Hotel Le Bois des Chambres & Restaurant Le Grand Chaume

The guest stables

published at 20/10/2022

The second yard (which is not open to visitors) and the stables around it were for guests’ horses, so that they were kept separate from the "resident" horses, for the sake of safety (aggressiveness and tensions between horses unaccustomed to being in each other’s company) and hygiene (possible contamination of healthy horses in contact with horses with infections).

This is a "miniature" version of the large stables, comprising the same facilities (saddle room, kitchen, carriage room, fifteen stalls and five boxes).

A stable door provided access, on the one hand, to the village centre and, on the other, to the forest and the motorcar forecourt of the model farm built at Prince de Broglie’s request, between 1903 and 1913.

Prince and Princess de Broglie owned four cars - which gives an idea of just how wealthy they were, for very few households were even able to afford one car at the end of the 19th and turn of the 20th century.