The Glorious and Distinctive History of The Best French Châteaux

 

A Chateau in France is the singular of chateaux and forms a very special place at the heart of French society and culture.  Originally defensive strongholds, they rapidly came to be anything from medieval keeps, castles and towers to decoratively elegant palaces and manor houses to represent the seats of power of their owners.

 

They can be found all over France but are most numerous in the Loire Valley region in the North West of the country. There are several notable and world-famous chateaux in the country the show the glorious and distinctive history of France, her rulers and her people.

 

 

 

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The World of Château Bouffémont: How To Eat Well During Lockdown

Our digital newsletter keeps you up to date with everything happening at Château Bouffémont – including recipes, interviews and activities in the local area

 

Karim Yameogo is a sports coach in his private coaching studio CO2 in Paris -Courcelles and the Healthcity Fitness Club on the Champs Elysées. He is very passionate about sport and how it affects our daily lives and is also a certified Precision Nutrition coach. Here he gives us his top tips on how to eat well during lockdown.

 

 

There are currently almost 1.7 billion people worldwide on lockdown due to the Covid-19 epidemic, already for a duration of over four weeks.

As you are expending less energy, you’re bound to feel like you’ve put on a few kilos and are a bit out of shape.

 

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5 Steps To Planning The Perfect Family Reunion Vacation

 

A family reunion means a lot of different things. For some people it might be three generations of siblings, their parents and their kids all in one place once a year. For others it might be once-a-decade meeting of their uncles, cousins and more. A destination reunion still requires plenty of planning, though. Are you planning a reunion for your family? Then here are a few tips to help your reunion be one you’ll cherish the memories of for years to come.

 

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5 Best Historical Paris Landmarks You Absolutely Must See

A trip to the City of Lights will never be solely about immersing oneself in the artistic treasures of the Louvre, marvelling at the intricate Gothic detailing or flying buttresses of Notre-Dame Cathedral, or even revelling in sumptuous interiors during your downtimes in the prestigious chateau.

 

That’s because, with its distinguished history stretching back to the third century BC, as well as the ease with which it can be explored on foot, Paris will always serve up fresh and undiscovered delights to the sufficiently curious visitor.

 

In many different districts, some of the monuments are massive and others are humble, but they are all part of Paris’s and France’s history. Here, then, are the selection of the best of the unsung Parisian landmarks that are well worth incorporating into your itinerary during your time in this incomparable art, historical and fashion capital.   

 

 

 

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5 Creative Corporate Event Ideas

It can be tricky to think up ideas for corporate events that will be memorable in all of the right ways, while genuinely furthering your organisation’s broader objectives.

 

Here at Château Bouffémont – an enchanting private venue for such events on the outskirts of Paris – is perfect for organising activities within a wide range of settings. These corporate events can include anything from internal meetings, parties and team building events, through to client events, conferences and awards. Whether it is a small one-day event or a large week-long conference, you can find some suggestions below to assist in making your next corporate event one to remember.

 

Why Château Bouffémont is perfect for conferences and business meetings

 

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The Château Bouffémont Vlog: Things To Know For Intimate Wedding Ceremonies & Elopements

 

The Château Bouffémont Vlog N° 011: Things To know For Intimate Wedding Ceremonies & Elopements

 

Our monthly Vlog series offers an invaluable peek behind the curtain at the Château Bouffémont to let you see how the magic really happens. This month in our château near Paris, exclusively for the Château Bouffémont Vlog, wedding planner Sandra from La Jolietta shows you how to elope to our royal château. She’ll guide you through everything you need to organise a romantic photoshoot, a small intimate ceremony and even a dinner for two.

 

An intimate elopement can be the epitome of romance for a couple, creating memories that belong to just the two of you. Whether you’re having a destination wedding and need to officially marry before that, or cherish the idea of an exclusive ceremony for just the two of you, our vlog can help.

 

 

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The World of Château Bouffémont: An Interview with Wedding Photographer Daria Lorman


A moment is just a moment – but
it lives on in the mind. Memories make up our sense of self, whether childhood remembrances or the first time you met the person you’ll marry. These moments can become even more precious with time, expanding in significance and becoming more beautiful every time they’re remembered. Yet even the most treasured memories can be fragile and elusive, changed and forgotten – as Virginia Woolf said, “Memory is the seamstress, and a capricious one at that.”

 

 

So it makes sense that we yearn to capture a moment to stop it melting away, particularly on the most significant days of our lives. Weddings are planned for months, even years, a single day filled with precious and significant moments – whether just for two or surrounded by friends and family. Letting go into it completely means you need a good photographer, who shares your joy and your vision, to capture moments that can be cherished forever.

 

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The World of Château Bouffémont: Valentine’s Day at the Château

Imagine a little world all of your own, where only you and your loved one really exist. We welcome you to celebrate your love at Château Bouffémont this Valentine’s Day, in an intimate world that reflects the unique beauty of your connection.

 

Although there are at least three martyred saints named Valentine, the first of them is said to be a holy priest who defied Emperor Claudius II to perform marriages for lovers in secret, despite it being banned by Claudius. Valentine was sentenced to death for his defiance, becoming a saint after his death. Thus it is that recognising St. Valentine’s Day is ideal for celebrating everything that marriage represents.

 

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The World of Château Bouffémont: An Interview with Billy Folchetti of Luxe X Billy Folchetti

Wedding days are a dream come true – a tangible realisation of love and celebration of a lifelong union. Uniquely special, these days come in many forms; at Château Bouffémont we’ve been delighted to see everything from an elopement to the romantic streets of Paris to intimate gatherings on our terraces and grand destination weddings in our royal château. And of course, every wedding needs an architect working behind-the-scenes to make these dreams a reality.

 

 

Weddings run through the heart of our Château and, with the same sense of inevitability, through Billy Folchetti’s career – including how he got started. “I was at a point in my college years where I was feeling a bit uninspired and insecure that my study choices were actually going to lead me where I wanted to go in life. At the same time, as the universe would have it, I was offered a sales job working for a company focusing on Vietnamese weddings. Prior to this opportunity I had never considered the wedding industry but I very quickly fell in love.”

 


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