This was a crazy project. The 31,000 sq/ft castle had been severely damaged by neglect and vandalism and the architect in charge of historical Monument declared that it was too far-gone and could not be restored. Twenty-two years of hard work proved him wrong. I not only restored this stately home but also opened it to the public. In 1989 the London Sunday Times on its French Bicentennial issue called it one of the ten best museums in France.
Through the before-and-after photos that follow, you will catch a glimpse of the enormity of the task.
The restoration of the Château was featured on French and Monaco television channels and hundreds of articles were written in most major European newspapers and magazines including:
Vogue Decoration, 10 pages – The European, 1 page – Jours de France, 8 pages – The London Times – The Sunday Times – The International Herald Tribune, 2/3 of back page – Schonen Vohnen,4 pages – Marie Claire, 1 page – Maison et Décors Méditerranée, 6 pages – The Scotsman – Le Monde – Le Figaro – Figaro Magazine, 4 pages – Maison Coté Sud, 6 pages – Air France Magazine, 2 pages – Philippine Airlines Magazine – Demeures et Châteaux, 4 pages – La Demeure Historique – Vielles Maisons Françaises, 1 page – Femme Practique, 6 pages – La Montagne, -La Croix – Le Méridional – Nice Matin – Var Matin – etc.