An early nineteenth-century farmhouse, a maison de maître transformed into a Swedish Gustavian designer’s dream, and a restored seventeenth-century château are among the exquisite Gallic destinations featured in Victoria Classics’ newest French Cottage issue. Here, you will find stories of thoughtfully restored homes that both honor heritage and welcome new inspiration to surroundings with family heirlooms, and décor that adds layers of sensitivity to architectural origins. Also: Cookbook author and boutique owner Jeanne Bayol’s home is a vibrant reflection of her love of color, of the outdoors, and of her Provençal heritage; you won’t want to miss her beautiful restorations of traditional Roma wagons.
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Rhapsody in Blue
A Dutch couple parlayed early retirement into an opportunity to live in the beautiful Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, where they turned a bereft farmhouse into a tranquil retreat.