The Appartement des Chasses

Allocated to the royal princes under the Ancien Régime, this first floor apartment, which follows the convention of comprising a salon, chamber and office, was eventually taken over by Napoleon II and Eugenie’s only son, the imperial prince. The three rooms were extended to include an apartment for his governess.

The Appartement des Chasses (hunting apartment) is named after the forty hunting-themed 18th-century paintings which were set into the room’s wood panels during the Restoration. Of particular note are the large cartoons of tapestries created by Oudry, depicting various scenes of Louis XV hunting.

The Appartement des Chasses on the ground floor was a companion piece to this room. As it could not be restored, it has been converted into a furniture gallery, exhibiting the finest examples of French woodwork and cabinet-making from the château’s collection.

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