Believe it or not, but Cheverny is actually featured in The Adventures of Tintin (or so the French would say "tantan"), by Herge. To me, it's one of the classic comic books that's pretty up there next to The Peanuts with Snoopy, Charlie Brown and his friends. Speaking of comics, what's your childhood favorite?
Located in Sologne near Blois, the chateau is open to public viewing but a small wing of the building is privately sectioned accommodating the owner's family, Marquise de Vibraye. Some rooms are still open to use for events.
We were very fortunate to see the Tour Auto passing by during the visit to Cheverny! Asking some of the official photographers for their race, there were somewhat about 400 antique cars including some newer Ferrari, Porsches along the tour around Europe. I managed to capture a few good ones as they were racing through time.
|All timbers are hand painted|
|Loving the center piece|
|Lady's Tea Room|
|Family Crest hand stitched|
|To the Back Gardens|
On the day of the visit, we were in LUCK! The weather in Solongne suddenly got a lot warmer than expected! Otherwise, we wouldn't have been able to view the full bloom of the flowers at all!
|Such a gorgeous day!|
|Loved how I felt like it was a little like Alice in the Wonderland|
|Tintin Museum @ Cheverny|
|Who doesn't love Snowy|
|Château de Moulinsart in The Adventures with Tintin|
1 Avenue du Chateau, 41700
Enjoy the beginning of a new week