No. One can merely be its “keeper”; an apt turn of phrase that can be credited to Virginia Van Zanten in her Vogue article accounting the renovation of the Chateau de Gudanes, located in the southern French village of Chateau-Verdun.
There’s also a part of me that was holding off on writing about my trip to the Chateau because writing about it meant that it was really, truly over and I wouldn’t miraculously wake up back in the Chateau tomorrow morning. And I so want to wake up in that chateau tomorrow morning. Because here’s the thing. That place is magical.
An Australian family who took on the once in a lifetime task of restoring an old Château in the south of France have delighted their followers online, sharing images of their progress. Chateau de Gudanes, which has been described as "heavenly" by some social media users, was built in the mid 1700s and is located in the small village of Chateau-Verdun...
The Resurrection of a Gloriously Derelict Castle in France - Five years ago, Karina and Craig Waters—a tax accountant and a urologist, respectively, in Perth, Australia—began looking for a vacation home in the south of France. Karina says she envisioned “a small farmhouse,” the sort of simple, “shabby-chic” cottage so often invoked in fantasies of French countryside living.