Le Chateau Bidaine

The Coloring book

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Inspired by the real chateau located in Aix-en-Provence, France, the architectural miniature on which this coloring book is based is meticulously appointed down to the mini Cavalier King Charles spaniels that are the owners' pets.

This is the original bilingual French/English coloring book, created from photographs of the miniature Chateau. The sketches have the detail that advanced colorers are looking for, with the added advantage of being very forgiving for those who are equally enthusiastic but less skilled.

The shading already in the sketches comes through when you use colored pencils, so you can just apply color. (Of course you can add more shading if you're in the mood!) Perfect for low-tech "de-stressing", with a beautiful result from a variety of skill levels, it is an enchanting coloring experience for children and adults alike. We recommend this book for ages 8 and up, but we have found detail-oriented 6 and 7-year-olds enjoying this book when they thought no one was looking.

This book gives the viewer a tour of the miniature building in both French and English, telling about the quirky owners and the dogs who inhabit the actual Chateau. The images in this book are full of fantastic details that will delight Francophiles, miniature-lovers, dollhouse enthusiasts, Cavalier King Charles spaniel fans, and artists both young and young-at-heart.

The book is 8.5x11 with 104 pages, including stories behind the art and the artist, with all text in English and French. There are are 37 single page sketches to color; 3 of the images are also printed larger as 2-page spreads. Printing is single-sided.