Sumptuous Châteaux de la Loire

Published on 05 June 2009 - Updated 22 December 2010
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A palace rising up from a lake like something out of a fairytale, a crenellated keep materialising out of the mist, superb ruins submerged in the undergrowth or residences lived in by a noble family, the Loire châteaux, in the “garden of France", abound with images, souvenirs and sensations harking from one of the most prestigious ages France has ever known.


Discovering them brings you to feast on a haunch of doe at François I's table, hot on the heels of Joan of Arc and in the company of Flaubert as you listen to "the laughing pages and rustling trailing dresses". Sumptuous Châteaux de la Loire, illustrated with Jean-Baptiste Leroux' magnificent photos, pays glowing tribute to their art for celebration and their eternal youth.
Photographs by Jean-Baptiste Leroux
Texts by Catherine Grive
Published in: April 2009
111 pages - 17.90 euros
Original French title: Fastueux Châteaux de la Loire



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