This château was built and rebuilt between 1600 and 1850. The castle was owned by the famous chemist, physicist, botanic and alchemist Antoine de Lavoisier.
1000sqm outbuildings (orangery, horse stables - 4 horses, office shed, gatehouse ...)
Situation: roofs in order, no moisture in basements or walls - only occasionally leaky pipes, so nothing that can not be easily put in order. Electricity and water will be registered by us, so it should be working soon too
Formerly an asylum for lunatics was housed in the castle, so rooms are small and ugly, salons without splendour
It can not stay that way !!! We want to provide a stylish ambience for weddings and overnight guests. We love abandoned châteaus, but they should be habitable.
We do not want a “should look like that" style. We maintain our own style, i.e. we need someone to turn ugly small shower bathrooms into a magnificent swan - freestanding bathtubs in large rooms with views out French windows into a 26 ha park yet to be cared for.
For early July, we already have a fixed wedding booking - 40 Chinese people celebrate and sleep
What we need: painters, electricians, plumbers, masons, gardeners, or just nice people from all over the world, that can do the work mentioned above with us - and please as soon as possible!!
What do we offer: everything, so that everyone feels comfortable to quickly reach a grandiose finish
We speak German, French and English fluently, a little Spanish, Italian and Arabic
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Famous castle, good wine, food, lots of culture, beautiful landscape, international and local people, celebrating success together and love for creation.
Painters, electricians, plumbers, masons, gardeners, IT specialists or just nice people from all over the world, that can do the work with us mentioned above. All kinds of renovation works!!
This host offers accommodation and payment.
English, French, German
Room in castle. All meals provided.
It is located in the immediate vicinity of famous sights, such as the Loire Castles, cities like Blois, Tours (reachable with Ryan Air), Orleans and Vendôme. It's 45 minutes to Paris with the TGV and there is also a bus that leaves directly outside the castle premises.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
max 25 hours a week with 2 days off