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Tintin Exhibit at Château de Cheverny

Posted on Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 at 3:13 am CET

Yesterday I wrote about the new Tintin movie by Steven Spielberg that started production this week. This reminds me of Château de Cheverny that we visited in the Loire Valley in France last year. Belgian comic book creator Hergé used Cheverny as a model for his fictional Marlinspike Hall (Château de Moulinsart in French), the residence of Captain Haddock. In the Tintin version the two outermost wings have been removed, but the rest is almost identical.

Marlinspike Hall and Chateau de Cheverny

We had a very nice visit to the castle and a walk around the large castle grounds. Near the entrance to the park is a building with a permant Tintin exhibit titled The Secrets of Moulinsart, which features rooms decorated as in Marlinspike Hall, artwork and information about Herge and the world of Tintin. It’s a cute exhibit and not to be missed by any Tintin fan. It’s especially nice for kids, as there is a lot to touch and explore.

Here are some photos of the exhibition:

Entrance to the Tintin exhibit










Throughout the exhibit were hidden panels in the walls that revealed artwork or ‘props’ from Tintin’s adventures:



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Jul 12, 2010
4:29 pm
#1 Janine Fernando wrote:

We will be visiting around 1st September with our boys ages 7 and 9 – avid readers of Tin Tin. This will be a highlight of their trip to Normandy, Brittany and Loire. Please provide any information regarding admissions and what to do in advance etc.

Jul 12, 2010
4:42 pm
#2 Wolfstad wrote:

Janine, you can find the official website of the Château with more information here:

Jan 13, 2011
12:48 pm
#3 katy wrote:

This is so cool. As a childhood Tintin geek, I would love to see this.

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