▷ Sundays at the Chateau: Porcelain for a Royal Mistress!

Sevres porcelain and Madame de Pompadour – a match made in heaven! This week I look into the love story between the Marquise and King Louis XV, and show how their relationship is reflected in the exquisite works of art created by the Sevres porcelain factory in the eighteenth century. I was lucky enough to visit the Wallace Collection in London, which has the most stunning collection of Sevres that I’ve ever seen, some of which belonged to the most famous royal mistress of all time.

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.

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A very special thank you to all of you who have become Patrons of the Chateau de Lalande. I only launched our Patreon page 10 days ago and we already have over 100 patrons! I’ve been overwhelmed by your response, and am planning lots of renovations to the chateau that I’ve been longing to do for years! It’s such an exciting time for all of us here, as work is about to begin on the chapel and the dream of getting our lake back looks as though it could become a reality because of your help. On behalf of this beautiful chateau that will flourish because of you, thank you!!!

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