Chateau Des Chezeaux
The venue for this singing holiday is Château Des Chezeaux, Rivarennes.
Just two hours south of Paris in Indre-Et-Loire and situated by the stunning River Creuse , in the picturesque region Parc National Brenne.
Whilst the singing activities will keep you busy there will be time to explore the local area too !
We will be the only guests this week, complete with our own chef, a dedicated concert space and a brand new swimming pool.
Recently renovated by New Zealander Kate Farquhar and her English husband Michael Reed, this singing holiday marks the grand opening of the Château as a luxury chambre d'hote.
Kate recently quit her busy psychotherapy practice in Peckham and Blackfriars, London to pursue a new life in France, and Michael has relocated his furniture design and making business from the heart of Notting Hill. They fell in love with the Chateau when they saw it a couple of years ago, it was a "coup de foudre", and they have been dedicated to bringing it back to life.
Indre-Et Loire is part of the current region of Centre-Val de Loire in west central France named after the Indre and the Loire rivers and is a very popular destination with visitors from both France and overseas.
Parc Naturel Régional de la Brenne where the chateau is situated has over 3 000 lakes making this one of the most important wetlands in continental France, recognised internationally for the riches of its flora and fauna. Over 150 bird species live in the park, including the whiskered tern, the black-necked grebe, the purple heron and the great egret. It also houses France's biggest population of European pond terrapin, the symbol of the park.
Nearby towns to Chateau Des Chezeaux include Argenton-sur-Creuse, a small town in a scenic setting on the river Creuse and
Chateauroux, the capital of the Indre department. Founded in the 10th Century around a castle that is still there today.