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Chateau de Troussay photo, description Chateau de Troussay)

The castle of Troussay located in the municipality of Cheverny in the territory of the French Department of Loir-and-cher. This is one of the smallest castles of the Loire.

The first stone castle was founded in 1450 Robert de Bui, owner of the salt warehouses in the region of Blois. The castle was expanded in the XVII century, was constructed with two wings and a huge Park. The family of de Buji owned Chateau de Troussay until 1732, and then the castle passed from hand to hand a little less than a century.

In 1828 the castle of Troussay acquired Louis de La Sosa, the famous historian, the friend of prosper mérimée. He conducted a thorough restoration of the castle, which for many years was in a state of desolation. In 1900 the castle was bought by a rich family of de Sainte-Marie, which also owns and castle Cheverny.

The front of the castle, which bears the name of the French king Francis I, made in accordance with the style of the Renaissance and is reminiscent of the façade of Chambord castle. This is particularly noticeable on the Windows and the furnace pipes of the castle. The tower was completed in the eighteenth century, however, all of them crowned with pointed spires, which was also typical for the Renaissance architecture.

In the right wing of Chateau de Troussay located premises - bakery, hay-shed, stable, while in the left there was a huge Seating space. It should be noted that the left wing has undergone a complete restructuring in the nineteenth century, and therefore a bit asymmetrically compared to another part of the castle.

The entrance to the castle decorated with two capitals, one of them was also made in the XIX century and another, more ancient, made in the Renaissance style, formerly decorated the Chateau of the Loire Valley - castle Take it. He was ordered to deliver and attach it to the Chateau de Troussay by Louis de La Sosa. Above the door is a stone figure of the virgin Mary - a replica of a wooden Madonna that adorns the entrance to the castle Cheverny. On the right tower of the castle is surrounded by a sun clock, and inlaid with the famous Latin expression "carpe diem", which means "live the present".

Another facade of the castle, which bears the name of the French king Louis XII, made mostly in the Gothic style, although some elements typical of the Renaissance. On door as pictured the Salamander - the symbol of king Francis I. the Tower of the façade was completed in the XIX century, it is made exactly the same as tower of Louis XII wing of Blois castle - of red and black brick. The tower is decorated with many sculptures and inlays as a more modern and relevant to the Renaissance, as, for example, the terrain of the porcupine, a symbol of king Louis XII.

Since the castle is now private property, attend only six rooms on the ground floor - living room, hall, chapel and several rooms, including office Louis de La Sosea. The interior of the rooms is very interesting, especially the ceilings, made in different styles. Pieces of furniture belong to the XV-XIX centuries, especially the outstanding exhibits is the fireplace of Francis I in the living room, Strasbourg wardrobe 1700 and a chest of drawers of Louis XIII with wooden inlays in the form of Jasmine flowers.

In the former outbuildings of the castle there is a permanent exhibition devoted to the everyday life of the servants - presented livery, various documents and items for farming, Dating back to the XIX century.

The Park around the castle of Troussay was laid out in the eighteenth century, but quickly fell into disrepair, and was converted only in the XIX century. Now there you can see two of the old house of prior Park. The Park has many different species of trees, including cedar of Lebanon, planted in the eighteenth century, American redwoods and immense blue cedar.