Château et Parc of Beauregard
- Distance: 29 km
The Château de Beauregard is a Renaissance castle in the Loire Valley in France. It is located on the territory of the commune of Cellettes, a little south of the city of Blois and a few miles from other famous Loire châteaux such as Cheverny.
Former hunting lodge of Chambord, built on the orders of François I er, it has always been known for its gallery of famous portraits, the largest in Europe to have survived to our days, is the masterpiece of the castle. Monumental work built during the first half of the 17th century at the request of Paul Ardier, it is 26 meters long, its pavement is entirely made of 5 500 dutch Delftware tiles and its walls are decorated with 327 portraits of famous people having lived between 1328 and 1643.The blue color of the ceiling which dominates has been obtained by the use of lapis lazuli, one of the most precious and expensive mineral stones in the 17th century.
The ground floor through the ancient kitchen which was used until 1968. It has a beautiful copper cookware. The two fireplaces are in working order, as well as the largest rotisserie.
The Château de Beauregard is also his “studiolo” made by the cabinetmaker of King Henry II and a collection of furniture of exceptions that complete this elegant house of great lords close to the royal power.
In its landscaped park of 40ha, the "Garden Portraits" is a marvel. It has been re-imagined by renowned Gilles Clément. This garden which we admire first shape and color overhanging unfolds entirely once you through it: twelve rooms of hedges of twelve different colors representing the signs of the kingdoms mentioned in Gallery 327 portraits of the castle. 315 years of history is implicitly told in flowers and colors the landscape architect Gilles Clément creator of the Park André Citroën and garden of Quai Branly Museum in Paris
Twelve gardens surrounding these incredible, nearly 400 English roses, old roses and clematis reflected the romanticism of the Count Alain Pavilion with his wife offered to show her affection!
Joined Inventory of Historical Monuments in 1992, landscaped 40 hectares is part of French heritage.
- Their Dog - Photographer Antoine Schneck, a series of 70 portraits of dogs personalities from the world of arts, media and politics: February 16th to November 18, 2013
- International Festival of the portrait: May 18th to June 2nd, 2013
- Autumn Festival: the arrival of the Indian summer: October 1st to November 17th, 2013