Mme de Sévigné

Prunes - ©david pacey / CC-BY Prunes - ©david pacey / CC-BY

What's this? After the plum from Brignoles (Var), here's the prune (pruneau in French) from Agen. A dry fruit men knew since the Antiquity for its medical and health virtues (yes, the prune is good...

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Hoardings Culan’s story began in 1080, with the construction of a wooden fortress by Gillardus de Linière. In 1188, French king Philip Augustus fought against the English and his troops put fire to...

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What’s this? A mellow gingerbread with a nice amber colour, with an icing at the top and a mellow heart flavoured with oranges jam... Here’s the nonnette! One of Dijon’s speciality, which was named...

The façade - ©Kheper / CC-BY-SA The façade - ©Kheper / CC-BY-SA

Aix Ursulines The Ursulines were nuns who moved in Aix in the 17th century, ordered by mother du Châtel, saint Jeanne de Chantal's friend... famous writer Mrs. de Sévigné’s grandmother! In 1647...

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The former church, a Benedictine chapel destroyed by Normans, was replaced by the current church (15th century, altered in the 17th and 19th centuries). The legend says baron de Chantal (famous...

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In the past fief of the Fougères family, then Châteauneuf family with the marriage of Huguette de Fougères with Pierre de Châteauneuf-Rochebonne in 1577, the current castle was raised by Charles...

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My castle in Provence Grignan is the fief of the famous French writer Mrs. de Sévigné. But not only! In the beginning, there was a fortress, raised by lords de Monteil in the 13th c.: oh, a...

The inner courtyard - ©Christophe.Finot / CC-BY-SA The inner courtyard - ©Christophe.Finot / CC-BY-SA

An Italian palace in Burgundy In 1537, count of Tonnerre Antoine de Clermont inherited the castle and decided of its reconstruction between 1544 and 1550. Antoine was governor of Dauphiné, great...

Jeanne - ©Public domain / WikimediaCommons Jeanne - ©Public domain / WikimediaCommons

Did you know this castle belonged to two famous women? The marquise of Sévigné and her grand-mother, sainte Chantal! But our story began when Rabutin family owned the estate. Jeanne-Françoise...

G. de Guitaut - ©Public domain G. de Guitaut - ©Public domain

From hand to hand The current castle dates back to the 10th century! At that time, it was dukes of Burgundy’s main residence, before Epoisses fell for one century to the Mello family. Then in the...


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