© William Curtis Rolf

Stables at the Château de Valmirande (Haute-Garonne), early 20th century

Located in the park removed from the château, the stables of Valmirande, built in the early 20th century for the Baron Bertrand de Lassus by the architect Alexander Garros boast facilities at once stylish and functional, while remaining perfectly maintained to this day. Each stall is outfitted with a hayrack directly stocked food to provide a feeder connected to the space for fodder storage located above. The original electric lighting is still in place. Imitating daylight, artificial lighting is outfitted behind the horses so as not to bother them. In a carefully-studied design, the lamps serve as an important element of the interior decor.