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CHÂTEAU OF SULLY-SUR-LOIRE
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CHÂTEAU OF SULLY-SUR-LOIRE
CHÂTEAU OF SULLY-SUR-LOIRE
CHÂTEAU OF SULLY-SUR-LOIRE
CHÂTEAU OF SULLY-SUR-LOIRE
CHÂTEAU OF SULLY-SUR-LOIRE
CHÂTEAU OF SULLY-SUR-LOIRE
CHÂTEAU OF SULLY-SUR-LOIRE
CHÂTEAU OF SULLY-SUR-LOIRE

Visit of the Château of Sully-sur-Loire

In the apartments of the Duke of Sully

The visit of the Château of Sully-sur-Loire begins with:
- the tomb room (containing the bones of the Duke of Sully and his wife)
- two rooms of originally medieval proportions (14th century): statue of the Duke of Sully, original decorations (fireplace, window openings, beam) and thirteen portraits of the members of his family
- the staircase of honor, whose reconstruction ordered by Sully clearly showed his desire to use this château to reflect his personal glory
- the king’s bedchamber decorated in Louis XIV style. Two 17th century tapestries and two large-size paintings make this room majestic.

Access to the beamed ceiling and the sentry walk is via the staircase in the Angillon tower. There are several factors that make this ceiling exceptional: its sheer size, its barrel-vault shape, and above all its excellent state of preservation (14th century).

New developments

The visit continues with the discovery of some new developments:
- the steward’s office, in a 19th century setting
- the 18th century apartment where the Psyché tapestries are presented. The decoration consists of panelling, fireplaces and furniture of the time.

The transition to the 19th century is by means of:
- the Square Gate Tower which gives access to the Grand Drawing Room, whose 19th century decoration is characterized by its furniture, paintings and the ceiling painted to glorify the duke.
- Madam’s bedchamber (or small drawing-room) is a room in the style of Charles X with a feminine-style decoration.
- and finally, the dining room. It is the last room on the visit and is surprising due to the spectacular fireplace decorated with coats of arms and symbols.

The forecourt and moat also help give this site between river and the town a monumental aspect...