Chambord five centuries of mystery EN
The book "Chambord, five centuries of mystery" by Jean-Michel Turpin invites you to take an intimate tour of the estate. This photographic book is the ideal way to travel through the estate from the comfort of your own home. For five centuries now, Chambord has fascinated and amazed every visitor who enters its grounds. Its game-filled grounds, bold architecture, French-style gardens and exceptional history make it the second most visited château in France!
In this book, discover the behind-the-scenes of Chambord and its estate through a series of previously unpublished photographs and an account punctuated with numerous anecdotes. From its creation to the present day, enter the National Estate of Chambord in an area the size of Paris, making it the largest walled park in Europe.
This book invites you to share the wildlife of this nature reserve and its ancestral traditions, such as hunting and fishing or the "brame" period, the highlight of autumn. A treasure of the Renaissance that is still alive and innovative, the estate captivates history lovers and nature lovers alike.
BIOGRAPHY JEAN-MICHEL TURPIN
Jean-Michel Turpin began his career as a photojournalist in 1985, working as a freelancer for the French magazine press and joining the staff of the Gamma agency from 1991 to 2004. Regularly published in the most important magazines, his work has been rewarded several times. Today he is again independent and continues his collaboration with the press and publishing. He alternates between social issues that he covers over the long term, while continuing to cover French and international news. Since 2006, he has also been the photographer for Frédérique Lopez's programme "Rendez-vous en Terre Inconnue".
In 2010, he combined writing with photography for the first time with the publication of "Sur les lieux du crime" and in 2011 with "11 septembre New-York", with a preface by Jean Christophe Rufin. The following year, in duo with photographer Gilles Bassignac, he published "Les Français dans l'Objectif", a series of three hundred portraits of French people.
In 2016, he was the photographer on the film "L'école buissonnière" by Nicolas Vanier. He has been living at the gates of Chambord for three years now, and it is as a privileged and passionate neighbour that he marvels at the wild nature that surrounds him and never tires of discovering each day the different face that the most enigmatic and bewitching of buildings offers him: the Château de Chambord.