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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chateau de Moissac

Don't you just love a beautiful French chateau? Well, I have a real treat for you today! 


Built in a hill-top village, in the early 17th century, the Château de Moissac-Bellevue was originally a residence dedicated to relaxation, owned by a noble family from Provence.





With its monumental entrance, vast drawing-rooms and dining-rooms opening out to the gardens, its imposing kitchen, its bedrooms and bathrooms extending upwards to the attics, this is a magnificent example of  a French chateau. The building was actually rewarded for its exemplary restoration in June 2008 by the "Prix des Vieilles Maisons Françaises".



This chateau boasts a sweeping staircase...


...beautiful fireplaces...



...exquisite lighting...


...original features...



....first class cabinetry...



...attention to detail...



...incredible flooring...


...the finest furniture...



...amazing scale...


...wonderful architectural details...



... a perfect palette...




...fantastic plasterwork...




.... gracious gardens...


...and all of it in such a scenic setting!



What more could you possibly want?



Till next time




Sharon x

Source: here

19 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS inside and out!! Sharon I hope your son is feeling better!

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  2. Sharon! The Chateau de Moissac is my very favorite anywhere in the world! I long to visit it and will some day as it is at about a two hour drive from Arles. Happily, I do see it often though as it is rented out for photo shoots and appears regularly in top French decor magazines like Cote Sud. I find it perfect in every way...save that I don't live there!

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  3. I would want nothing more than enough money to maintain it. What a beautiful chateau.
    Sam

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  4. Oh my goodness! Stunning in its integrity, elegance and simplicity...this will be one post I will refer back to for a while! Thanks:)

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  5. Oh yes, what a treat! I can feel the history of the place through your beautiful photos. Such style!, have a great day, Sally x

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  6. what else could we want indeed. perhaps a few friends and some fabulous food and wine. i’m moving in.

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  7. This is so beautiful, Sharon. Absolutely amazing - thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend, Phyllis

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  8. love the runway of candles leading you up the garden path!

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  9. Sharon,

    AMAZING! That first image is gorgeous and what an amazing staircase! Love the fireplace in the kitchen.

    leslie

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  10. Wow Sharon! You were right when you said that you had a treat!! This is absolutely gorgeous-- just what dreams are made of!

    Keri

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  11. So beautiful indeed!!! I love the simplicity of the decoration with a few very rich elements and all the grey palette and the empty spaces!
    Gorgeous!

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  12. Sharon,
    Such a natural beauty...stunning! Thanks for sharing. Jodi

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  13. You cannot get more beautiful than this!!! Allows me to dream!! Leslie

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  14. I want to live there!! That is such a stunning place!

    Enjoy your weekend Sharon!
    XX
    Debra~

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  15. I visit a lot of "châteaux" but this château is wonderfull !!!

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  16. I think I may have to get myself more latte to take all that in. Sigh!

    Have a wonderful weekend Sharon.

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  17. Sharon,what a gorgeous place! I would love to visit.

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  18. FABULOUS pictures! And I LOVE a black and white floor as well! So glad I saw this post! It was very inspirational…and I could certainly use some inspiration right now! Hope you have a wonderful week!
    Carolyn

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  19. Enchanting...just enchanting! That first image took my breqath away...the colour...swoon swoon!

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