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When the chateau comes into view, rising from between the green rolling hills like it was on an elevator, all I can think of is that it looks designed by Disney. It can't be though, it's way older than that. Then I realize I've got it backwards. This soft stone grey chateau with it's slate cone shapes projecting into the June sky are the inspiration to every princess story book I ever read. It stands in the soft french sunlight as perfect as the day it was built. The white mullioned windows, revealed by the open wooden shutters, are spotless. It's a weird place to train spies, I was expecting a bunker and gruel. Looks like it's all julienne carrots and rainbow trout.

By valentina10, October 4, 2014.
General

The honeyed stone of the chateau is smooth and warm to the touch in the first heat of summer. The straight walls are interrupted at the corners by pronounced circular portions and the grey roof is a series of slopes and cones. It's larger than I ever imagined it could be and I try to imagine how many of my homes would fit inside, fifty, a hundred, two hundred? Each window bares shutters, so beautiful, so French.

By lisarachel, October 30, 2014.