Why a chateau in France
Five years ago, we were enjoying a wine tasting visit in Burgundy. We spent much time talking about our love for France; its language, its culture, its beauty, its nature, the people… And this is where we first touched on the idea of owning a French Château. David’s mother had transferred her fondness of France to him, having spent a post-war year teaching in Avignon, and many childhood holidays were spent in Provence. Angelica has studied twice in Paris and also delved into different regions whenever there has been an opportunity. Being English and Swedish, we were ready to adopt a third, joint culture.
A Château vision included being able to welcome our six children, future grand-children, family and friends whilst fulfilling a dream to live in a beautiful historic building surrounded by nature.
Alexander, David and Angelica
Love at first sight
Our original three-year plan of research and many mini-holidays was thrown out the window when we walked over the threshold of the very first property on the list. We both fell madly in love. With the authentic 17th century grandeur, the warmth, the light, the magic and the romantic feeling of both the property and the grounds. Plus the fact that there was a solid roof and perfect plumbing and electricity! Later that day when we had lunch under a walnut tree in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, overlooking the Rhône river with its soft-sloping vineyards, we just knew we had to make an offer!
This is now where we escape to from our usual life of work in London, where we gather with family and friends to relax. Cooking together, playing the piano, exploring nearby villages, cycling, hiking, reading, swimming and just hanging with the horses or doing yoga in the butterfly corner. We love a picnic in the orchard where you find figs, pomegranate, peaches, pears, cherries, olives, apples…
We have successfully hosted our own corporate events here as well as seen wedding couples delight in “this most romantic place on Earth”.
Share and preserve
We very much want to continue sharing our Château. And whilst it’s a joy and lifestyle enhancement to own a slice of architectural heritage, there is also the responsibility. Preserving it for future generations requires a lot of patience and loving care but also great renovation and maintenance costs. With each rental we can invest more in both the history and future of Beauregard.
Every day we learn something new about the culture and history around us. And so we’re delighted to have started to collaborate with the Mayor of Jonquières and his team to revive some of the key historic traditions and cultural events. It will be amazing to open up our doors to host some of the most exciting cultural talents of Provence.
And for a limited number of months each year, we want to invite you to share our Château as sole occupants for your event and stay. Whether it is with your family, friends or colleagues, we want you to feel at home and experience what we have come to treasure over the years.