Rooms for the entertainment of guests at glittering house parties. Don't miss the impressively set dining room table, just as it was in 1897...
Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild was renowned for entertaining guests on weekends throughout the summer months. Guests would enter through the main door and then be received in the Red Drawing Room.
Your tour of the ground floor begins in the East Gallery. You will stroll through the Ante Room and Dining Room before heading into the Red and Grey Drawing Rooms, where guests would assemble before dinner or while away an evening relaxing and listening to music.
Beyond the West Gallery and Small Library are two rooms that were part of Baron Ferdinand's private apartment. The Baron's Room, arranged exactly as it was in his day, and the Tower Drawing Room could be closed off from the rest of the house and connected to his bedroom and dressing room, on the first floor directly above.
You'll end your tour of the ground floor in the Morning Room. Part of the western extension finished in 1891, it was a large sitting room where Ferdinand's guests could read newspapers and write letters.