Henfield Hall, Henfield Coopers Way Henfield BN5 9DB
A small château between the royal residences of Vincennes and Fontainebleau, but seriously re-developed.
Built between 1658 and 1661 the château was an influential work of architecture in mid-17th-century Europe. At Vaux-le-Vicomte, the architect Louis Le Vau, the landscape architect Andre Le Notre, and the painter-decorator Charles Le Brun worked together on a large-scale project for the first time. Their collaboration marked the beginning of the "Louis XIV style" combining architecture, interior design and landscape design. The garden's pronounced visual axis is an example of this style.
THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER
Miss Carole Petipher
Carole is an experienced guide and lecturer on combined history and art tours in France with 20 years experience. Having lived and worked on a number of bespoke river vessels and converted barges there she has used them as a platform from which to research her lectures. She uses art in all its guises to explore the characters who shaped France and likes to delve behind the scenes to discover hidden truths.
She also acts as a guide for a privately owned ancestral home in her native Chilterns.