We had a lovely couple of weeks with our family and friends at Chamballan. Lucie and Jean Noel are excellent hosts, Lucie is an amazing cook! We had many relaxing meals sitting around the outside table looking over the grounds, watching the moon rise, while enjoying the local food and wine. As New Zealanders it was very special to stay in the château, with parts dating from the 1400s. The château is comfortable and spacious, set in lovely grounds. We enjoyed biking around the area of Chateaubriand on the quiet country roads and the green track. This is a great place to go to relax and enjoy the French countryside.