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{travel inspiration: the south of france}

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. . . if you ever find yourself in the south of france, be certain to visit the chateau la durantie . . .

built in 1845 for the duke of isly, the astonishingly romantic chateau is located in perigord vert, a beautiful and tranquil part of dordogne, southwest france, and is filled arched windows and juliet balconies, glittering chandeliers and canopy beds, luxurious
marble baths and italian bedlinens, while outdoors, twelve acres of perfectly manicured grounds, swimming pool, tennis court and orchards . . . and already there are thoughts of sparkling holiday parties by the beautifully ornate fireplaces on chilly nights or an enchanting weekend away . . .

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{images: chateau la durantie via junebug weddings}

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20 Comments:

Blogger mkendall said...

umm...yes please!

November 08, 2010  
Blogger Annie @ MarryYouMe said...

Um, yes please! When I think of 'glamorous chateau in France" this is what comes to mind. Just gorgeous!

November 08, 2010  
Blogger reanaclaire said...

hi, my first time visiting here.. I am Claire and I would like to contact you in regards to some home reviews which I would like to offer to you.
Hope you can drop me an email at reanact(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks!
Claire

November 08, 2010  
Blogger She's Thrifty said...

incredibly lovely

November 08, 2010  
Blogger Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Oh how I long to attend a sparkling holiday party as you say, on such elegant and gorgeous grounds! Tranquility with character...such a glamourous vintage charm to this stunning place.

Thank you for a dream-filled Monday! :)
xoxo
Rachel

November 08, 2010  
Blogger Melissa Blake said...

Oh, everything looks so relaxing!

November 08, 2010  
Anonymous Little Pink Rain Boots said...

If only I could live there!. I love the way it's a massive estate but the inside is just cozy enough. I know it's in France but I still kept looking at the pictures thinking Mr.Darcy. Lovely post (as always.)

November 08, 2010  
Anonymous Young Sophisticates said...

So pretty!

November 08, 2010  
Blogger Laura Trevey said...

So refined... so beautiful!

November 08, 2010  
Anonymous Laura Casey Interiors said...

This is breathtaking! Must be amazing in person.

November 08, 2010  
Blogger a whole lotta love said...

this house is amazing.. looks almost like mine :) i just came across your blog today and am your newest follower!

November 08, 2010  
Blogger Luciane From HomeBunch.com said...

This is one of the most beautiful places I have seem... Thank you so much for sharing it!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

November 08, 2010  
Blogger La Feem said...

This has gone to the top of my list!!! Great post.

November 08, 2010  
Blogger Andrea @ Andrea Reh said...

The South of France - or Le Midi - is where I imagine myself holidaying (or perhaps living) when I am a successful novelist. A chateau like this nearly always appears in my dreams... but I think you'd be more likely to find me in a villa like this:
http://andreareh.blogspot.com/2010/07/there-is-something-right-about.html

Andrea x
andreareh.blogspot.com

November 08, 2010  
Blogger cailen ascher said...

so regal! completely lovely.

www.cailenascher.blogspot.com

November 08, 2010  
Blogger Kickcan and Conkers said...

This is beautiful, but there are so many wonderful places like this here in the south of France.

November 08, 2010  
Blogger Buttons & Ribbons Paperie said...

Don't you just love all things french? Exquisite! Love your blog by the way =)

www.buttonsnribbonspaperie.blogspot.com

November 09, 2010  
Anonymous Jamie Herzlinger said...

Very classic and honest in its timeless nature. Just stunning. Thanks for sharing

Jamie Herzlinger

November 09, 2010  
Blogger Mélanie A. said...

what a lovely and romantic place

November 10, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's the definition of: FRANCE + GLAMOUR + CHATEAU , no?
Absolutely fabulous!!!

November 11, 2010  

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