Inside the Chateau, discover a splendid collection of animals : Animals at the dining table, animal shapes, animal amuse us, animals fascinate us, animals love us and animals distinguish us.
A fascinating collection of kennels for pets :
a great number of precious furnitures, collars, or accessories.
Admire the superb stag with its ten velvet horns in the main staircase. Animals feature in coats of arms symbolizing different families.
Animals distinguish us
An attractive collection featuring dogs and cats, miniature kennels, porcelain, portraits of our favourite animals, collars and even a dog automaton !
Animals love us
Exotic and fantastic animals make us dream : the story of the giraffe given by the khedive of Egypt to king Charles X of France, poetic rams, musical monkeys.
Animals fascinate us
Humans disguised as animals as mockery : caricatures, cautionary songs (like the Fables of La Fontaine), goldfish swim round their bowls under chandeliers and birds sing.
Animal amuse us
XVIII century clocks set on elephants, rhinoceros, bulls, horses and carriages driven by donkeys and ostriches.
Kangxi period, 17th century
MINIATURE ELEPHANT CLOCK
On top a chinese, 18th century
Zaraffa with Atir
Animals at the dining table
Terrines in animal shapes (rabbits, ducks, wild boar, crab) and dishes decorated with fish and crustacea are exhibited on tables and sideboards.
TERRINES IN ANIMAL SHAPES
CLOTHED IN GREEN
Animal and Art