Château de Gizeux

2013, 2012 Grants of $28,980 and $31,700 

This château is on a human scale - it is so noble in its construction, so representative of the French heritage. It has lived and evolved over the centuries.

Today, Stéphanie and Géraud de Laffon have chosen to raise their six children there, perpetuating a chain of generations that have invested the château with a true spirit. It is open to the public and the entire family displays an inexhaustible imagination in organizing activities, which are much needed to support it and to keep it alive. Gizeux is famous for its Galerie des Châteaux dating from the 17th century. The murals of the impressive gallery require restoration, including one that represents the Château de Fontainebleau, site of French Heritage Society's 30th Anniversary Gala in 2012.

Restoration: 17th-century murals in the Galerie des Châteaux