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Step inside Château de Grosbois and take a guided tour through four centuries of French history, from the time of Henri IV to the present day.
Language: French speaking visit only.
The chateau is a fine example of a 17th-century country house, built in the Louis XIII style featuring the typical grey slate roof tiles, triangular pediment and brick façade whose white stone quoins are set ablaze by the setting sun. This is the country house of the Princes of Wagram, and tour participants will feel they are visiting a family home as they admire paintings and furniture representing all the major French styles.
The descendants of Marshal Berthier have carefully conserved the furniture and decor of this historic family home. The tour takes visitors through a succession of salons displaying all the major French styles in art and design. From the dining room with its Louis XIII wall paintings to the Restoration library created by Marshal Berthier’s son, follow in Napoleon’s footsteps as you cross the Salon de l’Empereur and the vast Galerie des Batailles commissioned by Marshal Berthier to prepare a sumptuous welcome for the Emperor and his court.
For an extra taste of the chateau lifestyle, why not stay on for a concert in the Grand Salon or the Orangery (booking required).