if you’ve been following along this year, you’ll remember that in the spring we discovered the gorgeous chateau st. pierre de serjac in the French languedoc area. we spent a wonderful extended weekend there and enjoyed it so much, we immediately started plotting our return.

and so it happened – because a few weeks ago, we were invited back to the beautiful estate and stayed in another beautiful holiday home for a few days of doing nothing but relaxing, eating and drinking, hanging out by the pool and enjoying juliet’s ‘vacation modus’ antics.

what i didn’t know before and learned during our second visit, is that each one of the rental homes is actually owned by a private proprietor, who decorated the house to their own tastes. while in the spring we thoroughly enjoyed the rustic, natural aesthetics of number 28, this time we had fun comparing it to the slightly more exuberant style of number 21. at first we were taken aback by the bright blue velvet couch and abundant touches of silver everywhere, but we quickly fell in love with it, too. i was especially fond of the gorgeous tiles in the bathroom and the spacious, luxurious bedroom.

once again we were able to enjoy a private garden with a pool, even though juliet preferred to hang out in the huge infinity pool that is shared by all the property’s guests. she really loved chilling on the cozy, extra large tanning beds with canopies, where we spent an inordinate amount of time snoozing and enjoying whatever the mixologist at the outdoor bar fancied shaking up for us (expert word of advice: ask him to create a drink with some of their home grown herbs!)

once again i snapped about ten thousand photos during the weekend because beauty is just everywhere you look around here. but this time we also had some fun shooting some good old home video, and we put together a little impression of what it looks like to spend a weekend at the chateau. we had a lot of fun putting it together, so i hope you’ll like it – and i look forward to hearing what you think in the comments!

as for the languedoc area – we really intended to leave the property this time around… but we only half-succeeded to visit sète one morning. the area is gorgeous, of course, but the chateau is just too darn beautiful and peaceful to leave behind for longer than it takes to buy some fresh food at a nearby market or sample some wines from nearby vineyards. and as it happens, i heard there are plans to incorporate a real winery in the chateau – so soon that’s one less reason to need to leave the premises ever again at all!

photos by matthias rabaey and stephanie duval at CHATEAU ST. PIERRE DE SERJAC

2 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    Heel leuk filmpje! :) Met welke camera en drone hebben jullie dat gemaakt?

    • Stéphanie Duval says:

      hey kelly, merci! we gebruikten een mix van onze canon eos 5d + canon powershot G16 + iphone + dji maveric pro drone, in combinatie met imovie :)

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