One facade of the chateau reflected in the mirror pond.
She comes from a background in both history of art and tourism and says she hopes to make the link between scientists and the general public, popularising the science behind the care and presentation of these historic sites. From Brittany originally, her previous job was as Director of Cultural Development in the Aube.
Her core activities will be research, conservation, curatorship, educating the public about these aspects of historic sites and disseminating her knowledge of the chateau, the cloisters and related subjects. She says that being in charge of the Chateau of Azay le Rideau means that there will be a strong tourism dimension to her job as well.
Looking out a chateau window.
This year the big project at the chateau is restoring the English style park, originally created by the Biencourt family to surround the chateau in the 19th century.