VISIT THE CHÂTEAU, THE STABLES AND THE HISTORIC GROUNDS.
Overlooking the River Loire, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List as a cultural landscape, it is one of the most remarkable châteaux of the Loire Valley
VISITING THE CHÂTEAU
- The historical apartments: discover a suite of rooms redesigned by the Broglie family to reflect the life in the château enjoyed by colourful historical figures such as the Queen of France, Catherine de’ Medici, Diane de Poitiers and the mystical Ruggieri, Catherine de’ Medici’s astrologer. Take a look around their rooms, the room known as the King’s Room as well as the Council Chamber and the Guard Room.
- The private apartments: in June 1875, Marie-Charlotte-Constance Say bought Château de Chaumont and, with her husband, the Prince de Broglie, oversaw a lot of work, especially decoration in the Renaissance style. We therefore find a number of decorated and furnished rooms here which would make the château the perfect setting for large receptions.
- The Chapel: built in a flamboyant, Gothic, sculptured style at the beginning of the 16th century, its stained-glass windows depict the history of Chaumont from its origins right up to the time of the Broglie family.
AROUND THE CHÂTEAU
- The Stables: explore the most luxurious and modern stables in Europe, built in 1877 by the architect Paul-Ernest Sanson at the request of the Prince de Broglie.
- The Historic Grounds: take a walk through the Historic Grounds, designed from 1884 by Henri Duchêne, the greatest French landscape architect of the late 19th century. The 21 hectares of English-style historical grounds are exactly as the Prince de Broglie desired.
Visit of the contemporary art installations
- In the Farmyard, installation by Henrique Oliveira and El Anatsui.
- In the Historic Grounds, installations by Ursula von Rydingsvard, Andy Goldsworthy, Giuseppe Penone, El Anatsui, Tadashi Kawamata, Cornelia Konrads, Christian Lapie, François Méchain, Anne and Patrick Poirier, Nikolay Polissky, Vincent Barré, Armin Schubert, Patrick Dougherty and Dominique Bailly.
- In the Château, installations by Sheila Hicks, Gabriel Orozco, Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger, Jeffrey Blondes, Sarkis and Jannis Kounellis.
- In the Stables, installations by Klaus Pinter Stéphane Guiran, Mathieu Lehanneur and Patrick Blanc.