Chateau de Cheverny
Visit Chateau de Cheverny (Loire Valley, France)
The Château de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France.
The castle was built by the Hurault family at the beginning of the 17th century (from 1624 to 1630), on the site of an earlier feudal castle (of which very little remains).
The castle is built in white stone and follows the classical style that was popular at the time of Louis XIII, to a symmetrical design, and is unchanged and unaltered since the time the building work was completed.
Over the course of the centuries the land and castle changed hands on several occasions but on each occasion the Castle at Cheverny eventually returned to the Hurault family, who still own and run the castle today.
The most important highlights within the castle include the two reception rooms called Grand Salon and Petit Salon; the ornately decorated stonework of the main staircase, and the comfortable apartments, with the King's bedroom among them.
The rooms and apartments are especially richly furnished, with gilded and decorative furniture, substantial paintings and tapestries, and walls sometimes decorated in vibrant colours. remember to keep looking up, some of the decorated ceilings are among the highlights.
Chateau Cheverny is now one of the most important castles and tourist attractions in the Loire valley and attracts many visitors eager to admire the castle itself, the surrounding gardens and associated buildings such as the orangery, and the opulently furnished interiors.
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Photos taken within 10 km
Address: Château de Cheverny, Loir-et-Cher, Loire Valley || GPS: latitude 47.498, longitude 1.4602
Map of Chateau de Cheverny & places nearby
Highlights close by
Chateau de Chambord 13km
Chateau de Blois 14km
See lots more places to visit nearby and a more detailed map at places near Chateau de Cheverny.
See Loire Valley and Loir-et-Cher (the region and department for Chateau de Cheverny) for more travel ideas...
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Chateau de Cheverny, France
- Parc du château de Beauregard - remarkable garden (7km)
- Fougeres-sur-Bievre Chateau - national monument (10km)
- Blois - secteur sauvegarde (14km)
- Roseraie des terrasses de l’évêché - remarkable garden (15km)
- Domaine régional de Chaumont-sur-Loire - remarkable garden (21km)
- ZooParc de Beauval - zoo or wildlife park (29km)
- Talcy Chateau - national monument (30km)
- Jardin du château de Talcy - remarkable garden (30km)
- Beaugency - recommended detour (34km)
- Parc et jardins du château de Chenonceau - remarkable garden (35km)
The French version of this page is at Chateau de Cheverny (Francais)