Of Gendarmes and Holidays

Of Gendarmes and Holidays

This time of the year always puts me in mind of Louis de Funès – and more particularly Louis de Funès in Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez. Since neither the actor nor the film would initially appear to have a direct bearing on Château de Bois Giraud, I would ask the reader...
Les cloches de Pâques

Les cloches de Pâques

Easter is less than three weeks away, and I am formulating the idea of creating a hunt for the les oeufs de Paques in the Château grounds. It will not be quite as elaborate as the one held at the  Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte –...
Spring is en-route ..

Spring is en-route ..

The end of winter is finally in sight (although I decline to accept any responsibly if you are reading this in the midst of a blizzard), the clocks will be changing on the 25th March and the flowers are staring to bloom. In other words, spring will soon be with us and...