Chateaux Wedding Event and Accommodation in Picardie

We have sourced many unsung heroes which we have coined “Escape to the Other DIY Châteaux” bed and breakfast, gite, wedding and special event venues in the Picardie.  Due to their popularity most of the Escape to the Chateau DIY which have been featured on Channel 4 are booked well in advance; however there are many choices of beautiful venues.

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 killed) stretching from the Paris suburbs and vineyards of Champagne to the the Bay of Somme on the English Channel.  

The regional capital city of Amiens (nicknamed the Venice of the North) is a university town dominated by its fantastic Gothic cathedral, gorgeous floating gardens on the canals as well as being the home of the novelist Jules Verne (now a museum).  

The weather in Picardy mirrors that of the south coast of England but does not experience extreme cold – more of the wet stuff!  Picardy is quite flat with the highest peak Mont Watigny lying at just 285m above sea level. Very rural with only 11% being built up, the rest is farmland.

As in all regions of France there are many events and things to do in PIcardy ranging from a day to the Asterix park to a gorgeous visit to Chateau de Chantilly.


Apr 10, 2020  See Artist Keith Boldy’s portrait of Angel.  See

Mar 29, 2021  Dick’s eldest son joins the upcoming show.  Read

Mar 27, 2021  Escape to the Chateau Season 7 preview.  Watch video

Mar 25, 2021  What Dick find hard when filming ETTC.   Read

Mar 23, 2021  Doing it Ourselves live chat with Chateau de la Basmaignee.  Click to View

Mar 21, 2021  We are always looking for new Chateau restorations and we found Chateau de Laran.  View FB Page

Mar 19, 2021  Channel 4 has ordered 60 new episodes across two series of daytime show Chateau DIY from Spark Media.  Click to View

Mar 17, 2021  Dick and Angel new series back burned.  Click to View

Mar 15, 2021 Channel 4 Recommission 60 New Episodes For 2021-2022.  Click to View

Mar 13, 2021  Plan your wedding at the Chateau Mas de Pradie.  Click to View

Mar 11, 2021  The beautiful Ladies of Lalande.  Click to View

Mar 9, 2021   A fascinating piece of history is unearthed at Chateau de Joli Bois.  Click to View

Mar 7, 2021   Château De Villette The Ultimate French Vacation Experience according to HauteLiving.com.  Click to View

Mar 5, 2021   The Chateau Sisters greeting cards.  Click to View 

Mar 3, 2021   Our chatelaine Stephanie beautifully modelling the Marie Antoinette dress.  Click to View

Mar 1, 2021   An amazing wedding cake fit for a Chateau wedding.  Click to View

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