Natural history aside, there is an enormous sense of ‘living history’ and an even bigger passion for keeping the past alive. Visit the Hospice de Beaune or the Château de Chenonceau and you’re immediately transported back 500 years. Sit patiently in a lock, as the waters lift you up until you can see into the lock-keeper’s garden, and you can’t help but think the lock-keeper’s wife has been selling eggs and vegetables to passers by since time immemorial.
We’ll be honest it’s a totally escapist way of life. To a man and woman barging folk have chosen to escape the humdrum to get far away from the madding crowds. It’s idyllic – and what’s not to like about that?
We’re not for a moment suggesting you come and live your whole life our way. But, if you ever fancy escaping for an idyll moment or two, you’d be most welcome to join us.