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A French Cottage Preview

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Summer always seems to put me in a travel state of mind—and an adventure to France is on just about everyone’s bucket list! Victoria magazine’s latest special issue is full of the most breathtaking inspiration, including carefully restored interiors and storied dwellings in the heart of France. French Cottage 2019 is packed with charm, elegance, and the very best of the best of Gallic style. So please enjoy a peek inside this collection of our favorite French-style homes. 

A yearning for a different sort of life led one Dutch couple to relocate to the small French village of Bayet and turn a long-neglected structure into a family home with holiday lets.

For those who have an affinity for venerable, aging structures, crumbling walls and missing roofs prove no deterrent to acquiring them. As Emily Dickinson once wrote, “The heart wants what it wants.”

With a keen eye and nurturing instincts, a Dutch florist put down roots in the heart of Burgundy and cultivated sun-drenched spaces where her family could blossom.

Self-proclaimed ambassadors of a centuries-old medieval estate, Jitske and Matthew Poventud have created a charmed life for themselves, their family, and a constant flow of houseguests.

Collect your copy of French Cottage 2019, available on newsstands and at

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