To celebrate the European Heritage days a number of privately owned local chateaux, castles and fortresses are open for the weekend.
I went to visit Chateau de Tennessus which I have driven past many times and always wanted a look inside. It didn’t disappoint. The house has been restored over the past 30 years by an English family and is filled with old oak furniture, suits of armour, swords and the occasional arrow. The fabrics where used are also in keeping with the huge and beautiful rooms. The gardens have a formal design with lovely stone walls, mature trees, box beds and a peaceful ambiance, a restored courtyard where they can host weddings, all very easy on the eye.