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Welcome to French Affaires



We celebrate all things French through:

 French Affaires Weekly

Welcome to French Affaires Weekly, a once-a-week journey to a delicious part of France or French culture. Recently, we introduced:

French Take-Out ~ La France à emporter™
At the end of each French Affaires Weekly article, we're including a great tip on how to bring a bit of France back to the U.S. or a unique place where France can be found stateside. Subscribe to our weekly posting for the latest tip and stay tuned for more fun ways to keep the French experience going 'chez vous'...


"French Website of the Year ~ Castle vs. Palace in France"
 
 
Not long ago, we featured our choice for the 'French Coffee Table Book of the Decade.' Click here for a refresh of that post and our interview with the book's French photographer. Well, now we've got a front-runner for the French website of the year. And this is no easy feat given all the French-related content out there. Have you come across the Chateau de Gudanes? If not, you're in for a BIG French treat.

 
Built in the 1700's on the site of a former fortress, the Chateau de Gudanes was designed by the noted French architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel, known for his pure lines and neoclassical symmetry. Some of his high-profile works include the Petit Trianon at Versailles, the Ecole Militaire near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Palais de Compiegne outside Paris, the Place de la Bourse in Bordeaux and the Place de la Concorde in Paris. The chateau is located in a remote valley in the Midi-Pyrénées region close to the Spanish border. An Australian family purchased the property in 2013 and has begun a massive restoration project to bring the chateau back to life...
 
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