HOW TO ARRIVE AT THE CHATEAU IN STYLE

As the weather improves and the evenings lengthen, it is time to consider whichcar would be the most appropriate form of transport to the Chateau. Obviously,it should be French, and naturally, it must be imbued with charm. And, aftercareful deliberation (with myself),...

Christmas at the Chateau

Do you find, as I do, that Christmas can be an exhausting time of the year? By this, I do not just mean the shops stocked with expensive ‘gift sets’, the crowds, and the congested town and city streets. It is also the sensory bombardment from the television and radio...

AN ANGLO-FRENCH CHRISTMAS

But, as part two of today’s blog, the kitchen at the Chateau has given this writer the idea of a Christmas celebration fusing French and British traditions. Local delicacies will be acquired at the local Marché de Noël, and on the 24th of December, the great...

the 6th of December approaches…

As the nights draw in, the thoughts of some Chateau guests turn to the grape – namely, the Hospices de Beaune wine auction www.beaune-tourism.com. Others muse upon the Herring Festival – Fête du Hareng Roi – . www.etaples-tourisme.com. But many others are...

A FIRST (FRENCH) CAR

Great is the excitement at the Chateau and in the UK, as one of the young masters has recently taken delivery of his first car. Naturally, it is French – a Citroën C4 – yet I cannot help but think we could have been bolder in our choice of vehicle. And any of these...