“Whether you dream of a castle, a plot or a shepherd’s hut this informative and entertaining guide will help you find your France”

After restoring Château St Ferriol for 22 years, my husband and I were selected for Escape to the Château DIY, a British television programme exploring the lives of plucky Brits who moved to France to renovate châteaux.

In this free 38 page guide, I will take you on a behind-the-scenes romp to 16 of the châteaux featured on Escape to the Chateau DIY.

Want to move to France, but don’t know where to begin? Or perhaps you have already arrived, and are overwhelmed by the choice, or bewildered by the language.

I threw myself into rural France over 20 years ago when my husband and I – almost on a whim – moved there, renovated a Château, ran a business, and made it our home.

Click below for the free guide “Find your France“. In it I map temptations with humour and curiosity, and the pros and cons with hindsight.

Observations and experiences, drawn from a life in building, employing, fathoming administration, finding healthcare, shopping, raising puppies and more sews a tapestry of insights that will entertain you and help you turn dreams into plans.

Charles de Gaulle complained ‘How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?’ The truth is that there are thousands. Each reveals France at its most inventive and most traditional.  France is like that!

My scrutiny will speed up your own understanding of French ways. Soon you will be figuring for yourself how a surprising fact about fishing can divulge why your roofer takes his holiday in August.  

Author Sophie Duncan