Cheverny Castle

  • distance : around 20km

One of the most famous chateaux of the Loire, along with nearby Blois and Chambord.  But while Blois is a mix of four centuries worth of architectural styles, Cheverny is a unified example of 17th century classic style, using "pierre de Bourré," a particular type of stone found in a nearby town in the Loir-et-Cher department that has the virtue of becoming whiter and harder as it ages.  This explains the dazzling whiteness of Cheverny's façade.  

Blois and Chambord became royal residences, while Cheverny has remained in private hands.  In addition, Cheverny has preserved its 17th century furniture and decoration.

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