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Not all property developments are

properties as well as an impressive

staff offering treatments and exercise

cut from the same cloth, and it’s rare

Country Club and Spa. The spacious

classes. The Country Club will form

to find one that combines so much.

and light homes to be built here,

the social hub of the development,

Sitting on a hill in the sunny Tarn

designed by award-winning architects,

with its gourmet bistrot overlooking

department in South West France, the

will feature integrated pools, lush

the pool and endless cultural and

elegant ‘Belle Époque’ Château de la

private gardens and all the modern

sporting events, outings and courses.

Durantie surveys undulating vineyards

comforts you’d expect from a luxury

And with beautiful Albi, sophisticated

and oak forests for as far as the eye can

home - including modern Pyram and

Toulouse and six international airports

see. The château, built in the 1800s and

Bosch kitchens and built-in fireplaces

all an easy drive away, it’s clear that La

inspired by Italy’s elegant ‘palazzos’,

and BBQs. The Spa will offer an indoor

Durantie offers unique access to a truly

will play host to a number of luxury

pool, state-of-the-art gym and trained

superb way of life.


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ESCAPE TO TRANQUILLITY Overlooking undulating vineyards and miles

Rediscover ‘l’Art de Vivre

make spending time outdoors so much more pleasurable, whether it’s to enjoy a local

of dense oak forest, the elegant Château de la Durantie will soon become home to a property

Unsurprisingly, France is the world’s top

market teeming with natural produce or

development of luxury and elegance, located in

holiday destination and one of the enduring

spending the day fishing on a tranquil lake. It’s

the sunny Midi-Pyrénées region of south west

attractions of France for those who visit or

this slower, more authentic pace of life and a

France. Homes designed by award-winning

come to live here is the French ‘Art de Vivre’

focus on what’s truly important - our family

architects and developed by UK based Environ

- a love of and commitment to the simple,

and friends, pursuing our interests, keeping

Communities will spring up along a lake and

joyful things in life. Sharing good food and

fit and healthy - that forms the ethos upon

throughout the estate’s parklands. From these,

wine with friends over a three-hour lunch in

which La Durantie is built. Why not learn yoga

paths will meander through lush gardens up

some leafy square, for example, or taking

at the spa? Or make a new circle of friends

to the stunning ‘Belle Epoque’ château itself, in

early morning walks through the hills to

at the Country Club? You could learn to

and around which will be built a plush country

watch the sun rise over the vines. Superb

speak Spanish or bake bread or play tennis or

club, a state-of-the-art spa and a relaxed bistrot

weather helps, of course. Bright, clear-skies

become a connoisseur of fine wines under the

terrace overlooking the pool.

in winter, and plenty of warm sun in summer

tutelage of our Master of Wine. Durantie isn’t


Escaping has never been so easy

just a place - it’s also a way of living designed

see across unspoilt countryside with a

to reconnect those who live here with what

welcoming and generous population who

makes them truly happy as well as offering

have a real passion for their land. A land of

new opportunities and challenges.

ancient bastide towns, galleries, museums

Living in the Tarn may feel like you’ve been

and stunning landscapes and wildlife. The

whisked back in time 50 years, but this region of

luxury houses for sale at the Château de

‘slow food’, timeless villages and gentle traditions

la Durantie lie only a few minutes from

also offers superb transport connections to the

The Tarn region of south west France, on

the lively bastide village of Castelnau de

rest of France, Europe and the World thanks to

the same latitude as the Cote d’Azur, is

Montmiral. Within a short distance by car

six international airports and some of Europe’s

almost undiscovered and takes you back to

are the towns of Gaillac, Cordes and Albi

best motorways and train lines. So popping

the ‘real France’, a warm and ancient region

- a medieval jewel on the river Tarn. And

down to your second home for the weekend

dotted with pretty stone farming villages

Toulouse, with its sophisticated boulevards

will be surprisingly easy and inexpensive. If you

and bustling towns, where vineyards spread

of shops and restaurants, is under an hour

live here full-time, family and friends will find

out in a patchwork as far as the eye can

away and easily accessible for commuters.

visiting a breeze. And whenever you feel...

Welcome to the Tarn


the urge to escape to Paris, London, New York or beyond, you’ll be only minutes away

restaurant reservation, the staff are there to make your life easy and worry-free.

from the connections you need.

here to make life easy

Good for BODY and MIND. .. AND the bank balance

A happy lifestyle is a relaxed one whether

Few developments combine so much.

you are purchasing as a permanent or a

Beautiful properties set in gorgeous grounds

holiday home and whether you are single,

around a stately château, superb facilities and

a couple or a family. To that end, the

ever-helpful staff. Located in one of the most

Château’s experienced and caring team of

beautiful, sunny and traditional regions of

English management and bi-lingual staff

France. With access to world-class healthcare,

will be on hand at all times to maintain the

culture and transport connections. But the icing

homes and facilities and the Country Club

on the cake perhaps, is that all of this looks set

will make it easy for those wishing to be

to be preserved and unsullied by development

part of the local community of Castelnau de

surrounding it. France’s new strict planning

Montmiral. For others, La Durantie will offer

laws, which restrict development in rural areas,

a rich experience in a safe haven amongst

should ensure that the Durantie development

like minded people of hopefully a number

remains unique, and that its property values rise

of nationalities where English is spoken

steadily over time. Couple that with the exciting

and help is at hand to solve any issues

rental income generated by what will be a

they may be having both on and beyond

top-notch, luxury resort catering for all seasons

the development. Whether it’s helping you

and linked with a global service provider for

access France’s superb health system, getting

exclusive rentals and exchanges offering a world

a document translated or just making a

of luxury vacation opportunities.


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DESIGNED WITH PASSION The homes being built at La Durantie will

at the top of which will be the ‘Artist’s Tower’ - a

very individual and that are rooted in the local

be spacious and light, blending the best of

high structure topped by a viewing platform,

culture and landscape. Some will be faced in

local materials such as stone, terracotta,

from which residents will be able to enjoy a

warm stone, some rendered in earthy tones of

limestone and wood with all the modern

stunning view of rolling vineyards and dense

traditional ‘crepi’. All will benefit from interiors

conveniences and features you would expect

oak forests for miles around. At night the Tower

that have been designed to make the most

from luxury accommodation. Phase One of

will become an observatory for stargazers in the

of the region’s fresh air and light, with open-

the development will see one and two-storey,

dark skies of the Tarn.

plan living rooms with high ceilings that open out onto spacious verandahs and terraces via

detached, three to five bedroom ‘dream homes’ with private gardens and ‘integrated

Designed by award-winning architects, and

floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors and with

pools’, set within the estate’s landscaped

under an hour by car from France’s 4th city

wooden slat blinds to the verandahs to control

gardens in clusters with shared courtyards.

Toulouse, the homes for sale at La Durantie

the shade. Pools will be integrated into the

Complementing these will be spacious two-

will borrow heavily from the local materials

design of each home, and so can be seen and

bedroom apartments and cottages. The homes

and traditional design cues of this part of south

accessed directly from your living space (rather

in this phase will be built on a gently-rising hill,

western France, to create properties that feel

than being lost down at the end of the garden.)


These design features ensure a sense of space,

The properties’ master bedrooms are large

for al fresco lunches and evening drinks with

light and a connection with nature, offering

and most open out on to a terrace. Roomy,

friends. Most of the development’s homes for

views across water and through verdant private

built-in wardrobes come as standard in

sale will offer stunning gardens designed by

gardens to the undulating woodlands of the

most bedrooms, as does a satellite/TV

award-winning landscape architects. Each

estate beyond. Log fireplaces, soft limestone

socket (for curling up in bed to watch a

will be created to provide a secluded, private

tiles and exposed wood beams help to make the

movie). Most bedrooms also benefit from

space in which to relax and recharge body

homes feel cosy, especially in winter. Modern

en-suite bathrooms, with soft limestone

and soul. Roses, traditionally used in the

Pyram kitchens brimming with the latest Bosche

tiles and, in the larger homes, a separate

château’s formal gardens, will feature heavily,

appliances; cool quartz worktops; the clean

bath and shower off the master bedroom

along with banks of white flowers and local

lines of ‘Duravit’ bathrooms; storage for logs

(you never know when you might want to

favourites such as multi-stemmed fig trees,

and cushions on each verandah; and room-

sink beneath the bubbles).

rosemary and lavender. The look and feel will

by-room temperature-controlled reversible air

be that of a French ‘Jardin Traditional’ - with

conditioning; all ensure your country home

Even in winter, the sunny days of the Tarn in

the formal lines of box hedges punctuated by

offers the latest in modern comforts.

south western France will draw you outside -

towering rocket pines.


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GARDEN OPTIONS

FURNITURE OPTIONS

Every garden at La Durantie will be very

We want to give owners the maximum level

private and very individual, and as the owner

of flexibility when it comes to furnishing their

you’ll have a lot of control over how it looks.

new homes, while making the process as easy

We’ve sourced a wide range of accessories

as possible. To that end, we’ve sourced a wide

for you to choose from - everything from

range of high-quality, attractive furniture

furniture, art, statues and pots to gazebos and

and furnishings from which you can pick

arches, sails, water features and decorative

and choose, creating your own look and

supports. You can also get involved on the

feel. What we’ve sourced covers everything

choice of lighting, irrigation systems, decking

from French country classics to new England

and additional planting.

contemporary to ‘retro’.

POOL OPTIONS

BESPOKE SERVICE

Most homes will feature a pool - integrated

At the end of the day, we want you to feel

into the house design. So the cool, sparkling

relaxed and at home when you first move in to

waters will be visible just outside your living

your house at Durantie. So we’re here to do all

area. You can, of course, opt out of having a

we can to accommodate what ever needs you

pool, reducing the purchase price. Additional

might have. Want a jaccuzzi bath - we’ll look

paving and planters will be used to fill the

into it for you. Have some specific material in

space instead.

mind for curtains - we’ll help you buy it.


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RELAX INDULGE TONE Surrounded by trees and flowers and the

and workout rooms, you’ll enjoy stunning

The luxury spa will offer all you could need

winding pathways of the Château’s lush

views of the countryside around, with nature

to de-stress and de-tox. Cleanse your pores

gardens, the state-of-the-art Spa at the

walks tempting you through to the estate’s

in the steam room, the dry ‘Laconium’ sauna

Durantie development promises to be an oasis

woodlands, where you can rest body and soul

or in the ‘Mud House’. Invigorate body and

of calm - the perfect place to unwind and

in secluded seating areas. In fact, ‘Eco Tree

mind in the alternating hot and cold waters

de-stress. It is also set to become one of the

Lodges’ are also planned, where you’ll be able to

of a ‘Kneipp Path’ therapy, or sink into the

most luxurious spas in the south of France.

commune with nature at bird level. Enormous

hydrotherapy pool, located on a tranquil ‘herb

The spa will occupy the château’s magnificent

glass doors will open out to a large sun deck

terrace’. Then perhaps pop into one of the

17th century barn, a stone’s throw from the

with a view across a wildflower meadow, down

four single or two double treatment rooms, or

development’s properties, and renovated with

to a natural ‘eco’ swimming pool, and beyond

our outdoor treatment terraces, for a relaxing

high windows to let in plenty of light, while

across the vineyards of the Tarn. Two more

massage or skin treatment.

retaining many of the original features such

pools, both 20 metres, one indoor one outdoor,

as exposed beams and original stonework.

will be available for swimming laps or just

If you’re looking to tone up while here,

From many of the treatment spaces, the sauna

cooling off after a workout.

then head for the state-of-the-art ‘techno’


gym - brimming with all the latest exercise

luxuriously appointed changing rooms with

machines. Alternatively, book a class (you’ll

private cubicles, showers and even make-up

find everything from ‘Kettle Bells’ to ‘Zumba’

areas. There will be a separate section for hair,

or Yoga and Pilates) in our workout studio.

nails and beauty treatments - all administered

When you’re done, wash your worries away

by trained professionals. A lounge area with

under the Rainforest shower, or tone up your

a wood-burning stove will be located within

skin at the Ice Fountain.

the upper floor of the barn, the perfect place to relax after a workout or treatment. It too will

The spa is only a few minutes’ walk from all of

benefit from superb views over the surrounding

the development’s properties. You access it via a

countryside. Or you may want to unwind in the

tranquil winter garden with a mature olive tree.

Relaxation Room, in the seventeenth century

The building itself will be spacious and light,

converted barn, with exposed wood beams and

with a separate art gallery and shop featuring

stone walls, fitted with private beds encircling a

the latest beauty products. The spa also offers

huge aquarium filled with tropical fish.


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RELAX INDULGE TONE THREE POOLS

HEALTH BAR

GYM & WORKOUTS

Choose from a refreshing dip in summer in

What’s the point of working out, when you

We’ll be making staying fit a breeze at

our outdoor pool, a winter-workout in our

only put it all back on eating rich foods?

Durantie, with a state-of-the-art ‘technogym’

indoor pool (surrounded by floor-to-ceiling

The spa’s Health Bar will provide mouth-

- equipped with all the latest exercise

windows with fabulous views), or commune

wateringly delicious snacks, meals and

machines. Professional trainers will be on

with nature in our natural ‘Eco-Pool’ set in

healthy ‘shakes’ - made from super-healthy

hand to make sure you get the most from your

a wildflower meadow. Combined with our

ingredients, low in sugar, fat and additives.

workouts. And in our ‘Studio’ - you can book

hot tubs and Kneipp path treatment, ‘aqua-

All to make sure your workouts and beauty

yourself in on a wide range of great exercise,

therapy’ is never far away.

treatments really pay off.

stretching and meditation classes.


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The luxury Country Club at La Durantie will

The interior rooms of the Country Club will

sculpture and pottery, with yet another

form the heart of this stunning development

benefit from Wi-fi access throughout, and

outdoor terrace, this time featuring a ‘cuisine

of French country properties.

consist of a cosy library for reading or playing

d’été’ and BBQ.

bridge with friends; a drawing room which The elegant Belle Epoque salons and terraces

can be rented for private parties; and a private

The Country Club at La Durantie will come

of the château are to be transformed in to the

dining room for sophisticated meals with

alive thanks to the concierge service centred

social heart of the development - the Durantie

other members or with your own private

here - a service available to all owners

Country Club. Owners of the country properties

party. The château’s bistrot and bar also form

of the properties for sale, as well as their

for sale at the château, as well as ‘members’ from

part of the Country Club, where you’ll be able

guests. A team of hotel-trained experts

the surrounding community, will congregate

to sit on warm evenings sipping fine Gaillac

will be orchestrating a constant array of

here throughout the year to share meals, attend

wines and enjoy some of the best regional

courses, trips, events and get togethers - all

courses and events, swap tips and advice, and

cuisine in France. The club extends beyond

designed to make life at La Durantie as lively

relax in a friendly, social atmosphere. The Club

the château and into what were its agricultural

and interesting as possible. The Concierge

will be, in many ways, a ‘jumping off point’ to life

buildings. Here, you’ll find ‘Le Moyeau’, a

Service will also be on hand to help residents

in the wider local community - a friendly ‘hub’

multi-purpose hall with a stage that will be

with any other issues that might come up

in which to meet others who have moved to the

fitted out with the latest facilities and used as a

once they’ve moved in - everything from

surrounding area.

cinema and space for events, larger functions

filling in paperwork to pool maintenance to

and courses. A number of smaller rooms will

getting help joining a local club. The bi-

Like the luxury homes at La Durantie, the

also be available for groups and as meeting

lingual concierge team will be arranging

Country Club will take advantage of the superb

spaces for ‘clubs’ set up for or by residents and

trips beyond the château as well, such as

weather in this part of the south of France,

guests. Another set of buildings will form ‘Le

to local golf courses, to the area’s historical

spilling out of the formal rooms of the château

Saladier’ - spaces devoted to courses on wine

monuments or to wine tasting evenings.

to make use of the surrounding gardens.

and cuisine. Here, you’ll be able to learn all

Larger excursions will also be planned, such

Winding pathways and nature walks will

about the ancient art of wine-making from

as day trips to the Mediterranean, to historic

branch out from the Club through wildflower

from local vignerons and our own Master of

towns in south west France such as Albi and

meadows and landscaped terraces, leading to

Wine, as well as take cookery courses from top

Castres, or up into the Pyrénées for skiing.

the tennis courts, a beach volleyball court, pitch

regional chefs. Le Saladier opens out onto a

Whether it’s learning to sculpt, attending

& putt golf course, vineyards, and a croquet

terrace and rose garden where residents and

a summer BBQ, going on a fishing trip or

lawn. After a game with friends, you’ll be able

guests can eat overlooking the croquet lawn.

helping to organise a film festival, life at the

to enjoy drinks and a meal on the Club’s Bistrot

Next door, a number of artists studios will be

château promises to be as stimulating and

Terrace overlooking the pool.

created for those wishing to explore painting,

sociable as you want it to be.


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TENNIS & CROQUET

WINE-TASTING

LEARN SOMETHING NEW

All of the properties for sale at La Durantie

Surrounded by one of France’s most famous

If you’ve ever fancied turning your hand

are a short walk from the tennis courts and

wine-producing areas, the château aims

to painting, pottery and sculpture, then the

croquet lawn. The concierge staff at the

to make the most of its prime oenological

possibilities at the Country Club’s art studios

Country Club will be on hand to get people

position by ensuring owners and ‘members’

will be endless. All equipment will be provided,

together for games in both of these sports -

get as much opportunity as possible to

and trained professionals will be on hand to

organising tournaments and leagues. And

taste and learn about local wines. We’ll be

teach you new techniques. Cookery courses

after the game? A chilled glass of rosé on the

organising tastings within the château itself,

will also feature at the Club - where you’ll

bistrot terrace perhaps...

as well as tours of local vineyards and caves

learn to whip up delicious local specialities in

with trained professionals. Santé!

a fun and social atmosphere.


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A CENTRE OF GASTRONOMY Our dream properties in the Midi-Pyrénées

range of Michelin-starred restaurants. That said,

a vegetable garden within the grounds that

provide easy access to the famous cuisine of

you won’t need to leave the château’s grounds

will provide our kitchens with a steady stream

the south west of France

to find the very best of local fare. The Bistrot

of the freshest vegetables, fruit and herbs. The

and Bar can be found on the lower ground floor

gardening team will liaise daily with our chefs -

In France, food is a religion, and the Midi-

of the château, with a large outdoor terrace

to inform them of what is at its freshest on any

Pyrénées region of south west of France is one of

overlooking the pool and gardens, and a unique

given day, and they even have plans to grow a

the country’s culinary centres (along with Paris

glass table through which diners can peer down

number of old-fashioned varieties of produce

and Lyon). In every village and town around the

into what was once the château’s well. Here,

that are no longer available in local supermarkets.

château, you’ll find quaint country restaurants

some of the best and most inventive local chefs

The result promises to be magical - traditional

and lively town bistrots serving absolutely

will be concocting mouth-watering menus with

recipes with a modern twist, including succulent

delicious food all year-round. In Toulouse, under

the freshest of ingredients. In fact, so seriously

duck with prunes, boar flavoured with wild

an hour away from La Durantie, there’s no end

do we take cuisine at La Durantie that we’re

blueberries, freshly caught trout, intricate pastries

to the sophisticated dining on offer - with a wide

fulfilling our dream of a formal ‘Jardin Potager’,

and desserts - all, of course, accompanied by our


pick of the finest wines from France, including

meals around an open fire throughout the

strong emphasis on outdoor living, means you

our own vintage, and beyond.

summer. Within the formal rooms of the

can share meals with friends in your garden or

Country Club, you’ll be able to wine and dine

on your terrace and make the most of the warm

your guests in the private dining room.

Midi-Pyrénées weather. Each of the homes

The bistrot will be the largest of the dining spaces, but there will be plenty more

comes fitted with an outdoor terrace barbecue.

opportunities to enjoy fine cuisine at the

The kitchens at the ‘dream properties’ at Durantie

If you’ve not had time to shop, BBQ packages

château. The bar, adjacent to the bistrot, will

promise to make cooking a true pleasure. Each is

will be available to take away from the Bistrot.

be serving freshly-made tapas - perfect with a

spacious and very well appointed with the latest

Similarly, should you feel like escaping for the

cool gin & tonic or sparking white wine. The

Bosch appliances. Whether you’re creating a

day into the estate’s woodlands or beyond,

rose garden at Le Saladier will feature outdoor

four-course gourmet meal or throwing together

the Bistrot will also prepare picnic hampers -

eating terraces, and next to the Artists’ Studios,

a fresh summer salad, you’ll have the space

brimming with everything from fresh patés and

an outdoor kitchen and barbecue with a

and equipment you need to produce delicious

cold meats to crisp salads, freshly baked breads

covered terrace will host revellers for ‘al fresco’

meals. The design of the homes, with their

and, of course, a cool bottle or two of rosé.


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JARDIN POTAGER

FINE WINES

SUPERB RESTAURANTS

In our unique ‘Jardin Potager’ will be grown

Plenty of sun and gently undulating

There is a huge range of dining options within

vegetables such as mini white and yellow

hillsides have provided an ideal ‘terroir’

easy driving distance of the Château, whether

aubergines, meaty ‘Coeur de Boeuf’ Tomatoes

in the Gaillac region for centuries.

its a simple, authentic lunch in a village café,

and small dwarf ‘Piccolo Provenzale’ peas.

Needless to say, the area produces some of

or Michelin-starred fare for a special occasion.

You’ll also find fruits such as kiwis, currants

France’s (and the world’s) very best wines,

For example, Chateau les Salettes, a Michelin-

and plums. And herbs including borage,

most of which you can taste by simply

starred restaurant that boasts its own vineyard,

lemon verbena and various thymes, as well as

visiting the hundreds of ‘domaines‘ dotted

offers a truly delicious 5-course ‘Discovery

walnuts, sweet chestnuts and hazlenuts.

about the region.

Menu’ made with local produce.


WELCOME TO THE HEART OF THE MIDI The Luxury properties for sale at La Durantie

Mediterranean and Atlantic. Read on to find out

made from grapes grown amongst endless

are situated in one of the most beautiful

exactly what this exciting area has to offer.

rolling vineyards, in pretty villages alive with

regions of the south of France, close to the city

bustling markets and charming cafés. This is

of Toulouse.

traditional France, away from the ‘bling’ and

The region surrounding the luxury property for

THE TARN: DELIGHTING THE SENSES

crush of the coasts, where you can spend the day strolling the cobbled streets of Albi, walk for hours across sumptuous landscapes or

sale at La Durantie offers a wealth of outdoor activities and outings, villages and towns alive

Warm, lush and criss-crossed by rivers, the

canoe down dramatic gorges.

with fêtes and social events, some of France’s

Tarn is one of France’s most beautiful and

best cuisine and wines and easy access to the

historic regions. Superb Gaillac wines have

The luxury property for sale at La Durantie lies

sophisticated boutiques and cultural life of cities

been produced here since Roman times,

a stone’s throw from the pretty bastide village

such as Toulouse, Bordeaux and Montpellier.

making the area the oldest wine-producing

of Castelnau de Montmiral, with its stone

Within driving distance are the pistes of the

region in France. Today, the area can claim

buildings (some dating back to the 12th century)

Pyrénées and the sun-drenched beaches of the

some of the country’s finest reds and rosés,

and mosaic of terracotta roofs. Castlenau sits on


a hill and from the old esplanade you can see

taste an wide array of top-notch wines, and

central church, all bordered by the Tarn river,

for miles - over undulating hills carpeted with

friendly neighbourhood bars in which to chat

over which spans an elegant stone bridge.

vines, farms and oak forests. The village offers

with the locals over a long glass of pastis.

This market town sits at the heart of the local Gaillac wine region - and it’s from here that the

a whole range of clubs and societies and plenty of little shops, bakeries, delicatessens, hotels,

It’s the traditional nature of this area of France

region’s wines were exported from medieval

restaurants and cafés, some of which spill out

that makes it truly special. Whereas the Côte

times to Bordeaux, and then on to England.

onto an impressive medieval square framed by

d’Azur has been spoiled by over-development,

gothic arches. It’s in this ‘arcade’ that Castlenau

the Tarn has retained a slower pace of life and

comes to life - with everything from music

its connection to the land. This is primarily a

festivals to Christmas markets bringing villagers

farming community, largely free of the ugly

and visitors together.

‘lotissement’ property developments that blight

FOUR SEASONS OF SUN AND TRADITION

so much of the south of France - where local

The Tarn offers some of France’s best weather,

The other villages and towns in the area offer

shops still sell local produce and crafts, and

being warmer and sunnier than the Dordogne

even more opportunities to shop, eat, drink and

historic buildings are protected and well kept.

region to the north west, and less arid than the

be merry. Combined, they offer a local market

That said, all the conveniences afforded by

Languedoc region to the east. In fact, Gaillac

on pretty much every day of the week, where

modern shopping centres are also available.

is roughly on the same latitude as the Côte

you can buy the freshest of vegetables, fruit

In the nearby town of Gaillac, you’ll find lots of

d’Azur, so the area enjoys enough sunshine

and meats - as well as delicious local olives,

wonderful shopping, a mix of small boutiques

to produce fabulously fruity red wines while

preserves and an endless variety of cheeses.

selling everything from clothes to jewellery

blessing visitors with satisfyingly deep tans.

Superb restaurants are thus only minutes away

to fine pottery, and modern superstores just

The area benefits from four very distinct

by car - as are leafy squares in which to enjoy a

outside the town. Gaillac is a beautiful town

seasons, each bringing with it a slightly

coffee with friends, wine caves where you can

of old stone buildings huddled around a

different rhythm of life, varying seasonal

Avignon Biarritz

Albi

MIDI PYRENEES

TARN

FR ANCE

Montpellier

Toulouse

PROVENCE ALPES COTE D'AZUR

LANGUEDOC ROUSSILLON PYRENEES

SPAI N

Andorra

Perpignon

MEDITE RRANEAN

Nice


produce, and dramatic changes to the

sun, omnipresent in winter, now becomes

becomes livelier still, with music festivals and

more intense and the locals and visitors alike

firework displays, all-night partying at village

come out for the first time to eat and drink

fĂŞtes, and practically all of your time spent

In spring, the countryside comes to life with

outside, in squares and hilltops and riversides

outdoors - making the most of the balmy,

flowers - the soft pink blooms of almond

everywhere. This is the perfect time to really

lavender-scented air. For many, summer means

and cherry trees, bright red fields of poppies,

appreciate the natural beauty of this part of

water - swimming in the region’s crystal-clear

hillsides carpeted in yellow broom and

France, be it cycling through fields, fishing by

rivers and lakes, kayaking down dramatic

eventually, the lime-green buds of the vines.

some tranquil lake or taking that first picnic of

gorges, or just spending a lazy day sunbathing

The towns and villages also seem to step up a

the year in a forest brimming with bluebells

with a good book by the pool. Summer also

gear, with local market stalls piled high with

and yellow primroses.

ushers in al fresco dining. Enjoy barbecues

colour and feel of the local landscapes.

succulent cherries and possibly the most delicious asparagus you’ll ever taste. The

in the garden of your luxury property or fine Spring eases into summer, and the atmosphere

dining in rose-clad courtyards and in the


dappled shade of village squares. Or simply

oysters, goose, foie gras and ‘Buche de noël’.

medieval buildings. Similarly, Cordes-sur-Ciel,

enjoy freshly-prepared tapas in our bar, served

another beautiful bastide town on a hill, offers

with a glass of crisp Gaillac rosé.

yet more historic buildings and bustling streets

As the grapes ripen, the annual vendange

SOPHISTICATED CITY PLEASURES

(grape harvest) arrives, and with it the start

for visitors to explore. Cordes has always been a favourite of artists, thanks to its picturesque streets and superb views over the valley below.

of autumn. This is a time of wine tasting in

The luxury property for sale at Durantie enjoys

centuries-old vaulted caves, chestnut fairs and

a superb location - being in the middle of what

Just under an hour away by car, Toulouse

long walks through the hills. The vines slowly

locals call the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Gaillac, Albi

offers an unbeatable ‘city-fix’ for anyone

turn from green to gold and red, transforming

and Cordes-sur-Ciel. Only 50 minutes away is

looking for sophisticated shops, restaurants,

the landscape into a patchwork of brilliant

Toulouse - the fourth largest city in France and

galleries and concert halls. Buoyed by

colour. The air is clear and the light warm,

one of its most sophisticated. Albi, designated

its successful aerospace industry (it is

making autumn the perfect season for painters

a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010, is

home to Airbus), Toulouse is one of the

and photographers. Lunch is still served

built around the beautiful ‘Sainte-Cécile’

wealthiest of French cities, graced with a

outside, with autumnal salads flavoured with

cathedral - a towering masterpiece of gothic

bevy of fashionable boutiques, Michelin-

walnuts and Roquefort accompanying grilled

architecture, with an imposing brick exterior

starred restaurants and a very lively rugby

duck and foie gras, served with a bottle of one

and sumptuous nave and vaulted ceiling. Albi

scene. ‘La Ville Rose’, as Toulouse is known,

of the many excellent local reds.

is also home to the Palais de la Berbie - one of

thanks to its grand pink-brick buildings, is

the oldest and best-preserved castles in all of

a remarkably relaxing city to visit - sitting

And then on to winter. Whereas the north of

France, a magnificent riot of towers and turrets

on the languorous Garonne River and

Europe labours under a ceiling of low grey

with lavish formal gardens that is now the

crossed as well by the beautiful Canal du

cloud, the south west of France is bright and

home to the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum. These

Midi (another World Heritage Site). The city

crisp, with endless blueberry-blue skies - a

gorgeous medieval buildings punctuate a town

offers plenty of tranquil squares shaded by

time of roaring fires, old-fashioned Christmas

of mostly traditional rose-brick buildings with

giant plane trees and an endless network of

markets and an indulgent day at the spa

sky-blue shutters, topped with warm terracotta

quiet streets down which you will find tiny

perhaps. There’s still so much to see and

roofs, all hemmed in by the mighty Tarn

galleries and hidden restaurants. Culturally,

do at this time of the year, from the famous

river. Wander through the warren of cobbled

Toulouse benefits from a true passion for

Victor Hugo Food Market in Toulouse, the

streets, and you’ll find all sorts of shops, delis,

the arts, with its Théâtre du Capitole putting

local Oyster Fair, the January sales, as well as

patisseries, restaurants and cafés, as well as the

on top-notch operas and concerts; the

excellent exhibitions and concerts. Winter also

covered market at rue Emile Grand - a hive of

Galerie du Château d’eau - a world-reknown

brings with it mouth-watering cuisine, served

activity every day except Mondays. The town

photography gallery; and the Musée des

in all the area’s best restaurants - succulent

also offers a lively cultural scene, with regular

Augustins - boasting works by local artist

venison and wild boar, partridge and quail,

concerts, exhibitions and festivals - hosted

Toulouse-Lautrec, as well as Rubens, Van

and of course the French Christmas feast of

of course in some of France’s most beautiful

Dyck, Courbet, Manet and Rodin.


SO MUCH MORE HAS NEVER BEEN SO CLOSE France’s superb motorway and train networks

beaches are superior to those of the Côte

of its grand Belle Epoque promenade. Then

make it easy to access lots of exciting cities

d’Azur, being long and sandy - with plenty of

swing down to San Sebastián in Spain, a

and regions from your luxury property at

seafood restaurants dotted all along the coast.

stunningly beautiful town on the Bay of

La Durantie. Within a three hour drive, you

Visit the city of Perpignan, France’s most

Biscay that boasts half of all the Michelin-

can visit stately Bordeaux, spend a day on

spanish city, where you’ll find delicious tapas

starred restaurants in Spain.

the beaches of either the Atlantic or the

and plenty of Catalan charm. Or Montpellier,

Mediterranean, hit the slopes in the Pyrénées

with its beautiful ‘Ecusson’ pedestrianised

Head north from your luxury property,

or even pop over the border to Spain.

centre brimming with stylish boutiques and

and you get to the Aveyron and the

chic cafés.

Cotswoldsesque charms of the Lot. Visit the

Most of the Languedoc region is accessible

stunning towns of Rodez with its magnificent

within a three hour drive. There’s the

The Pyrénées aren’t far either - offering

Notre Dame cathedral, and Cahors with its

magnificent medieval castle at Carcassonne

excellent skiing in winter and picturesque

pretty Valentré Bridge spanning the Lot river.

(another World Heritage Site, and the largest

walks in summer. Older than the Alps, they’re

And of course only a few hours north west

medieval castle in the world) for example.

famed for their hot springs and you can

of Gaillac is Bordeaux, another of France’s

Carcassonne sits on the beautiful Canal

choose from French or Spanish resorts, each

largest and most wealthy cities, teeming with

du Midi, where you can rent a boat and

side of the mountains offering their own

stately mansions, upmarket shops and superb

spend a day or more navigating the locks

regional delights.

restaurants. The city sits in the centre of the

under a panoply of plane trees. Stop off on

Bordeaux wine region, where you’ll come

the way in little villages for lunch, or go

Why not spend a long weekend in Spain?

across château after château, and taste superb

wine tasting in one of the region’s many

The quirky Dali Museum in Figuères is

wines along the way. Explore to the east of La

vineyards. Languedoc is also home to the

just over the border from Perpignan, and

Durantie, and you get to the dramatic ‘Gorges

Cathar Castles, 11th century ruins that offer

beautiful Girona is only 30 minutes further

du Tarn’ - cliffs that plunge down into the

superb atmosphere and gorgeous views of

south. On the Atlantic side, you can drive

river, where you can go kayaking, swimming

the Pyrénées and Mediterranean. The region’s

to Biarritz and experience the faded glories

and camping.


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H O U S E - T YP E S


LE CASTELNAU 3 BEDROOM HOME Single storey detached dwelling with cathedral ceiling to living areas. Entrance courtyard with attractive views along the pool to the landscaped rear garden. Bifold doors providing a continuum for the travertine tiling from inside to out. Outside stores for logs and seat cushions. Two ensuite double bedrooms, plus bunk room/study with adjacent shower room.

METRIC

IMPERIAL

LIVING / DINING

5.3 x 7.0m

17.3 x 22.9ft

KITCHEN

2.9 x 3.0m

9.5 x 9.84ft

BEDROOM 1

2.9 x 5.4m

9.5 x 17.7ft

2.9 x 3.95m

9.5 x 12.9ft

3.6 x 2.3m

11.8 x 7.5ft

104.2 m2

1,122 ft2

x

Store

Terrace

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM

Verandah

BEDROOM 2 Bed 1

Kitchen

x

Living

Pool

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM

BEDROOM 3 Total Floor Area

Ensuite

Dining Utility / Store

Court Yard

Bed 2 Ensuite

Shower

Bed 3

3 SPACIOUS BEDROOMS

2 ENSUITE BATHROOMS

OPEN PLAN LIVING

PYRAM KITCHEN

PRIVATE POOL

*See site plan and sales schedule for parking/car port provision

PARKING SPACE(S)*


LE Corduries 2 BEDROOM HOME Detached single storey dwelling. Charming entrance courtyard with framed view of pool. Two double bedrooms with ensuites. Farmhouse kitchen with cathedral ceiling to living areas. Feature log fireplace, covered verandah, generous paving and outside barbecue as in all dwellings. (See schedule for pool details as plots vary).

METRIC

IMPERIAL

LIVING

4.05 x 4.6m

13.2 x 15.0ft

KITCHEN / DINING

4.65 x 2.4m

15.2 x 7.8ft

BEDROOM 1

3.35 x 4.2m

10.9 x 13.7ft

2.8 x 3.65m

9.18 x 11.9ft

65.4 m2

704 ft2

x

Store

x

Terrace

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM

BEDROOM 2 Total Floor Area

Verandah Pool Bed 1

Ensuite

Living Shower

Bed 2

Court Yard Kitchen / Dining

2 SPACIOUS BEDROOMS

1 ENSUITE BATHROOMS

OPEN PLAN LIVING

PYRAM KITCHEN

PRIVATE POOL

*See site plan and sales schedule for parking/car port provision

PARKING SPACE(S)*


LE BRUGNAC 4 BEDROOM HOME An entrance bridge at first floor level leads to a gallery looking down into the stunning double height living area. First floor features master bedroom with ensuite and cathedral ceiling, and a bunk room/study. The ground floor has two further double bedrooms and ensuites. Infinity pool and decking look down into landscaped areas, woodland and stream.

Entrance

METRIC

IMPERIAL

LIVING / DINING

6.95 x 5.8m

22.8 x 19.0ft

KITCHEN

3.75 x 2.2m

12.3 x 7.2ft

BEDROOM 1

4.2 x 4.65m 14.0 x 15.25ft

x

Kitchen

Bed 4

Ensuite

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM Living

Store

Ensuite

Ensuite

Dining

Gallery

Bed 3

x

Ensuite

BEDROOM 2

4.2 x 4.65m 14.0 x 15.25ft

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM

BEDROOM 3 Bed 2

Verandah

Bed 1

1

3.1 x 4.8m

10.1 x 15.7ft

3.1 x 2.85m

10.1 x 9.35ft

144.8 m2

1,559 ft2

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM

BEDROOM 4 + ENSUITE BATHROOM

Terrace

Total Floor Area

Pool

G

4 SPACIOUS BEDROOMS

4 ENSUITE BATHROOMS

OPEN PLAN LIVING

PYRAM KITCHEN

PRIVATE POOL

*See site plan and sales schedule for parking/car port provision

PARKING SPACE(S)*


LE Gresigne 3 BEDROOM HOME An imposing detached two storey dwelling forming part of a typically French courtyard, with a tree and communal dining table as a centre piece. Master bed with ensuite and balcony to first floor. Second double with ensuite and bunk room/study with adjacent shower room. Open plan ground floor area looking out towards pool and landscaped gardens.

METRIC

IMPERIAL

6.65 x 5.5m

21.8 x 18.0ft

KITCHEN

3.2 x 3.2m

10.5 x 10.5ft

BEDROOM 1

3.8 x 3.4m

12.4 x 11.15ft

3.2 x 3.6m

10.4 x 11.8ft

2.7 x 2.3m

8.8 x 7.5ft

106.4 m2

1,145 ft2

x

LIVING / DINING

x

G

Pool

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM

BEDROOM 2 + ENSUITE BATHROOM

BEDROOM 3 Total Floor Area

Terrace Court Yard

1

Verandah

Dining

WC Utility

Bed 3 Bed 1

Bed 2

Living Kitchen

Shower Ensuite

3 SPACIOUS BEDROOMS

2 ENSUITE BATHROOMS

OPEN PLAN LIVING

PYRAM KITCHEN

PRIVATE POOL

*See site plan and sales schedule for parking/car port provision

PARKING SPACE(S)*

Ensuite

Balcony


Puycelci 3 BEDROOM HOME Entrance courtyard leading to a detached two storey dwelling with attractive brick detailing to the upper elevation. Two double beds and ensuites to the ground floor. Country style kitchen with breakfast bar. Cathedral ceiling to living area. A further double bedroom on the first floor with feature ceiling and ensuite. Pool integrated with paved areas around house.

METRIC

IMPERIAL

LIVING

5.15 x 5.5m

16.8 x 18.0ft

KITCHEN / DINING

4.2 x 3.6m

14.0 x 11.8ft

Store

x

Terrace

BEDROOM 1

Verandah

x

3.35 x 4.25m 10.9 x 13.9ft

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM Pool

BEDROOM 2

Bed 1

2.8 x 3.7m

9.43 x 12.38ft

4.2 x 3.8m

14.0 x 12.7ft

110.8 m2

1,193 ft2

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM Ensuite

BEDROOM 3

Living Shower

Bed 2

1

Court Yard

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM

Total Floor Area

Ensuite

Kitchen / Dining

Ensuite

G

Bed 3

3 SPACIOUS BEDROOMS

3 ENSUITE BATHROOMS

OPEN PLAN LIVING

PYRAM KITCHEN

PRIVATE POOL

*See site plan and sales schedule for parking/car port provision

PARKING SPACE(S)*


Mandrine 5 BEDROOM HOME A detached two storey house set around a pool ideal for entertaining. The first floor has two ensuite double bedrooms and a bunk room with adjacent shower room. The ground floor has a further ensuite double bedroom and a bunk room/study plus shower room. The dining area easily seats twelve, whilst a cathedral ceiling rises above the generous living room.

G METRIC

IMPERIAL

LIVING

4.5 x 7.2m

14.7 x 23.6ft

DINING

7.9 x 3.65m

25.9 x 11.9ft

3.8 x 3.1m

12.5 x 10.2ft

3.4 x 4.85m

11.15 x 15.9ft

2.9 x 5.3m

9.5 x 17.3ft

x

KITCHEN BEDROOM 1

x

Pool

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM Living

BEDROOM 3

1

Verandah

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM

4.0 x 3.4m

13.1 x 11.15ft

BEDROOM 4

3.15 x 4.2m

10.3 x 13.7ft

BEDROOM 5 / STUDY

2.25 x 3.3m

7.3 x 10.8ft

178.4 m2

1,920 ft2

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM

3 ENSUITE BATHROOMS

OPEN PLAN LIVING

PYRAM KITCHEN

PRIVATE POOL

*See site plan and sales schedule for parking/car port provision

PARKING SPACE(S)*

Bed 2

Bed 1

Ensuite

Bed 5 /Study Kitchen

5 SPACIOUS BEDROOMS

Store

Total Floor Area

WC Utility

Dining

Bed 4

BEDROOM 2

Bed 3

Ensuite

Shower

Ensuite


Le Castel 1 BEDROOM HOME Just two feature properties facing on to the Squares. Generous one bed single storey detached dwelling. Cathedral ceiling to living area with bi-fold doors giving access to a landscaped courtyard. A second courtyard can be accessed from the ensuite master bedroom. Separate cloakroom and utility cupboard. Shared pool with Tower Court.

METRIC

IMPERIAL

LIVING AREA

4.7 x 7.05m

15.4 x 23.1ft

BEDROOM 1

3.4 x 3.55m

11.5 x 11.6ft

60.6 m2

652 ft2

x

WC

Bed 1

x

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM

Total Floor Area Ensuite

Kitchen

Dining

cpd

Living

1 SPACIOUS BEDROOM

1 ENSUITE BATHROOM

OPEN PLAN LIVING

PYRAM KITCHEN

SHARED POOL

*See site plan and sales schedule for parking/car port provision

PARKING SPACE(S)*


LE TOUTOU 2 BEDROOM APARTMENT Two generous apartments set around a central shared pool and forming part of the Tower complex at the top of the site on high ground. First floor with cathedral ceilings, verandah and balconies. Ground floor with verandah and gardens. Verandah areas with horizontal wooden slatted blinds for shade control as in all dwellings. Two ensuite double bedrooms.

METRIC

IMPERIAL

5.6 x 6.0m

18.3 x 19.6ft

2.95 x 3.15m

9.7 x 10.3ft

3.4 x 3.9m

11.1 x 12.7ft

x

LIVING / DINING KITCHEN BEDROOM 1

x

Dining

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM

BEDROOM 2

3.4 x 3.3m

11.1 x 10.8ft

90.1 m

970 ft

cpd Ensuite Shower

Total Floor Area

2

2

Living

Kitchen

2 SPACIOUS BEDROOMS

1 ENSUITE BATHROOM

OPEN PLAN LIVING

PYRAM KITCHEN

SHARED POOL

*See site plan and sales schedule for parking/car port provision

PARKING SPACE(S)*

Bed 2

Bed 1


LE LUMAN 3 BEDROOM APARTMENT Two apartments again forming part of the Tower complex and set around a central shared pool. First floor with cathedral ceiling, verandah and balconies. Ground floor with verandah and gardens. All apartments with bifold doors opening out to verandah areas. Two double bedrooms with ensuites, plus bunk room/study with adjacent shower room.

METRIC

IMPERIAL

LIVING

5.2 x 3.9m

17.0 x 12.7ft

KITCHEN / DINING

4.15 x 3.2m

13.6 x 10.4ft

BEDROOM 1

3.75 x 4.0m

12.3 x 13.1ft

3.75 x 3.15m

12.3 x 10.3ft

2.75 x 3.7m

9.0 x 12.1ft

88.3 m2

950 ft2

x

Bed 1

Living

Ensuite

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM

BEDROOM 2

Ensuite

x

+ ENSUITE BATHROOM Kitchen / Dining

Bed 2

BEDROOM 3 Total Floor Area

cpd

Bed 3 Bath

3 SPACIOUS BEDROOMS

2 ENSUITE BATHROOMS

OPEN PLAN LIVING

PYRAM KITCHEN

SHARED POOL

*See site plan and sales schedule for parking/car port provision

PARKING SPACE(S)*


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TRAVEL CONNECTIONS Low-cost flights and excellent road and rail

AIRPORT

DISTANCE TO DURANTIE

FLIGHTS TO

TOULOUSE (BLAGNAC)

50 MINS

ALL OVER EUROPE, CANADA, INDIA, MOROCCO

ALBI

20 MINS

CASTRES

60 MINS

CARCASSONNE

90 MINS

RODEZ

90 MINS

CAHORS

110 MINS

networks make this part of France a breeze to get to and from

AIR LINKS ​Low-cost flights have made most of France extremely accessible in recent years, with flights to and from a huge range of airports

LONDON, BRUSSELS

across Europe to small airports all over France. Toulouse airport is the largest nearby, with

or jet off to somewhere you’ve never been,

road networks, and Toulouse is the hub for the

international flights to many European

inexpensively and conveniently. Nearby

south west of France - with major motorways

countries as well as Canada, India and

Gaillac airstrip with a runway of 1,120 metres

branching off from here to destinations

Morocco. The airport continues to expand -

caters for light aircraft and helicopters

throughout Europe. The E9, E70 and E60 take

both in terms of facilities and routes, boosted

providing easy access to Toulouse Blagnac

you north to the channel ports, Belgium and

by traffic to and from the Airbus facility.

airport, ski resorts and Mediterranean beaches.

southern Germany. The E72 goes direct to

The table above lists where you can fly to from

Bordeaux and the Atlantic coast, and the E80

the six major airports close to the château.

takes you down to Madrid and Portugal. The

​Toulouse is only one of six airports within

E80 runs eastwards too - to the E9, where it

a two-hour drive of La Durantie. As well as helping to facilitate bookings by holidaymakers to the development, these routes mean you can get back to the ‘old country’

ROAD LINKS ​France has one of Europe’s most sophisticated

branches out north to Nîmes, Provence and the Cote d’Azur and then on to Italy; and to the south via Perpignan to Barcelona.


The size of France and the fact that the road

TO

DRIVE TIME

GAILLAC

15 MINS

ALBI

20 MINS

MONTAUBAN

50 MINS

TOULOUSE

55 MINS

TOULOUSE AIRPORT

55 MINS

BORDEAUX

2 HRS 40

ANDORRA

3 HRS

BIARRITZ

3 HRS 30

BARCELONA

4 HRS 15

MARSEILLES

4 HRS 15

CANNES

5 HRS 30

MONACO

6 HRS

PARIS

6 HRS

network is so well-maintained means that the motorways and roads here remain unclogged - making driving a pleasure compared to other parts of Europe. The chart to the right illustrates how easy it is to get to other parts of France and Europe from the château.

RAIL LINKS ​Again, France’s superb infrastructure means getting to La Durantie via train is quick and painless. Toulouse is very well connected via the country’s intercity service to the west coast TGV line that runs from Bordeaux up to Paris, and also down to the Mediterranean. This line also runs to Paris via Montpellier and Lyon. Improvements to these lines mean that the TGV service from Toulouse will spirit

and through Spain mean Barcelona will also

you to Paris in only a few hours. Similar

only be a few hours away - making weekend

improvements to the high-speed lines down

breaks very easy indeed.


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kept to a minimum.

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SUSTAINABILITY A commitment to respect and protect the local ‘environment’ means Environ design

sustainable new village development.

QUALITY

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WHAT THE PAPERS SAY... “The lock-and-leave château…a little piece of French heritage, without the headache of maintenance costs... It is hard not to fall for Château de la Durantié. It is a blissfully tranquil place, surrounded by majestic, unspoilt countryside” The Times “Combining idyllic rural surroundings with state-of-the-art on-site facilities this new development is where the past & the future seamlessly come together in the present” French Property News

“Community living on an historic estate is the principle behind Chateau de la Durantie, a 32 acre rural site two miles from Castelnau de Montmiral…a gem only six hours from Paris” Evening Standard “A Chateau Lifestyle… It offers holiday home owners a chance to live the chateau lifestyle without the financial hard labour.” Prime Location

Read more at www.durantie.com/testimonials


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FRANCE + 33 (0)5 81 02 61 06 or +33 (0)6 15 54 33 13 | UK +44 (0)1732 848316 | enquiries@durantie.com SALES & MARKETING BY SCCV Gresigne ResidenceS | BRAND & MARKETING MATERIALS TM/© Copyright ENVIRON (DURANTIE) LTD 2013 SCCV Grésigne Résidences au capital social 13 620.00€ | RCS Albi 788960367 | No Siret 78896036700019 Siège Social: La Durantie, 81140 Castelnau de Montmiral, France

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