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Escape to the Château DIY Series 4, Week 1 Episode Recap
Escape to the Château DIY Series 4, Week 1 Episode Recap

As we reach the end of Week 1 of Series 4 of Escape to the Château DIY, here’s a recap along with links to photos of the lovely creations the Château owners have worked on this week. Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Escape to the Château DIY Series 4, Episode...

If Walls Could Talk!
If Walls Could Talk!

Well world here we are all hunkered down in our various homelands and thinking that this lockdown will go on forever - but I am reminded of the old adage “this too shall pass”.  Our home is in Normandy, but we are currently quarantined in our holiday home in Spain, so...

ETTC DIY Binge Watch & Shabby Chic-ing During Lockdown
ETTC DIY Binge Watch & Shabby Chic-ing During Lockdown

Out of the darkness of what is happening at the moment - how about some light?  Since we’re now being forced to spend time at home why not indulge in an Escape to the Chateau DIY Binge Watch?   You can catch up on Channel 4 and watch all episodes of Seasons 1-3. ...

All Public Events Cancelled in France
All Public Events Cancelled in France

As you will already be aware, effective yesterday, and per France Government mandate, all public events are cancelled until further notice. We sadly have posted this notice on our Events page of ChâteauxEscapesFrance with no idea when all the scheduled events will be...

Château du Puis es Pratx – New to ETTC DIY Series 4
Château du Puis es Pratx – New to ETTC DIY Series 4

Meet another new addition to the Escape to the Chateau DIY club - the Château du Puits es Pratx located in Southern France in the Languedoc (also know as Occitanie) region.  According to the owners, Tim and Sasha, it was love at first sight - they came, they saw, they...

Part 4 in a 20 Part Series : Focus on Burgundy
Part 4 in a 20 Part Series : Focus on Burgundy

Ah Burgundy . . . what thought first pops into your head?  Red wine perhaps . . . vin de Bourgogne or perhaps escargot?  Yes it is famous for its red but it also produces world class white wines from Chardonnay grapes as well as other varieties.  As well as for wine,...

A Château Fit For a Queen “Le Petit Versailles”
A Château Fit For a Queen “Le Petit Versailles”

Located in Grasse in the Region of Provence, the amazing Château Saint Georges is known as “Le Petit Versailles of the French Riviera” and you can see for yourself in the image gallery how it has earned this nickname.  In 1891 this Versaille-esque Château hosted Queen...

Chateau Gioux – New on ETTC DIY Series 5
Chateau Gioux – New on ETTC DIY Series 5

Let’s all welcome Nigel and Debbie (Debs) the owners of Chateau Gioux and the newest addition to the upcoming series of Channel 4’s Escape to the Chateau DIY which premiers on March 23rd.  Chateau Gioux will be introduced to viewers the week of March 30th.   Chateau...

Travel Plans for Easter Amidst Coronavirus Scare
Travel Plans for Easter Amidst Coronavirus Scare

WASH YOUR HANDS - USE A TISSUE WHEN TOUCHING OR SNEEZING - DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE Here we are counting down the days until the Easter Holidays and all we are hearing on the news is coronavirus in Italy, coronavirus in France, travel alerts, etc etc.  Many of us will...

Escape to the OTHER DIY Château
Escape to the OTHER DIY Château

By now you will have heard that the new Channel 4 series of Escape to the Château DIY has been delayed until March 23rd.  Disappointment for all but the 1st in a new 6 part series will be worth the wait!  We now know that there will be a new château featured - Chateau...

Brocante Hunters! Mark your Calendars!
Brocante Hunters! Mark your Calendars!

The Largest Fair in Normandy with over 2,000 Vendors : 16-17 May Foire des Andaines, Bagnoles de l’Orne, Normandy.  This one is NOT to be missed so plan your trip and get your accommodation before it sells out for this major event! With over 2,000 vendors along a 5km...

Number 3 in a 20 Part Series : Focus on Picardy
Number 3 in a 20 Part Series : Focus on Picardy

The region of Picardy is without doubt the easiest to get to and our closest neighbour from the UK with access by ferry, chunnel or by train.  It is an historical region (Battle of the Somme where over 3 million men fought and more than 1 million men were wounded or...

Escape to the Château DIY Returns With Series 4
Escape to the Château DIY Returns With Series 4

Mark your calendars - or tell Google to remind you (it’s the 21st century LOL) MONDAY 16TH MARCH, 4PM on Channel 4, Escape to the Château DIY makes it long awaited return with a new series!   Escape to the Château DIY (or ETTCDIY) has a massive following on Facebook...

Calling All Intrepid “Faded Grandeur” Furniture Upcyclers
Calling All Intrepid “Faded Grandeur” Furniture Upcyclers

Well I promised you that I would share the finished piece with you (follow on from my previous blog) and here it is!  I have a few friends (and others) who said “No! do not paint it” and I have shared the now and then images with these purists and I am happy to report...

LGBT Wedding Venues in France
LGBT Wedding Venues in France

It’s St Valentine’s Day, a day for romance.  If you’re thinking of letting the arrow fly and popping the question the next step will be - where will you tie the knot?  Well what’s more romantic than the prospect of a wedding celebration in a château in France - le...

The Beauty of Autentico Paints in Chateau Chic-ing
The Beauty of Autentico Paints in Chateau Chic-ing

We found this beautiful piece in the region of Murcia, Spain.  It belonged to a young lady who had likely inherited it from her parents or grandparents.  Sadly, as is often the case with beautiful pieces such as this one, the style did not suit her taste in decor so...

Number 2 in a 20 Part Series : Focus on Brittany
Number 2 in a 20 Part Series : Focus on Brittany

Brittany conjures up images in your mind of wild coastline similar to parts of Cornwall and if this is the landscape you seek you will not be disappointed.  The image is of Château de La Roche Goyon in the Bay of St Malo (the Château is open to the public visitor...


Mar 30, 2020  Something fantastic I found on Facebook.  Read More

Mar 29, 2020  Dick and Angel Send a Personal Message to a Fan.  Read More

Mar 28, 2020  Chateau de la Basmaignée “Doing it Ourselves”.  Read More

Mar 27, 2020  Springtime at Château des Lys.  Read More

Mar 26, 2020 Stephanie Jarvis of Château de la Lande “Chateau Stories”.  Read More

Mar 25, 2020 Before and After at Château du Masgelier.  Read More

Mar 24, 2020 “Doing it Ourselves” new video blogs from Château de la Basmaignée.  Read More

Mar 23, 2020 The “Angel” Bathroom at Château de Brametourte.  Read More

Mar 20, 2020 Spiritual Wellness Retreats Coming Soon to Château de la Basmaignée.  Read More

Mar 19, 2020 Look at the gorgeous Emma from Château de Montvason.  Read More

Mar 17, 2020 Escape to the South of France in Episode 1 of Series 4.  Read More

Mar 15, 2020 Progress on the Ballroom Ceiling at the Château du Joli Bois.  Read More

Mar 13, 2020 A Table Setting Perfect for a Fairytale Princess Wedding.  Read More

Mar 11, 2020 New Featured Château in upcoming series of Escape to the Château DIY. Read More

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