We were not looking for a chateau, we were very happy to live in a small house in the city of Blois where we moved in the early 2000s after we bought a small business there. And it was not us – but our youngest son Ivan – who discovered this chateau when he went fishing to the Cosson river with his friends. Also we used to go for a walk with our friends in this area, too. So 2 years after having discovered this chateau, we were told that it was up for sale. We sold our company, purchased the chateau and started the restoration works. It happened in 2014.
CnP: The chateau dates back to the 17th century – namely the year 1620 – which traces of the medieval past have you found?
CnP: What's your favorite place in the castle and why?
My wife Cecile created and supervised all the interior decoration. She has great respect to the ancient elements and she made sure they mixed well with the modern ones. It is thanks to her that the atmosphere of the chateau became more modern.
CnP: Do you find it difficult to run the chateau?
CnP: Does this help you to keep afloat as the COVID pandemic is sweeping across the EU?
CnP: What activities can you guests enjoy?
If you have more time, go for a tour around the Loire Valley castles alone or with a private guide, visit old typical villages and markets, wineries and get involved in wine tasting. We can organize all this!
CnP: Who was your most unusual guest and why?