ABBAYE LONGUES, LONGUES-SUR-MER (NORMANDIE)

  At the exit of the village of Longues-sur-mer, the old Saint Marie Abbey, built in the 12th century, is hidden along the small road leading to Bayeux. At first glance, visitors cannot imagine its importance or splendour. When one enters the first courtyard, surrounded by the abbey lodge, the[…]

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CASA ST GERMAIN DES PRÉS, PARIS

Casa St Germain des Prés is located in the heart of the 6tharrondissement, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés district, in a Haussmann building. The house enjoys the proximity to the Luxembourg Gardens, designed by Maria dei Medici, the Luxembourg Palace and the St. Sulpice church. The same district brings together prestigious cultural institutions[…]

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CHÂTEAU DE SAINT-BARTHÉLEMY, PERNES LES FONTAINES (PROVENCE)

Immersed in an astounding garden à la française, the Château de Saint-Barthélemy is the perfect place for a musical escapade in the beautiful region of Provence. With its many rooms and its Gaveau piano of 1911, the Château naturally lends itself to a musical residency, while offering leisure activities for[…]

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CHÂTEAU DE SAINT LOUP, SAINT GERMAIN-CHASSENAY (BURGUNDY)

The Château de Saint Loup, built between 1845 and 1848, was designed by Louis Visconti, who was “l’architect de l’empereur” , the architect of the emperor, and with its park is classified “Monument Historique”, the French national trust, by the French government. The house is situated in a 25 hectare[…]

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ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURA, PARIGI

The Italian Institute of Culture (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) is an organism of the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, with the aim of promoting the Italian language and culture.The istitute organizes many initiatives on the cultural, artistic and scientific Italian life, in addition to  numerous classes of[…]

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LA CHAPELLE, CLAIREFONTAINE EN YVELINES (ÎLE-DE-FRANCE)

Clairefontaine is a municipality part of the Natural Park of the Chevreuse Valley, distant 8 km from the Rambouillet Castle, less than a hour from Paris, close to the National Football Centre Clairefontaine (CNF) and to the Pernod Ricard University. In the XII century, the Abbey of Notre-Dame-de-Clairefontaine was founded by[…]

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LE GRAND MELLO, MELLO (HAUTS-DE-FRANCE)

These two castles, looking at each other have been built in different times : The first one is a Fortress whom first foundations date from the 9th century. It’s been then transformed in the XV and XVIII th century. The other castle is the Princess castle, named after the daughter of the[…]

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MAISON DE L’ITALIE, PARIS

Maison de l’Italie is a university house, hosting professors, researchers and students from all over the world. Funds for the construction of Maison de l’Italie were raised in large part by the Italian senator Enrico Falck, president of the Committee for the Italian Students House in Paris.  The house was[…]

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MAISON DU MEXIQUE, PARIS

La Maison du Mexique is a student’s residence located at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris (CiuP), it hosts postgraduate students enrolled in a higher education institution in the Paris region recognized by the French government. Located next to the Maison Internationale, la Maison du Mexique was the 25th to[…]

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MANOIR DE SOISAY, BELFORÊT-EN-PERCHE (NORMANDY)

Soisay manor was built by François du Grenier around 1530. The manor house remained in his family until September of 1600, when it was sold to Anselme de Fontenay. Anselme de Fontenay and his wife Marie de la Martelière undertook major works to extend and embellish the manor for themselves[…]

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