Projects Restoration Chateau
Follow our restoration journey as we peel back the layers of time & craftsmanship
Built in 1820 this Normandy gem had the good fortune to be redesigned by the designer of The Ritz, Monsieur Georges Farcy for the Bon Marché family in 1910. The chateau has been untouched since the retreating German army removed the heating system in the 1940’s. Eisenhower moved into the chateau when he was appointed supreme commander of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of north-western Europe.
Restoration Chateau is a classical Parisian design, with 57 rooms, 22 ensuite bedrooms (revolutionary for its time), 8 staterooms and 27 acres. Over the coming months please join us on a journey of discovery as we piece together history and restore this classic building back to its former glory.

‘Putting UP the Ritz ! Lol ... in fact we really ‘Putting UP the Ritz ! Lol ... in fact we really needed to be an octopus even with the brilliant help of Pascale and Daniel,our beloved and brilliantly loyal neighbours.
 We’re still just finishing off the plaster boarding of this ceiling part above the servants staircase but it’s  nearly now all done - already in fact for a light skim of plaster and then the original cornice mouldings can go back on and up .
You’ll never know we took the entire ceiling down by the time we’ve finished , oh except all the cracks will have gone and the ceiling won’t be in danger of collapse anymore .He he he .
 We’ve also been putting in the new electrical wiring to the corridor , side bedrooms and here for the staircase chandelier... which Tim and I are still arguing ( I mean debating!) about ...
 Nearly Friday everyone...or as Maggie Smith so beautifully said in Downtown Abbey ... ‘but what is a weekend ?’ #restorationnation #restorationproject #restorations #chateau #château #restorationchateau #escapetothechateaux #escapetothecountry #escapetothechateaudiy #france #france🇫🇷 #franceunframed #ceiling

‘Putting UP the Ritz ! Lol ... in fact we really needed to be an octopus even with the brilliant help of Pascale and Daniel,our beloved and brilliantly loyal neighbours.
We’re still just finishing off the plaster boarding of this ceiling part above the servants staircase but it’s nearly now all done - already in fact for a light skim of plaster and then the original cornice mouldings can go back on and up .
You’ll never know we took the entire ceiling down by the time we’ve finished , oh except all the cracks will have gone and the ceiling won’t be in danger of collapse anymore .He he he .
We’ve also been putting in the new electrical wiring to the corridor , side bedrooms and here for the staircase chandelier... which Tim and I are still arguing ( I mean debating!) about ...
Nearly Friday everyone...or as Maggie Smith so beautifully said in Downtown Abbey ... ‘but what is a weekend ?’ #restorationnation #restorationproject #restorations #chateau #château #restorationchateau #escapetothechateaux #escapetothecountry #escapetothechateaudiy #france #france🇫🇷 #franceunframed #ceiling
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