Chateau de Cheverny…and Tintin..!

Having been a fan of Tintin for as long as I can remember, I could not wait to visit the Chateau at Cheverny which provided Herge (Georges Remi) with the inspiration for Captain Haddock’s Marlinspike Hall.

Mel indulged me for my ‘vision’ of the Chateau…again, apologies to other Tintin fans…

The Château de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France
Being a lifelong Tintin fan, this is how I will always think of Marlinspike Hall, or rather Chateau de Cheverny – apologies to other Tintin fans! © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Château de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France
This is what the Chateau really looks like… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Château de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France
The staircase…immortalised for me in ‘The Secret of The Unicorn…’ © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Château de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France
A beautiful hallway… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Château de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France
Drawing room… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Château de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France
This bedroom was very dark, so I handheld using iso 5000… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Château de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France
Array of armour and weapons on display.. © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Château de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France
Dining area. © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Château de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France
Wedding dress of the wife of current owner, the marquis de Vibraye. © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Château de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France
Nursery… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Château de Cheverny is located at Cheverny, in the département of Loir-et-Cher in the Loire Valley in France
Reminds me of the start of ‘The Calculus Affair…’ © Michael Evans Photographer 2013

After visiting the Chateau, we went to say ‘hello’ to the puppies… The first thing to hit us upon approaching their enclosure was the delightfully fragrant aroma!!!

The hunting dogs at Château de Cheverny
The hunting dogs at Château de Cheverny…stay upwind of these guys..!! © Michael Evans Photographer 2013

Then it was time to introduce Mel to the charm and innocence of Tintin…

The Tintin Exhibition at the Chateau de Cheverny
The entrance to the Tintin exhibition… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Tintin Exhibition at the Chateau de Cheverny
Professor Calculus… The portrait featured in ‘The Seven Crystal Balls’ © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Tintin Exhibition at the Chateau de Cheverny
Model of the Unicorn.. © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Tintin Exhibition at the Chateau de Cheverny
Original plate… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Tintin Exhibition at the Chateau de Cheverny
The Unicorn on the ocean floor… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Tintin Exhibition at the Chateau de Cheverny
Model of the submarine from ‘Red Racham’s Treasure..’ © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Tintin Exhibition at the Chateau de Cheverny
Professor Calculus’s laboratory… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
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2 thoughts on “Chateau de Cheverny…and Tintin..!

  1. This is awesome! I feel like I’ve stumbled onto a treasure. The photography is lush but crisp; detail and texture come across beautifully. I also like your eye for photographing a room. I’m a Chateau fan; and now I’m a Cheverny fan, a fan of your work, and curious about Tintin, which I’ve never heard of. Thanks!

    1. Thank you for your kind comments Jeff, really appreciate it! Tintin is superb, something I grew up with and still love; definitely my favourite light (transport me back to my childhood ) reading!! All the best for 2015! Cheers Michael

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