Perhaps I'm a romantic at heart, but there is something so magical about beautiful old castles. I've always been intrigued by royalty. After visiting the crown jewels at the Tower of London when I was young, (still one of my favorite tourist stops in England) I saved up my money to buy a tiara from the local costume store. Some girls just dream of being princesses.
That is why I fell in love with this story. An Australian couple purchased a decaying Chateau near the Pyranees mountains in France, Chateau de Gudanes. The site is a historical monument but it has fallen into disrepair. Their journey of returning this beautiful 18th century chateau to its former glory is cataloged through their blog. Think Under the Tuscan Sun but bigger, and with even more charming details (like an adorable orange cat) The couple is one year into their renovations but their pictures are just stunning. Enjoy the small handful of images below and follow along their Instagram and Facebook for more beautiful pics.
What a beautiful project.