In 1923, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret MacDonald went on holiday to Roussillon in the South of France to rest and recuperate. Her health was poor and as an architect and designer he had become outmoded. They were completely enchanted. The holiday became a permanent stay and Mackintosh rapidly developed his talents as an artist. They spent the last and possibly the happiest years of their life together in this earthly paradise, which is Roussillon. Robin Crichton follows in Mackintosh's footsteps rediscovering as he did the culture and beauty of the region and how it inspired his painting. Crichton's own love of Roussillon shines through as he elegiac prose sits in perfect harmony with Mackintosh's splendid paintings. Text in English and French.