1. Visiting the Chateau de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley

Visiting the Chateau de Chenonceau in the Loire Valley is an inspiring eye-opener at any time of year. Yes it’s that « Renaissance chateau on the bridge » (spanning the River Cher) along with its beautifully re-created classic French gardens and adjacent farm and stable complex. Let's have a look to the antique materials at the Château de Chenonceau.
Chenonceau, like so many other French Monuments Historiques, is well protected and watched over by the conservation team of the region’s  Direction Regional de la Culture (DRAC). Generations of experts will have been involved in restoration phases of the chateau and outbuildings. Of course authentic materials will have been retained in-situ, but appropriate authentic replacement materials were certainly sourced where required. A photo survey quickly shows that certain areas of materials have clearly been there for centuries, whereas others have been reclaimed for re-use.

Identifying antique materials at the Château de Chenonceau that have their equivalents in the ranges of historic reclaimed materials at BCA Antique Materials is fairly easy. Without attempting a meticulous survey of Chenonceau, these photos show that roof tiles, cobblestones and flagstones, and limestone, terracotta and oak flooring and garden features, and even oak beams all have their equivalents at BCA, so please refer to these various links.

See these links to full information about the long and noble history of the chateau, and the kind of cultural events and visits organised there nowadays via these links:
Event and documentation - official website
Or  Wikipédia of the château

Présentation des sols anciens du château de Chaumont-sur-Loire


2. Antique stone pool surrounds comparable to those at Chenonceau

antique fountain from bca equivalent to Chenonceau

Antique stone troughs


3. Antique reclaimed cobblestones and street setts references in stock now

Reference which correspond to limestone and to gritstone (grès) cobbled paving at Chenonceau:

antique reclaimed limestone french cobblestone setts equivalent to chenonceau

French cobbles

Large quantity in stock now

antique french cobblestones versaille similar to chenonceau

Cobbles from versaille

Classic French gritstone

antique french limestone cobbles for chateau like Chenonceau

French cobblestones

French hard sandstone

mix of many antique reclaimed cobblestone similar to chateau

All of our cobbles

Reclaimed cobbles only


4. Antique reclaimed limestone flooring and flagstones which correspond to those at Chenonceau

black and white flagstone equivalent to chenonceau

Black and White check

Early 19th century floor

antique limestone floor similar to chenonceau

Limestone floor

Random format with large sizes

blond bar flagstones similar to chenonceau

Blond bar flagstones

Weathered/worn patina

all of the bca's stock of flagstones equivalent to chateau chenonceau

All of our flagstones

Large stock available


5. Antique reclaimed terracotta interior flooring correspond to floors at Chenonceau

antique french terra cotta similar to chateau

French terra cotta

12 x 12 cm

terra cotta floors equivalent to chenonceau

Antique terra cotta

16 x 16 cm

antique terra cotta similar equivalent to Chenonceau

Antique tiles

10 x 10 cm

antique terracotta floors similar to Chenonceau

Hexagonal terra cotta

 Antique corner squares


6. ANtique oak flooring at chenonceau compares closely to these BCA equivalents

parquet versaille type flooring similar to Chenonceau

Versailles flooring

Large stock available

parquet antique floorboards equivalents to Chenonceau

Traditional french oak

Mostly hundreds of years old

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