Vendeuvre Jewell of 18th century Normandy.


The Orangery is home to the first collection of miniature house furnishings in the world: models, maquettes, mini-masterpieces, ivories, silverware all minuscule. This collection of small scale objects includes over 800 pieces of furniture, and thousands of other objects. The Chateau retains its original furnishings and decor. Visit an interior where family paintings, games tables, dog beds and automata follow cheek by jowl. The family atmosphere, the furnishings and the curios, take you back to a bygone age. The Chateau kitchens boast over 500 copper pots as well as revealing a number of Chef Maurice’s best kept secrets. In the gardens, a pyramid icehouse, and an amazing water garden full of surprises, where water is everywhere: Chinese bridge, Muses’ grove, crystal tree, turtle waterfall and the grotto of 200,000 shells.
Contact details

Vendeuvre Jewell of 18th century Normandy.

Le Château


Phone : 02 31 40 93 83

Fax : 02 31 40 11 11




Coach Parking


Average time120 minutes -
Further informationNon-guided visits: 1hr30 (museum, chateau, kitchen, gardens and exhibitions). -


Coach parking
Groups acccepted
Minimum number of people 20
The first collection of miniature furniture is on display in the late-18th century orangery grouping together over 750 mini works of art, including furniture, silverware and 16th to 19th century ivories. Exposition : "L'animal et l'art". Restaurant facilities on site only if combined with a visit. Snacks possible. Classed as a ‘Garden of Note’.