First, you need a really big gate to keep out uninvited guests. Jean's been invited, though, so it's okay for her to enter the inner courtyard.
A beautiful entry door in a turret is necessary to impress your guests...
You might also want an interior saint in the tiny entrance foyer to bless those invited and deter those who might have gained entrance for evil purposes.
A billiard room is handy for entertainment on those long winter nights, and it makes a good place to display hunting trophies...
An open-air interior courtyard makes a nice place to admire the architecture...
enjoy the views of your village and the Cele River....
and give guided tours on patrimoine weekend...that's my friend, Greg on the far left.
Sometimes it's hard to give up your favorite chair or
leave the gallery library in the living room to greet guests, but
you know each tour group will want to see the tapestry covered walls of the dining room,
the medieval weapons hanging over the sculpted stone fireplace,
and discover the warmest place to sit in the winter.
Why would anyone wear metal sabots??
My guess is you're interested in seeing how the owners cook in this Chateau. That's a story for the next blog post!