French lifestyle
Chateau de CHEVERNY - Val de Loire

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1 December 2019

French lifestyle

.On 1 December, at Château de Cheverny, discover the many facets of “French lifestyle”, famed and envied throughout the world for centuries!

You will be able to take part in the free conference at 2.30pm in the Orangerie on “The art of receiving, or French etiquette”, including an introduction to “The art of receiving in the Renaissance period”.

The different steps of a dinner invitation, combining splendour and simplicity, will be revealed in this indescribable atmosphere that still governs this mysterious and closed world of French private castles today:

• The rules of the dinner invitation

• Guests’ arrival

• Protocol and decorum at the table

• Cutlery

• Conduct at the table

• Conversation at the table

• After dinner

• Guests’ departure

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“An invitation to a dinner in town requires very particular rules and mastering them is not optional. It is a complex exercise which requires tact and finesse; there is little room for improvisation. Respecting the codes will make you the ideal guest, one who is a pleasure to receive”, states the Marquise de Vibraye, owner of Château de Cheverny. She emphasises: “Our country is a model when it comes to tableware, gastronomy, sophistication, style and elegance. Manners and breeding are the substance of our international fame. For Château de Cheverny, it is an obligation to celebrate this famous French art de vivre! ”

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Opening times:

• 01/10 to 31/12: 10am to 5pm  

Conference "The art of receiving, or French etiquette":

• free, 2.30pm in the Orangerie  

Workshops "The art of receiving, or French etiquette":

• workshops will be held every hour in the dining room of the castle from 10am to noon, then from 2pm to 5pm 

• registration required : 02.54.79.79.00 

• €19 per person (in addition to the ticket) 

Entry to the Château and gardens:

• Adult: €12  

• Concessions (adult with a family of at least 3 children, children aged 7 to 14, student under 25 ): €9

• Child (under 7): free

• Person with disability: free + standard rate for accompanying person.

Free parking  

Un événement labellisé "Viva Leonardo Da Vinci !" 

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