Alison, Paul and their renovation in the Tarn

Sophie Duncan
6 min readJan 9

My light hearted but informative tales from France are inspired by 22 years restoring a sandstone Renaissance castle in the Aude department of South West France’s Occitania.

In 2018 we appeared, with our castle at St Ferriol, on Escape to the Château DIY. This popular English television programme about quirky Brits taking on the ruined and ruinous glamour of France’s aristocratic history led me to find out more about other foreigners in France taking on these enchanted money pits.

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