We've already had a look around the Jardin Potager at Cheverny and seen how they cut the grass banks and now we're having a look inside. It was the most elaborate and opulent chateau interior we'd seen to date, and the rooms were set out in rooms in much the same way as the National Trust does here. The colours were on the whole bright, and there was a lot of gold.
Each of the rooms I'm sharing here were on the first floor in the private apartments and each are said to convey the French "art de vivre" or the joy of living. And I think they've got a point there, as they're all great. I know they're from the first floor as that's when I realised that you could take pictures as long as it was without flash. Doh!
They definitely like things to match. But doesn't it work? It's a striking way to decorate rooms and clearly these are larger than our average modern day room, but wouldn't it be great to have a ceiling like that?
At first this room, potentially a music room but one with a lot of books, looks a much simpler room. But then the more you look, the more you see.
The detail on the piano - or possibly pianoforte - is stunning and a masterpiece in its own right. The panelling on the book cases too is very detailed.
And those curtains, I could quite easily have them in our house. They'd need to be a lot shorter, but the material looks great here but would look equally good in a more modern setting, don't you think?
So pink and green done, both with touches of gold. Now for the blue. When I walked into this room the opulence just struck you. Not in a bad way, but there was just so much to see. I can't even begin to describe it.
Did you spot the dancing ladies, either side of the portrait? I didn't to start with, and then I was captivated by them. And wondering why the one on the left is showing quite so much leg...
I think they're one thing though, that doesn't really translate into modern living. I can't see these working either side of the fireplace can you?!