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Yes, 'Le Cuvage' is in the news.Connexion newspaper

Purefrancenow can announce that 'Connexions' newspaper for British people living in France has just published an article in their August 2008 edition on 'Le Cuvage' from information and pictures supplied by Brian Franklin.Connexion editorial


Brian Franklin is also currently writing a fuller, more detailed version as an ongoing monthly 'Diary' in French Property News.





The first of these articles has now been published in their September edition. which was released for sale on 20th August, and explains how Brian and Lucy discovered the Roannais, and bought their first property, a derelict stables set in the original grounds of the Chateau des Cresses, which they subsequently renovated and converted as their first 'project' in France.le Cuvage - south facadele Cuvage - new north facade






Purefrancenow will also be publishing a special article on 'Le Cuvage' and its restoration and conversion very soon. 

So watch this space!le Cuvage interior before and as caravan storageLe Cuvage before development Le Cuvage before -main and lower barn 





These editorials basically explain how 'Le Cuvage was discovered, renovated and converted into 3 high quality homes, and tells the story of how Brian and Lucy Franklin together with their French friends, Adeline Vu Van and Jean Francois Bretton, used a locally renowned French architect, Daniel Faisant, to design and develop this original wine-making barn ('Pressoir').

It is a testament to successful Anglo-French co-operation, including clever, practical design, and good French workmanship.