Our Chateau Escape from Everyday LifeFollowing on from Sharons successful chateau story, this weeks' article is from a couple of happy France loving American customers who secured their dream chateau in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region earlier this year. Their love of France, the culture and the language contributed immensely throughout the buying process. See what they have to say about the chatelain and country living, French style ...
"Owning the Chateau has been a dream come true. The property provides us a serene sanctuary and escape from our everyday lives. And the Chateau itself is absolutely enchanting.
As an American citizen and a foreigner in France, one has to be patient, as things move a bit slower in rural France. AND one needs to remember, it is us that need to adjust, not the country. And I’m reminded that a slower life can be better.
If one is going to use the property as a vacation or second home, it is really important to find a competent and reliable house manager to look after the many things that occur with properties while gone. We were very fortunate to find one who has made the transition to owning a property in France much easier.
Lastly, I very highly recommend knowing French and if one doesn’t, learn it. Making an attempt to communicate in this beautiful language will be greatly appreciated by the locals, even if one butchers the prononciation.
Nous nous considérons très chanceux et nous sommes ravis de posséder une maison dans ce beau pays."
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