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I recently received two new tremendous tomes: A Day at Château de Fontainebleau and A Day at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte. These intimate and exquisite volumes offer the most incredible insight into two of the most iconic French châteaux. With lavish photos, engaging tidbits and supporting historical records, they are all that we’ve come to expect from Flammarion.

From: A Day at Château de Fontainebleau

From: A Day at Château de Fontainebleau

As many of you know, Fontainebleau was one of the few royal residences left in tact after the French Revolution, and it and many of the choice pieces of the original art the palace still houses are all beautifully rendered in this extraordinary little volume. Just 37 miles outside of Paris, and enchanting beyond belief, it’s well worth a pilgrimage to see. Hop in your Citroën (or take a quick train from Gare de Lyon) and go.

From: A Day at Château de Fontainebleau

From: A Day at Château de Fontainebleau

From: A Day at Château de Fontainebleau

From: A Day at Château de Fontainebleau

From: A Day at Château de Fontainebleau

From: A Day at Château de Fontainebleau

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ALSO FROM FLAMMARION

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A Day at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte by Jean-Charles de Vogue and Ascanio de Vogue (who are 5th generation ancestors of the estate). Vaux Le Vicomte certainly inspired the design of many palaces – most notably Versailles. With its spectacular Le Notre designed formal gardens, Le Vau architecture, and Le Brun interiors, it is the quintessential French chateau. Its gloriously superb proportions and pristine grounds will have you instantly transported to the 17th/18th c. – especially if you happen to take a stroll along the grand allée on a drizzly day when there are few other visitors to break the spell! In any case this Flammarion publication is sure to evoke all of this and more for you — the book is your own private tour and grants wonderfully exclusive access. Just be prepare to be enthralled by the secrets, power struggles and jealousies of court life captured within its pages!

From: A Day at Château de Vaux le Vicomte

From: A Day at Château de Vaux le Vicomte

From: A Day at Château de Vaux le Vicomte

From: A Day at Château de Vaux le Vicomte

From: A Day at Château de Vaux le Vicomte

From: A Day at Château de Vaux le Vicomte

Needless to say, your copies of A Day at Château de Fontainebleau, and A Day at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, make a perfect pair, and will perhaps wet your appetite for a visit (and certainly serve as an outstanding memento upon your return as well!).

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