Financial Times

The first thing Jean-Louis Remilleux does when we meet is apologise. “I speak English like a Spanish cow,” he says, but as he does so the French television producer smiles, very aware that his 18th-century Château de Digoine — a French national heritage site — needs no apology. Digoine, in Palinges, Burgundy, is open to the public during summer afternoons for a fee of €12, but this personal tour has come about as a result of a Christie’s auction next month that will feature more than 1,000 paintings, pieces of furniture and other objects belonging to Remilleux, in an effort to fund the refurbishment of the château’s 19th-century theatre. To read the full article please go to


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