(Apologies for the vertical filming format, but I was still primarily publishing to my Instagram channel at the time!) It was 1:30 PM, and I finally slipped into my car and waved goodbye to Uwe and Irene, the owners of Château Val in Brix, Normandy, France. I didn’t want to leave, and I’m unsure if a week at this property would have been enough time here. It was that magical.
My alarm went off too early, and I lay there listening to the sounds of the doves as the morning light filtered past the curtains. I grabbed a sweater and my jeans, and the girls and I went downstairs to greet the day.
Wandering over to the dining salon, Irene was quick to settle me in for coffee. They both noticed I had been working late last night and immediately delivered a carafe of hot, steaming coffee and a gorgeous breakfast spread. In the video, you’ll see the massive granite fireplace. A new woodstove will be installed in just a week, and they will be heating the baguettes and croissants right on the stove for guests.
Cozy, full, and caffeinated, I went upstairs to finish getting ready and then met the owners outside for the tour I am sharing with you today. Even though I spoke to Irene and Ewe at length yesterday, they surprised me with many new and magical features about the property. I honestly cannot stop thinking about that well. 🧚♀️
More than half the day was over before we said our goodbyes. And Château Val is all I have thought about since I left.
The property is less than a half-hour from Cherbourg. You can take a train from Paris, and I would then suggest that you rent a car to explore that region of Normandy. Ideally located, you can access beaches, ports, WW2 memorial sites, and more, all within an easy drive of the chateau. Use it as a home base during the day, and cook in your personal apartment at night.
Bisous and big hugs from France,
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