A bit further away from the house chateau Cheverny
is still popular as it is one of the few
chateaux of the Loire
that is fully furnished and lived in. It has
remained in the same family, the
Huraults, for six centuries. Built in the early 17th century
the chateau is built in pure Louis XIII classical style with
a rigid symmetry.
The centre section of which may appear
familiar to you even before you visit...
as it was the inspiration behind Herge’s
Marlinspike Hall the home of cartoon character
Captain Haddock. There is, you won't be surprised to
permanent 'Tintin'exhibition on site under the banner ’The
Secrets of Marlinspike Hall’
The grounds are very good for walking,
especially in the spring when thousands of tulips put on
a wonderful display. You will come
across the other major attraction of chateau Cheverny - its pack of hunting dogs.
The hounds still lead the chase as they have done since
. At the
kennels feeding time ()
for the hundred hounds
is an exhibition in itself