I’m finally able to reveal all and talk about taking part in the French bed and breakfast competition, ‘Bienvenue Chez Nous’! It was an amazing experience which was shown on French tv last week, and WE WON!!! My mother and I took part together, and visited the other contestants throughout France. Welcoming them (and their criticism!) to Lalande in return was incredibly nerve-wracking, but very rewarding.
VERY IMPORTANT ADDITION!!! I recorded this video just before the series was shown on French television, and it has since caused a scandal in France. The nation has taken against a pair of our competitors, Audrey and Dimitri, for their criticisms of the other bed and breakfasts, most especially the Chateau de Lalande. Everyone’s support has mean a great deal to all of us at Lalande, but I would like to urge people to also be kind to Audrey and Dimitri. We’re all entitled to our opinions, especially in matters of taste. Not everyone loves the aesthetic of a traditional, historic home. I think that Audrey and Dimitri would have preferred minimalist, modern, designer surroundings. And whilst we will never see eye to eye on the type of home that we want to create and offer to the world, I don’t think they deserve the depth of backlash that they’ve received. They were always polite during filming, and although they complained about the look of the chateau, I think they were fair in their scoring. Let’s remember that it’s only a competition, and life would be boring if we all loved the same things ❤️
To experience chateau life, come and stay with us at the Chateau de Lalande! We offer accommodation in beautiful bedrooms in the original 16th century wing of the chateau. You can even stay in the bedroom of the Marquise! And in the evenings you can choose to dine privately, or to join us in our chateau family meals. For rates and availability, see our website: http://www.chateaudelalande.com