Saturday 11 July 2015

Live Action Heritage Conservation

Heritage conservation work is going on all the time in the Touraine Loire Valley chateaux. These days the best practice approach is to ensure the visitors can see what is happening. It's used as a way of positively enhancing the experience rather than causing disappointment that an object is missing from its usual display spot.

The Rigaud portrait of Louis XIV being restored at Chenonceau.
We always rather enjoy the opportunity to take visitors to see conservators working. Our background means that we can explain exactly what is happening and how heritage conservation is managed so that these wonderful chateau will continue to be in a condition to receive visitors for generations to come.

If you are interested in this sort of behind the scenes aspect of presenting a chateau to the public email us and we will be sure to include opportunities to learn more in your Touraine Loire Valley tour with us.