Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chateau de Cheverny.



My favorite part about visiting Chateau de Cheverny was learning that it is still inhabited by descendants of the original family! Real people actually live in this fairytale home! It's hard to imagine, especially as I sit here in my little one bedroom DC apartment. The tour included bits and pieces of the current owners' lives, like the (very 1990s) wedding dress and veil, pictured a few photos below, from their wedding. Their residential wing isn't included on the tour, but you know I got as close as I could to see if I could snag a glimpse of this elegant family...no luck. But oh, to imagine the lives of the people who are lucky enough to spend their lives here...


^ Included this photo only because it's so unbelievable. Apparently that skull is a prehistoric stag-like creature's head, hung at the actual height the animal would have been. For reference, I'm 5'1". Terrifying!!!!



And then it was on to our last chateau of the day, which as a fan of the CW show Reign I particularly enjoyed........

See all of our chateau visits here.

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  1. The reception is held in the main hall. The place was gorgeous and perfect for a wedding reception. I have been to several weddings here but it hasn't gotten old. The place is absolutely beautiful and the views are breathtaking.

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