An enormous chateau  | Daily Mail Online

Published:
18:14 EDT, 19 September 2017
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Updated:
18:20 EDT, 19 September 2017

An enormous chateau with sprawling gardens and several outhouses is going up for auction with bids starting at just one euro.

Chateau de Blancafort was built in the Loire Valley in 1453 with Roman-style turrets and a French Baroque façade added two hundred years later.

It has 22,000 square feet of accommodation – around 25 times the size of a typical English home – and features a … (View original article)

A Peek Inside Jean-Louis Remilleux’s Chateau and French History – The New York Times


“My job is to produce TV shows, documentaries, talk shows,” Mr. Remilleux said. “For the past five or six years, I produce mostly documentaries about history, because the more I become old, the more I want to do only what I love.” He was awarded the Order of Arts and Letters in 2014.

In an interview, Mr. Remilleux talked about his collecting, and what it is like to have people traipsing through your house. The conversation has been edited and condensed.

What’s special about … (View original article)

Fairytale French castles fit for a beauty (…or a beast)


Many purchasers like the idea of owning a piece of history, but the appeal of the château is broader, says Tim Swannie of French agent Home Hunts. “Status is important for some buyers – the French château fits nicely alongside the Alpine chalet, Tuscan farmhouse and city penthouse – but that is far from being the main driver for most of our buyers,” he says.

“Location is generally the main appeal; they were specifically built in the best positions, with the best views, by the most im… (View original article)

Fairytale French castles fit for a beauty (…or a beast)


Many purchasers like the idea of owning a piece of history, but the appeal of the château is broader, says Tim Swannie of French agent Home Hunts. “Status is important for some buyers – the French château fits nicely alongside the Alpine chalet, Tuscan farmhouse and city penthouse – but that is far from being the main driver for most of our buyers,” he says.

“Location is generally the main appeal; they were specifically built in the best positions, with the best views, by the most im… (View original article)

French chateaus cheaper than a home in Sydney  | Daily Mail Online

Published:
00:37 EDT, 18 March 2017
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Updated:
07:09 EDT, 18 March 2017

They boast up to 17 bedrooms, swimming pools and acres of landscaped gardens – but these stunning French chateaus are still cheaper than a rundown Sydney home.

As the median house price in Sydney soars to well over a million dollars, Daily Mail Australia takes a look at what a similar price tag can buy in France.

And it turns out you can get far more bang for your buck.  

1. $1.04… (View original article)

Have a look inside Australian couple’s 18th century chateau restoration project [photos]

Image Credits: www.chateaugudanes.com

It looks like something straight out of a fairy tale.

A sleeping beauty of a chateau was neglected and abandoned for years until a family fell in love with the magic of it in 2011.

Chateau de Gudanes, built in the 1740’s, is a 94 room mansion neatly tucked away in the valley of the French Pyrénées. According to its Facebook account, the Class 1 Historic Monument was designed by Parisian architect Ange-Jacques G… (View original article)

Ottawa hoteliers look for Toronto’s guidance in Airbnb regulations | Ottawa & Re

Ottawa’s hotel lobby group will wait to see what happens in Toronto before pushing for regulations targeting Airbnb, but the hoteliers already know what they want from city hall.

Steve Ball, president of the Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association, said a municipal licensing system should restrict hosts to posting on Airbnb only their principle residences to avoid the proliferation of hotel-like investment units across Ottawa.

“Just stop the abuse,” Ball said. “All we care… (View original article)

Good News from Bordeaux–More and Better Wines at Good Prices By John Mariani | The Huffington Post


I will readily admit to being a Francophile over a wide range of topics—history, art, architecture, land- and seacape, food and, not least, wine, which is something of a first love because when I was in my salad days it seemed appropriate to drink French wine, after getting over a transient infatuation with Mateus Rose, Blue Nun Liebfraumilch and Bolla Soave.

By the late 1970s, though, not only was more and more interesting wine coming in from Italy, but the California wine r… (View original article)

Academy Awards 2017: From Hollywood History to La La Land at the Chateau Marmont


La La Land’s singing and dancing stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone may be center stage in the Oscar-nominated film, but movie history buffs (and Angelenos) likely noticed another small but significant cameo right at the end when, ahem, the big thing happens. (No spoilers here.)

The Chateau Marmont, Hollywood’s most infamous hotel, makes an appearance, as the final real-life Los Angeles location featured in the film, which has been called a love letter to the city. But it’s not simpl… (View original article)