While looking for new Bed & Breakfasts and activities in the Loire Valley around Chambord castle, we came upon the beautiful castle that you can see above on the picture. Since last year everybody heard about Tintin, the comics hero created by Hergé that Steven Spielberg made a movie about.
The movie ends up in Captain Haddock’s castle, which Hergé is supposed to have created from Cheverny castle. Cheverny is another Loire Valley beautiful castle - close to Chambord castle - that you can visit, and even attend to the impressive feeding of the hounds pack.
After discovering this castle - le Château des Gaschetières - Emilie and I are now convinced that Hergé did not base his drawings only on Cheverny, but also on this one. We let you form your own opinion!
By the way they have a very good self-catering cottage in the outbuildings, we highly recommend it!