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Heritage Tour - Waddesdon Manor

20th July 2019

8.00am

Entry Fees Extra

Pickup Times

£30.00 (Entry fees extra)
Coach departs Northwich Memorial Court at 8.00am (a)
Other Pick-Up Points available

Waddesdon Manor (NT) is a French Renaissance-style château built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874 to entertain the fashionable world and to house his collection of fine art.

As a family, the Rothschilds were the greatest collectors of the 19th century, seeking the highest quality of workmanship and with a keen sense of historical importance. The houses that they built, the interiors they created and the magnificent Rothschild collections within them became known internationally as the ‘goût Rothschild’. Waddesdon is one of the rare survivors of that splendour.

Highlights of the collections include Sevres Porcelain (including 3 ship vases of which only 10 exist), 18th Century French furniture (many pieces from the Palace of Versailles), Paintings (with masterpieces by Gainsborough, Reynolds, Boucher, Chardin, de Hooch, and Cuyp), Modern and Contemporary Art, and Renaissance treasures.

Step back in time in the Victorian style gardens, gaze at flamboyant colours on the parterre amid the ornate fountains and statuary. Unearth the rare and exotic birds housed in the rococo style Aviary found in the heart of the gardens.


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