This Sunday I’m delighted to reveal a local jewel to you – the Church of Saint Martin in the village of Vic. It contains one of the most important set of romanesque frescoes in France, which are nearly 900 years old! They are a masterpiece of 12th century art, and I feel unbelievably lucky to live so near to such artistic treasures. The frescoes and the church urgently require restauration. Both the French government and the local authorities have donated money, but there remains a shortfall of €40,000 to save these treasures. If you would like to donate, please follow this link: https://www.fondation-patrimoine.org/les-dons-et-soutiens/faire-un-don?project=7631

The website is only in French. On the first page you can ignore the options regarding tax – they’re just to give French taxpayers an idea of how much they will be able to deduct from their taxes if they donate. You will be asked to give your name and address – if you do so, your name will go onto a plaque showing all of the donors.

A very special thank you to all of you who have become Patrons of the Chateau de Lalande. You have made The Chateau Diaries one of the top 1000 Patreon accounts in the world, and have transformed not only out lives here, but the future of this beautiful chateau! I’m 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

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