Join me for a private tour of the most rarely seen parts of the chateau – the cellar, the chicken house, and our ‘secret courtyard’! During the course of filming the vlog we come up with very exciting ideas for the future of the Secret Courtyard – let me know what you think of them!

I’m delighted to welcome you into my home, and to take you on a personal tour. There’s so much to see that I’ve had to split the tour into several parts. This week I’ll show you the cellar and a previously unvlogged part of the property!

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – a full tour of the Chateau de Lalande! I’m sorry that it’s taken me so long to do this, but I never felt that the chateau was fully ready! But I’ve realised that I’ll always feel that way, and part of the beauty of a historic home like this is that it’s always a work in progress. Restoring Lalande is the creative passion of my life ❤️🏰❤️

A very special thank you to all of you who have become Patrons of the Chateau de Lalande. As you can imagine, your help means more to me now than ever. Because of you, I’ll be able to keep living at Lalande and making videos even though our chambres d’hotes income has been decimated by the coronavirus. I’ve been overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity, On behalf of this beautiful chateau that will continue to survive and flourish because of you, thank you!!! If you’re interested in become a Patron of The Chateau Diaries, click here:


  1. Kate Lillich

    Thank you for the fun tour, Stephanie & Isabelle! I ❤️ your blue and white dress – so light & summery! Would you please share shopping details? Thanks again!! 😘😘

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