The so-called “Potager” bedroom
The so-called “Potager” bedroom owes its name to the ornamental Kitchen Garden which it looks onto. Here, the dialogue between the interiors of the château and the garden is particularly noticeable. The pattern of the fabric dressing the bed, the curtains in the alcove and the panelling is delicately floral, while the parquet – without a doubt one of the finest examples in the château – is reminiscent of the refined geometric quality of the Kitchen Garden beds. This 18th century masterpiece marries different types of wood in a palette of browns.
On either side of the alcove that houses the bed, a series of doors conceals two private spaces: a powder room with a bath on the right, and on the left the niche furnished with a dressing table.
The Kitchen Garden bedroom had long been decorated with mainly red and pink shades, but was restored in 2019 in blue tones that suit the restful nature of the room. The gentle softness, characteristic of 18th century interior design, that the room gives off is emphasised by the charming bust of a girl in terracotta that stands on the marble mantelpiece, produced after Jean Houdon, a key sculptor under Louis XV’s reign.