An excursion into the motherland of French gastronomy — Michelin style

Sophie Duncan
5 min readJan 8, 2022

When our chateau appeared on the Channel 4 programme about Brits renovating castles in France, Escape to the Chateau DIY, I took the opportunity to learn more about the regions other chateaunauts had chosen.

In Bourgogne France Comte Clive and Tanith had brought back the quality of the idyllic self sufficiency of a Cistertian monastery in Bourgone-Franche-comte….

Clive and Tanith Cummings were already experienced in the art of top drawer hospitality when they started looking for a…

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Sophie Duncan

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