Did you know that Captain Haddock's castle exists? He is in the Loir et Cher...
Cheverny Castle, one of the great castles of the Loire Valley, not far from Blois, is not presented... Undoubtedly one of the most beautifully furnished, set in the setting of its park and gardens, belonging to the same family for six centuries, you can visit it all year round, and even sleep there since castle suites are available...
Cheverny and Tintin
But what is more unusual, among these historical wonders, is the presence of the knight François de Hadoque, who was a captain of the royal navy to whom King Louis XIV donated the castle of Moulinsart in 1695.
This knight was, no doubt, the ancestor of Captain Haddock, Tintin's companion, evoking, in his flowery language, his castle of Moulinsart...
Now... Stand in front of Cheverny, and mentally remove its two wings: you see Moulinsart, as Hergé drew him, inspired by the real one!
And, from there, you won't find it so unusual that Cherverny presents a permanent exhibition Tintin... in situ!
You can become an actor in Hergé's work by entering Moulinsart Castle in real life. "This interactive exhibition, created in collaboration with the Hergé Foundation, will allow you to discover the world of characters from the adventures of Tintin to Moulinsart over an area of 700 m². Already 1.2 million visitors! " (castle site)
Château de Cheverny
Avenue du Château
Tél.: 02 54 79 96 29
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