By Ros Byam Shaw
In Perfect French Country, Ros Byam Shaw visits timeless and lovely French country homes with ancient beams and stone fireplaces, panelled rooms and attics under steeply-pitched pantiles to celebrate relaxed rural France at its best.
The allure of the “good life” is more powerful than ever in a busy modern world that seems increasingly fast-paced, overcrowded, and monopolised by technology. We seek out the plain and the wholesome as an antidote to texts and tweets, traffic jams and queues, additives and packaging, and yearn for the luxuries of space, a leisurely pace of life, and fresh air. With its traditional agricultural methods, authentic regional cuisine, and low population density, France can provide all of these things. When you combine this with the incomparable French sense of style and joie de vivre, you have the recipe for an enviable way of life. The timeless and authentic beauty of the French country house is celebrated in Perfect French Country.
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