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Château de Valençay

Visites culturelles

Tours tariffs and Opening days :

Chateau of Valençay will re-open in 2013 16th of March and will close on 2013 11th of November.
The Château de Valençay is open:
From March 17th to April 30th: from 10:30 am to 6 pm;
From May 1st to May 31st: from 10 am to 6 pm;
from June 1st to June 30th: from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm;
from July 1st to August 31st: from 9:30 am to 7 pm;
from September 1st to September 30th: from 10:30 am to 6 pm;
from October 1st to November 11: from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Ticket office closes 45 minutes before closing the site.
On site: restaurant, coach parking.

Tarifs :

Full rate : 12 Euros.
Concessions (teachers, students, unwaged, children from 7 to 17) : 8,50 Euros.
Family : one free children's entrance if 3 full entrances of a same family (adults or children). Children (under 7) : 3 euros.
Groups (min. 20 persons) : 9,50 Euros per person. Coach drivers free.
Golf cart: 12 euros.

Description :

The Grand Salon :
With the dining room, it is the largest room in the castle. you can admire a remarkable set of Empire chairs covered with tapestry embroidered by the ladies of the Court of Spain in exile Valençay. In point of St Cyr, twenty-six seats are all different and decorated with foliage collected in the park. In the center you can see the table come from the Empire Kaunitz Palace qu'occupa Talleyrand at the Congress of Vienna in 1815.

The blue room :
This show was part of the Treaty of Valençay in 1813. It has a large number of portraits and decorative items, and medallions trompe-l'oeil style of Louis XVI. One can notice this especially beautiful office stepped in black lacquered wood with drawers decorated with gold lacquer patterns. Under the Restoration, the show was, with his room, the workpiece favorite Prince de Talleyrand.

Music Room :
In the south tower, the music room immerses the visitor in the style of Louis XVI. The Versailles parquet and painting, both original evidence of this style. The visitor can admire the carved woodwork and musical instruments: a piano-forte of 1808 signed by Dussek and a harp in gilt and green dating restoration.

Room of Madame de Staël
It owes its name to bed Empire belonged to him. But the most interesting furniture and most curious is probably this small table with three legs, surmounted by lions' heads and shod hooves. It bears hieroglyphs and golden. It was designed for an Egyptian temple planned in the park, a factory, as it was called then these fancy buildings parks and gardens.

Prince's room:
Recently restored, it has a beautiful Empire furniture partly from the Saint-Florentin in Paris, where the Prince de Talleyrand died in 1838 mahogany bed with amount sheath topped by a head Egyptian convenient return from Egypt marble top and claw foot or pedestal with two trays marble with three rounded feet with claws and head of a hawk, golden bronze motifs.

The room of the King of Spain:
It is the largest castle. The piece has not undergone any transformation Empire together high quality, rare small furniture gloves, stockings and handkerchiefs reflect the sophistication of this gilded prison. Only the bed is the style of Louis XVI. Note the beautiful collection of wallpapers in grisaille, printed board, depicting episodes from the life of Psyche and Cupid.

The room of the Duchesse de Dino:
The room contains a beautiful mahogany furniture including a bed Dining Cuban mahogany four columns with bronze ornament. Adjoining room, the visitor can discover the toilet with a copper bathtub nineteenth century and a rare chair bidet Louis XV who kept his bowl of tinned copper.

The bedroom of the Princess of Benevento:
All the furniture dates from the eighteenth century paper screen painted Louis XV style three sections, Smyrna carpet, Sevres biscuit group "The Three Graces" or portrait of Madame de la Sablière as Diana the Huntress, attributed to Mignard (1612 -1695).

The firm Périgord:
It brings together the work of furniture that belonged to Talleyrand. Again, the prestige rubs elegance. You can admire the grand secretary of the early nineteenth century, the work table veneered in mahogany, leather bellows chair or two white marble busts, one of Voltaire and other Jean-Jacques Rousseau , both made by Houdon.

The great gallery:
Built in the eighteenth century, it allows the service to all apartments. It is decorated with a series of oil on canvas painting in the style of Hubert Robert, a student of the famous Eugène Delacroix. We can also see a set of drawers and all consoles Empire Restoration period.

The dining room:
The splendor of the reception is still felt. Around the magnificent mahogany table eight feet balusters, thirty-six guests could enjoy the art of Great Lent and the wines of the greatest vintages. The walls, the visitor can admire two beautiful Beauvais tapestries, Empire period, responding with their antique motifs to the goddess Hebe, the work of Immolèse.

Kitchens and cellars :
Installed in basements magnificent seventeenth and eighteenth century castle, offices, kitchen and wine cellar reflect the attention paid by the householder at his table, renowned throughout Europe, thanks to the talent the chef Antonin Carême discovered that Talleyrand in 1802.

Dungeon and Sagan gallery:
nstalled in basements magnificent seventeenth and eighteenth century castle, offices, kitchen and wine cellar reflect the attention paid by the householder at his table, renowned throughout Europe, thanks to the talent the chef Antonin Carême discovered that Talleyrand in 1802.

The Little Theatre:
Overlooking the garden round the delicate edifice was built in 1810 as a hunting lodge in the castle, to soften the room forced the Spanish princes. Exceptional jewel, it retains all the sets and backdrops period. This visit since 2012 under the "private visits" Sunday morning (2 times per month).
€ -2 € 4 (children 8-13 years).