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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...

A Mother’s Day Treat at Château de Vaudezert!
A Mother’s Day Treat at Château de Vaudezert!

Imagine the brownie points you’d earn if you treated your Mum, Grandmother, or Wife to a four course Sunday lunch and an overnight stay with breakfast at the lovely Château de Vaudezert in Juvigny-sous-Andaine, Normandy! Check in to the Château on Sunday March 22nd...

First in a 20 Part Series : Focus on Basse Normandie
First in a 20 Part Series : Focus on Basse Normandie

Over the next 20 weeks we will be showcasing the Regions of France with a view to assisting you (our readers) in identifying where and when you would like to holiday or to plan a special event in 2020.  Thanks to the popularity of Channel 4’s Escape to the Château...

A Very Special Château Event at Château de Chambord
A Very Special Château Event at Château de Chambord

I received for Christmas what is personally - without a “château” of a doubt (LOL) the most unique and wonderful gift ever from my thoughtful and loving wife.  You may be aware that Lisa and I are the administrators of the Châteaux Escapes France website and Facebook...

Château de Brametourte Medieval Castle with Modern Elegance
Château de Brametourte Medieval Castle with Modern Elegance

Château de Brametourte is a breathtakingly beautiful, thousand year old Château, situated in the centre of 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites and close to one of France’s designated ‘prettiest villages’ – Lautrec. The Château was attacked during battle in the 1500s and was...

A Tribute to the Château de Chambord
A Tribute to the Château de Chambord

Our website Château Escapes France showcases gorgeous buildings which epitomize the rich and opulent history of France - the french château.  As you have seen on Channel 4s Escape to the Château DIY many - no most - have run into a sad state of disrepair. In their...

Love is in the Air : Time to think about Valentines Day
Love is in the Air : Time to think about Valentines Day

Happy new year to all our readers!  The festive season is behind us and we start the new year - and in this case the new decade!  Many of you will agree that it can be a somewhat bleak time of the year; the weather is not great, that wonderful time of the year is...

Wellness  & Yoga Retreat Chateau de la Rongere Jun 20-27
Wellness & Yoga Retreat Chateau de la Rongere Jun 20-27

2020 is the decade where tourists of all ages are no longer opting for “adrenaline thrill seeking” holidays but instead they are desperately looking for respite from the whirlwind of their everyday lives.  In this day and age, we are all taking an active role in...

The Château Sisters of Mas de Pradié
The Château Sisters of Mas de Pradié

The Petit Château (beautifully coined by the 3 sisters who own it) of Mas de Pradié has been featured on Escape to the Château DIY.  It is located in the beautiful Aveyron region of the Midi Pyrenees which boasts 10 of France's "Plus Beaux Villages” (Most Beautiful...

Escape to the Château DIY’s Château de Saugé
Escape to the Château DIY’s Château de Saugé

You recently met the charming owners of the 17th Century Château de Saugé on Series 3 of Escape to the Château DIY.  In 2020 the Château will become an Event Venue offering Chambre D’hôtes and a self contained apartment which is currently ready to accept bookings! ...

Château la Grande Maison
Château la Grande Maison

Originally built in 1860 with the south wing being added in 1890 the Château la Grande Maison is situated just south of Saumur in the Loire Valley between the market towns of Thouars and Loudun.  It is convenient to the Tours and Poitiers airports (less than 1 hr) and...

Kick Off to Christmas at the Château de Vaudezert
Kick Off to Christmas at the Château de Vaudezert

Last Sunday on the first day of Advent we attended a traditional English Christmas lunch at the Château de Vaudezert.  Ideally located in the Orne department of Normandy the Château is very close to the beautiful towns of Bagnoles de l’Orne and Domfront. Our hosts...

Updated Escape to the Château DIY Map Now Available
Updated Escape to the Château DIY Map Now Available

Click to access INTERACTIVE Escape to the Chateau DIY Map The Escape to the Château DIY map is here and we've updated it to include the newly featured château which you've seen on the latest of Channel 4's Series 3.   We published the first edition in August and...

Thanksgiving Greetings from France!
Thanksgiving Greetings from France!

Getting Ready for Christmas Dinner at Château de Vaudezert  As an American living in Normandy, I have today been wished Happy Thanksgiving by my British wife and UK friends.  Sadly though, for me there will be no turkey dinner served up today – but I am not in...

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