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The Château de Beauregard is a Renaissance castle in the Loire Valley in France. It is located on the territory of the commune of Cellettes, a little south of the city of Blois and a few miles from other famous Loire châteaux such as Cheverny. Although still inhabited, it can be visited by tourists. The castle is renowned for its Gallery of portraits decorated in the 17th century with 327 portraits of famous people.Plan your Park and Chateau de Beauregard visit and explore what else you can see and do in Cellettes using our Cellettes trip planner.
Most of the castle was built around 1545, when it was bought by Jean du Thiers, Lord of Menars, and Secretary of State to Henri II. The commissioned interior included frescoes on the fireplace of the royal chamber, which have survived. In the Great Gallery there is a fireplace in Italian style from this period. However its main feature was commissioned by Paul Ardier, Comptroller of Wars and Treasurer, who bought the château in 1617. He added further interior decorations over the next few decades, including a gallery of portraits.
The castle is built on the edge of the Russy Forest.
The ruins of a chapel, prior to the fifteenth century, are still visible in the park. It shows, in stone, shell of the pilgrims of Saint Jacques de Compostela and the motto of the crusaders "God the Volt."
The original manor house was built in the late fifteenth century by the family Doulcet. Jean Doulcet, Master of the House of Coins of Duke Charles of Orleans. In 1495, Louis of Orleans (future Louis XII), erected in the land of Beauregard lordship, was authorized by Edict build a dovecote.
Park and Chateau de Beauregard reviews
The château of Beauregard is one of the lesser-known castles of the Loire Valley. We decided to visit on a whim and I'm very glad we did! It’s known for its hall of portraits featuring famous... more »
Walking paths not wheelchair friendly, only two rooms to see from a wheelchair. Portrait gallery difficult to ready namens bad lighting. Not worth a detour. more »
The large park in the estate of Beauregard contains several fragments. On the way from cashier to the mansion you will pass a forest path where you installed the portraits of royalty and other aristocrats with a text description in French. On the left there is a French garden, where each segment is dedicated to colors of the same color, you can learn the alphabet, but only in the spring and summer flowering period. Behind the mansion is a large park with straight avenues and a part of the forest.
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