To celebrate ‘The Chateau Diaries’ becoming one of the top 1000 Patreon accounts in the world this week, I look back at the story of our time at the chateau so far. We were here for over a decade before appearing on tv or having a vlog, and its those years that I’d love to share with you today. It hasn’t always been easy and I’ve been digging through old photos to unearth some of Lalande during the worst of the building work. It’s been a lot of fun to look back!

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 without our chambres d’hotes income during lockdown! 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: https://www.patreon.com/thechateaudiaries


  1. Nichola Carr

    I love watching your channel! I am slightly addicted! I have binge watched your videos in the last couple of weeks – they are a joy to watch! I seriously think the BBC should give you Michael your own programme!!! Thank you for showing us your beautiful chateaux!!!

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