Saving the chapel statues

A nerve-racking day removing the chapel statues, which have been in place for nearly 250 years, to ensure they are protected during the chapel restoration works.

The statues will be on public display during the Journées du Patrimoine in September this year.

Saving the Chai

It was a nervous morning here at Purnon! In order to save the Chateau chai (barrel room) we needed to allow a large barn wall to fall down safely. The barn was falling and pulling the chai down with it.

Under the instruction of the Monument Historique and with the approval of our architect, our incredibly talented stonemasons set to work to save the chai … have a look and see how they went!

Thank you Monsieur Alan Costa and your wonderful team!

Our first year!

It’s been one year since we arrived at the Château and what a year it’s been!

We hope you enjoy some of our favourite memories.

France 2 interview

Voici the recent France 2 report with English subtitles.

An emotional reunion

Eliane Autin was born and raised in a small apartment the eastern outbuilding of the château. Here she revisits her former home for the first time in over 60 years and shares with us her childhood memories of growing up at Purnon.