Chez Castillon from Michael Wilson on Youtube.
Chez Castillon is an eighteenth century town house in the beautiful town of Castillon La Bataille, in the South of France. There is nothing better than standing on the first floor balcony as the market traders set up; fat tomatoes piled high next to crusty baguettes, sweet-smelling spices, lavender and linen. For the writer, the painter, or simply the observer, the town and its people provide a wealth of creative inspiration.
But when the shutters are closed, the outside world is forgotten. A wide hallway runs the full depth of the house, past the salon and the library, the sweeping staircase, the kitchen and the dining room. Step through the wrought-iron gates into a sun-drenched garden filled with camellia, roses and oleander, where the sun glints on the swimming pool and tempts you in.
We all need space in our lives. Freedom from domestic chores, from commitments, from the day-job. Freedom to write, paint, meditate, think, or simply to be still for a while. Freedom to be you. You’ll find that space at Chez Castillon, together with delicious food, good wine, and great company.
What are you waiting for?
The pace of life is gentle in South West France. There is time to pause, time to think.
It is a region full of grace and old fashioned charm… a truly memorable place to visit.