Loire Valley Sketchbook

Fabrice Moireau. (Watercolorist)
Jean-Paul Pigeat. (Author)

36.00

  • 290 x 250 mm — 96 pages
ISBN: 978-2-87868-281-6

The timeless elegance and enchanting landscapes of the Loire Valley welcome you with open arms. In this captivating book, the watercolor artist Fabrice Moireau and the garden history expert Jean-Paul Pigeat take you on a visual journey through this iconic place.

 

The Valley of the Kings immortalized in a beautiful watercolor book

For centuries, nobles settled in the Loire Valley, earning it the nickname “Valley of the Kings.” And for good reason, this strategic territory and its mild climate were ideal for royal ambitions. It was from 1418 that the kings of France came to settle in the Centre-Val de Loire region, specifically in Touraine, building many iconic castles. This is why the Loire Valley is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In this work, the renowned artist Fabrice Moireau captures the timeless grace of these castles and their gardens in his watercolors.

 

A guide to the Loire Valley brimming with information

More than just a beautiful watercolor book, this work is a true guide to the Loire Valley. Jean-Paul Pigeat, a specialist in garden and landscape history, guides us through the fascinating history of this territory. Chambord, Cheverny, Blois, and Chaumont-sur-Loire, admire the most beautiful jewels of French history. Whether you are a nature and architecture enthusiast or a historian at heart, this watercolor sketchbook is made for you.

Fabrice Moireau.

Fabrice Moireau, born in 1962, graduated from the National School of Applied Arts and Crafts. From his numerous travels, he brings back sketchbooks that serve as cultural and ethnographic testimonies. Passionate about architecture, gardens, and plants in general, his ambition is to convey, through watercolors, the subtlety of the play of light and the atmosphere of a street or landscape.

Jean-Paul Pigeat.

Jean-Paul Pigeat, a specialist in the history of gardens, landscapes, and planning, central themes in his numerous books, served as a curator at the Centre Pompidou for fifteen years. During his time there, he organized several exhibitions on environmental and societal topics. In 1992, he founded the International Garden Festival of Chaumont-sur-Loire, of which he is now the director.

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