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    French Country Style Wedding in Champagne Region

    Just 1.5 hours from Paris by train in the Champagne region of Epernay is  Le Chateau de Pierry.  This charming French Chateau also makes its own champagne (Vignoble Champenois), and offer champagne tasting in their wine cellar where the decor a lot like its champagne; remains classic & timeless dating from the 18th century. Getting married in France certainly has its little pleasures; there are […]

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    WLE meets Nicky and Mark from le Château de la Couronne

    Who are you? What’s the story behind the Château de la Couronne? We are Nicky Cooper and Mark Selwood, and we live in France with our two sons, Elliot (18) and Max (14). We moved to France seven years ago, after searching for our ideal Chateau and finding it at Chateau de la Couronne. It’s […]

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    WLE meets Diana and Bernard Gautruche from le Château de Changy

    Who are you? What’s the story behind the Château de Changy? We are Bernard and Diana Gautruche, owners of the castle since 2006 that we found in appalling condition and have completely renovated. Changy Castle dates from the time of Charlemagne, from which the only remain is a tower, but the castle was rebuilt in […]

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    WLE meets Dawn, from Fawakay Villas

    Who are you? What’s the story behind the Fawakay Villas? We are Francis and Dawn Boys-Stones, who have been living full-time in Marrakech with our 4 children, for 6 years. We moved from London, where Francis was working in the City as a stockbroker and bought some land. Here we built three fully staffed and […]

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    Interview Hôtel Raphaël: behind the scenes..

    Yesterday, Olivier and I went to meet Hélène Gourdès, Hotel Raphaël’s Communication manager. We made a nice tour, visiting the suites, the “17” English and lounge bar, the restaurant “La salle à manger” and even the kitchen! We met all the staff, including the famous chef Philip Delahaye. It was a great day, with really […]

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