Our Fabulous Stay at Chateau Payruzel in July 2009
Review Submitted: 24 August 2009
Date of Stay: July 2009
When I and my husband drove thru the gates of Chateau Peyruzel and entered its grounds, it took my breath away. It was truly my dream of a French country chateau experience come true. Our family and friends that joined us were very happy that we'd found the perfect destination for our multi-generation get-together.
Outside: Originally built as a fortress in the 13th century, its stunning hilltop site is striking both as one approaches from the valley below, and once there, as one gazes out from the manicured grounds to the charming village of Daglan, the hills, and bucolic farmlands, not to mention the exquis ite sunsets. The pool, although recently added, was stunning in that it fits so seamlessly into the extensive grounds and the covered pool house was the best spot to linger at the end of the day with a glass of wine.
Inside; The owners have lovingly restored, appointed, and furnished the interior with exquisite taste and French style. There is no doubt what country you are in, and its beauty. Looking at the photos on the website, as impressive as they are, they do not do justice to the look and feel that one actually experiences20within those walls. In addition, on arrival, everything was pristine and wonderfully clean and perfectly prepared. We were happy to sink into the beautiful beds after our long trip!
The owners prepared us with everything we could possibly have needed before we arrived: maps, directions, what we needed to bring, where we could shop and what was within easy reach. Once in the chateau, there was further information about local sites and very personal directions for everything we were interested in seeing: chateaux, wineries, beautiful gardens. Janice (the owner) also arranged for a meal cooked in the chateau by a local chef (our favorite meal), as well as making reservations for us in other local restaurants. Her local knowledge and personal attention provided us with a completely different experience than if we had been tourists.
I would recommend this “dream come true” Chateau without reservation, and hope to return there myself for another unbelievable escape into paradise. Imagine being inside a medieval castle, but with all the comforts and finest amenities of our 21st century. Magnifique!
It is an ideal, elegant site for family reunions, for an adventure with friends, or perhaps an anniversary or wedding.
It is a place I will never forget.
Families with Teenagers,
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