Sunday, 3 June 2018

Testing out the Tourist attractions-Chateau Cheverny

It's always good to get out and about in this area of France, namely, the Southern Loire - Touraine-du-Sud, and actually visit the places we recommend to our guests.

Le Chateau Cheverny is one of those places we recommend. It's outside of our 1 hour radius, but we think it's worth it and here's why.

Le Chateau Cheverny
The Chateau is beautifully presented, probably the cleanest and neatest Chateau we have visited. That goes for the outside too where the gardens are well-appointed and full of interesting seasonal displays. It's worth checking the Chateau's website to see what floral displays are current.
The annual "river of Tulips" is a sight to behold. Thousands of plants, all plated by hand, wending their way through the grounds.

Throughout the main house there is currently a display of professionally produced pictures and sculptures made from LEGO! These are superbly crafted and I have to say that, on one occasion, I thought a picture hanging on the wall was an original.

Those of you who remember Herge's adventures of Tintin you may recognise the Chateau Cheverny as it was used as a model for Captain Haddock's ancestral home - Marlinspike Hall. There is a permanent exhibition here at Cheverny and a good way to spend an hour of your visit reliving those outrageous adventures of Tintin. 

The section we liked best was the last photo gallery where the local village people had been photographed and compared to some of the characters in the book. The Thompson Twins were particularly similar in look as was the village Mayor and doctor.

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