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The French Country House

Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, Bernard Touillon

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/1/2003)

Description

Now in paperback, this book is a gorgeous celebration of  warm, intimate and quintessentially French country retreats.

 

Epitomizing what the French call l’art de vivre (the art of good living), The French Country House is a breathtaking invitation to share the charm of these private countryside dwellings. Here are beloved places of retreat—old manor houses, small chateaus, stud farms, even a former convent—that, because of their great age and accumulated memories, provide endless delight for family and friends. Each country house is a treasure trove of history, with beautiful furnishings as well as family albums, faded love letters, attics full of old toys, fancy dresses, retired pianos, left-over brocades and wallpapers—even libraries hidden at the tops of towers. The French Country House is rich with the colors, texture, and histories of these treasured homes. 

Vendome Press, 9780865651944, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2008



About the Author

Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, an auctioneer, collector, and journalist, specializes in French art de vivre and the history of old families. Her books include The Finest Houses of Paris and The French Chateau: Lifestyle and Tradition.