I’ve always had an obsession with castles and châteaux around the world (especially the beautiful châteaux in France). I’ve been following along with the restoration journey of Craig and Karina Waters since they first started their website dedicated to the project of restoring the Château de Gudanes to her former glory.
This September the official book showing the process of restoring the Château and some of the exciting finds that the Waters family have found was released. Penned by Karina and her daughter Jasmine.
About the Project
Built in the mid 1700’s, Chateau de Gudanes still stands proudly in the south of France in the small village of Chateau-Verdun.
The Class 1 Historic Monument was designed by Parisian architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel, famous for his neoclassical, architectural symmetry, including the Le Petit Trianon and Place de la Concorde.
In 2013, it was purchased by an Australian family who have taken on the responsibility to awaken this sleeping beauty after years of neglect. – The Waters Family
The book is filled with beautiful photographs of the Château Gudanes both past and present, the present day photographs are by Dr Peter Dillon and Karina Waters. Both Karina and Jasmine write in such an enchanting way that you can’t help but fall more in love with the château and the project of restoring this Sleeping Beauty.
Our book arrived gift wrapped in beautiful Château de Gudanes wrapping paper with a hand written note from Karina along with a bookmarking with the layout of the château first and second floors (or ground floor and first floor depending on where you’re from!)
Also worth noting, all proceeds from the book are going back into the Château so with your purchase you are funding the further restoration of this beautiful Château.
Check out the gorgeous book trailer below…