“I’ll tell you a simple thing: I had a lot of bad ideas, but to have excellent ideas you also have to risk having bad ones.
As for my advice, if you want to live a tranquil life, don’t buy a château. But if you want to have an extravagant life — one that will bring you joy others won’t have — restore a château. There’s a phrase of Talleyrand: “No one who did not live through the last years of the Ancien Régime can ever know how sweet life can be.” – Jacques Garcia
image, champ de bataille, Jan 2009, intérieurs, collections privées, salons. propriété de jacques garcia. photographer : eric sander