Here is a short video story about REAL LIFE in the Château du Mauran.
This delightful property sits at the base of the Petit Pyrenees in South West France.
Neil and I were lucky enough to spend a month living at the Château and sharing the lifestyle of its owners Cor and Margaret.
We had the privileged experiences of meeting their friends and helping them entertain!
FOR MORE STORIES of our French Adventures, take a look at VILLAGE TO VILLA
Return to France
After several years of surviving on memories, photographs, blog posts and FaceBook communications with fellow Francophiles, I am finally returning to France!
Each trip I have taken to France has been unforgettable – for different reasons. This visit is shaping up to be incredible.
Firstly I will be travelling with my best friend and life partner, Neil. This will be his first experience of France and I am so so excited about showing him what has created my deep and passionate love of Paris.
Paris Meet Up
Secondly, we have arranged to meet up with one of my treasured FaceBook buddies in Paris – Ann Jeanne.
Ann is a talented photographer, videographer and writer. She creates beautiful stories about her city – PARIS.
When you are lucky enough to visit Paris, Ann will be your friend in Paris and take you on an enchanting walk to her favourite places.
You can take a peek at her work here: www.afriendinparis.com
Neil and I will record a story with Ann, to be included in our series “Village to Villa – living like locals”.
We will keep you posted!
Waking Up in Paris!
Because this is Neil’s first experience of this exquisite city, I have booked us into a hotel that I love.
Hotel de Nice is quintessentially Parisian! When you wake up and look around your room, there is no other place you could possibly be, but Paris. This mid-range hotel is brilliantly situated in one of my favourite areas – la Marais which means no matter where you walk from the front door – you will find something amazing.
AND… then there is the food. Expect some surprises – prepare to be bold in what you taste and you may be very pleasantly surprised!
PARIS is the first stop on our “Village to Villa” tour of France, the UK and Italy. We will be living like locals – house and pet sitting until Christmas. We are documenting our experiences and producing our own television series “VILLAGE TO VILLA”.
Don’t miss a thing – FOLLOW OUR JOURNEY on this link VILLAGE TO VILLA
There are few places I’d rather be than in Paris. OK maybe an enchanting village in Provence, or in the magical Loire Valley, possibly Lyon. The list goes on and on an on.
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO STAY FREE IN FRANCE?
There IS a way that you can see this captivating country, WITHOUT the cost of hotel accommodation and WITH all the comforts of home. Someone else’s home.
To know what it’s really like to live in a country with a different culture and possibly a different language, you must move into someone else’s home and live like the locals.
And THAT is exactly what you can do when you become a HOUSE SITTER. You will be living free in a home, with the benefits that brings – like a kitchen and a washing machine! Usually you can connect to the owner’s wifi, tune in to the pay TV and live as they do. You will most likely be asked to take care of their property and most importantly their animals.
This is the reason most people seek out a house sitter. They don’t want to put their pets into care while they’re away from home.
My partner Neil and I have become house sitters and plan to spend 12 months house sitting in 4 countries. Most people we tell have the same reply. “That’s fantastic! Can we come too?”
Of course you can! We want you to follow us on our incredible adventure. AND there’s more. As we travel, we are recording our experiences, the people we meet, the dogs we get to know and anything we think is awesome – and we’re making a TV series. “Village to Villa – living like locals” is about to begin production. You can come on the journey too.
Interested in knowing the details? Head to our website www.villagetovilla.com and become part of the crew.