French Chateau Living: The Château Du Lude by Barbara De NicolayFrench Chateau Living: The Château Du Lude by Barbara De Nicolay

French Chateau Living: The Château Du Lude

byBarbara De NicolayContribution byChristine ToulierPhotographed byEric Sander

Hardcover | September 19, 2017

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Providing intimate insight into life in a French château, this volume takes readers on an insider’s tour of the Château du Lude, a private residence that features its original decorative interiors.

Nestled in the idyllic Loire Valley, the Château du Lude is one of the most historic châteaus in France; Bluebeard besieged the castle on his way to join Joan of Arc’s crusade, and it earned the rare distinction of having survived the French Revolution intact. Today, the Lude is inhabited and impeccably maintained by the Count and Countess Louis-Jean de Nicolay, whose family has owned the property for over 250 years. They invite readers to discover the château’s well-preserved interiors and gardens, which feature a medieval kitchen, an Italian Renaissance studiolo, and exceptional horse stables, offering a glimpse into the lifestyle of the château’s inhabitants, past and present. Newly commissioned photographs offer unprecedented access into the hidden corners of the estate otherwise closed to the general public.
Barbara de Nicolay and her husband, Count Louis-Jean de Nicolay, live at Château du Lude with their family. Eric Sander’s photographs have appeared in Smithsonian, Life, Time, Newsweek, Le Figaro Magazine, and in numerous books.
Title:French Chateau Living: The Château Du LudeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 12.4 × 10 × 1 inPublished:September 19, 2017Publisher:RizzoliLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:208020310X

ISBN - 13:9782080203106

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