the perfect french château

by Sharon Santoni

This is most likely as good as it gets!!

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In a Provençal village where we stay with friends each summer,  a château has been rescued, restored and  renovated to a finish that comes close to perfection.   It remains a private property, but photos are available as it is used for photo shoots and seminars.
In  June 2008 the remarkable transformation achieved by the owners was rewarded by the “Prix des Vieilles Maisons Françaises”  a prestigious prize created to recognise high quality restoration.
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I don’t think I need say more than  patina, colour, light, space, proportion,  perspective and perfect taste.  For the rest I’ll let the pictures do the talking.
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The Château de Moissac is available for for photo shoots, corporate seminars and  private receptions.

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all pictures thanks to chateau de moissac

41 comments

Tanya @ Lovely Greens November 15, 2011 - 10:58 am

I think I'd feel like Cinderella living in that home 😉

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Darla November 15, 2011 - 11:40 am

Such elegance in this simplicity!

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Ayu Maselli November 15, 2011 - 12:14 pm

Oh My Dear……… This Chateau made me speechless. so beautiful.

Ayu

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Elizabeth Eiffel November 15, 2011 - 12:17 pm

Exquisite………..and so peaceful.

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Francine Gardner November 15, 2011 - 12:35 pm

This is heaven! my dream

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Karyn November 15, 2011 - 12:38 pm

I wanted to reach out & touch every surface……..

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That Vintage Shop November 15, 2011 - 12:40 pm

This is Heaven… So perfect in every sense.

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Acquired Objects November 15, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Hi Sharon….Probably one of the most beautiful Chateau I've ever seen. I would give anything to live there among all that beauty and stone! Nice hearing from you and hope you're doing well.

Hugs!
Debra

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Rebecca @ white-styled November 15, 2011 - 1:04 pm

I am obsessed with chandeliers at the moment, so these images are perfect candy for me.

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Ange November 15, 2011 - 1:24 pm

Absolutely stunning! And a distinct lack of any evidence of messmonsters 🙂 I guess that illusion of space would disappear in the blink of an eye should I arrive with troops in tow. How perfect to live a life of silent elegance vicariously through those photos. I may be a little afraid though were my real life to continuously resemble such monastical conditions 😉

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plaits and paisley November 15, 2011 - 1:28 pm

I would be happy with just the bathroom!

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Teagarden November 15, 2011 - 2:32 pm

How wonderful is that? I love it…
Markus

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Grace November 15, 2011 - 2:47 pm

just lovely, we stayed at a chateau during our visit to France, seeing these photos brought back alot of memories. it may be time for another visit~Grace

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kathy peck November 15, 2011 - 3:22 pm

Totally gorgeous in every way.

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Anonymous November 15, 2011 - 3:58 pm

This is stunning! Your blog is fantastic!

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hostess of the humble bungalow November 15, 2011 - 4:22 pm

Breathtaking and beautiful. I can imagine a wedding in this chateau!

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Lorrie November 15, 2011 - 4:53 pm

Comme c'est exquis! The juxtaposition of the crystal chandeliers and lighting fixtures against the monochrome walls and woodwork is just stunning in its elegance.

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Amy November 15, 2011 - 5:00 pm

It's gorgeous! I love the calm, elegant grey-on-white-on-taupe color scheme.

And that BATHROOM!!!

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Kim November 15, 2011 - 5:59 pm

The first photo is captivating and the view looks breathtaking. I agree, it doesn't get any better than this.

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Blondie's Journal November 15, 2011 - 6:25 pm

This is unbelievable!! How lucky you are to stay here as a guest!

XO,
Jane

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Smart Deco Home November 15, 2011 - 7:02 pm

It looks like a fairy tale. And what beautiful photography!

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Chrissy November 15, 2011 - 7:07 pm

This is such a great restoration. It makes wish I was back in France. The patina effect on those walls is just gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing

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Atelier BE November 15, 2011 - 10:36 pm

What a dream!

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Aunty Belle November 15, 2011 - 11:00 pm

Breathtaking!

You visit there??

Exquisite home. So glad it is preserved in such elegant taste.

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**Anne** November 15, 2011 - 11:42 pm

So beautiful and the colours so calming and serene.
Anne xx

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The enchanted home November 15, 2011 - 11:43 pm

WOW that is spellbindingly beautiful! Just breathtaking….

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Trouvais November 16, 2011 - 12:15 am

Hauntingly beautiful. Love their website and drop in from time to time to droll since discovering it. Wish I could stroll over and see first hand. Merci Sharon. XO Trish

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Tracey November 16, 2011 - 12:42 am

Yes please!

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Katherine November 16, 2011 - 1:15 am

And it has it's own chapel room?! You cannot replicate this beauty and thankfully it was restored rather than taken down. It is stunning.

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Coty Farquhar November 16, 2011 - 2:45 am

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm love it!!!!
xx Coty

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Sarah (Snippets of Thyme) November 16, 2011 - 3:54 am

Stunning, surreal, profoundly beautiful, simplistic….love, love, love

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Bonnie November 16, 2011 - 4:55 am

Gorgeous and stunning! Can't image living or visiting there!

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Sarah Malone November 16, 2011 - 5:49 am

So beautiful and absolutely perfect!

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Carol November 16, 2011 - 7:32 am

That is just so, so lovely. What a fabulous renovation..

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C'est la V! November 16, 2011 - 1:21 pm

your photos evoke some kind of 'stillness'

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Looking Glass November 16, 2011 - 2:38 pm

WOW! This chateau is just phenomenal! Oh, to own something so beautiful…. sigh…

~ Clare x

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Fi.P November 16, 2011 - 8:43 pm

Exquisite!!

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Naperville Now November 17, 2011 - 10:28 pm

stunning.

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Lost in Provence November 19, 2011 - 4:17 pm

I knew what chateau it was before I saw the name! It is my very favorite too and I am hoping to find the means to visit it at some point. The salon with the fire going is pretty much my idea of Heaven. Literally. Glad that I didn't miss this!

Bon week-end!

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Raewyn February 8, 2012 - 8:26 am

Is this place for real??
Those floors! Words defy me!!

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Rani @ La Maison Jolie December 19, 2012 - 1:41 am

Oh my god…i have just died and gone to heaven…! This place is beyond words! I'm off to Provence in 2 weeks…I hope I get to see beautiful chateaus like this…! xx Rani

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