The Directoire bedroom and the blue bedroom
The décor in the Directoire bedroom, the paintings set in panels, includes motifs known as grotesques that were very popular during the Directoire period, between 1795 and 1799.
These feature floral scrolls, suspended central motif, exotic animals such as ibis and monkeys, etc. This type of décor was inspired by antique decorations discovered in the excavations at Pompeii in 1748. They had a major influence on art in the second half of the 18th century.
With its generous size and triple aspect overlooking the sea and the gardens, the blue bedroom is one of the nicest of the rooms reserved for guests. It is decorated with Pompeian panelling from the end of the 18th century. The furniture is partly French, but also Italian, including the blue chairs with their pyramid-shaped feet.
The ceiling holds an 18th century Meissen chandelier decorated with flowers, among which Béatrice had placed a small porcelain bird. This chandelier was electrified at the start of the 20th century.