Have just spent a wonderful week in Bédat, a very charming Chateau in a fabulous situation. I awoke every morning to see the snow capped Pyrenees, I felt I could almost touch them. The sky at night was ablaze of red and as I lay in bed with the shutters open , the sky was lit up with too many stars to count. There are lovely walks and the Chateau is very comfortable, with traditional log fires. The food was exceptional, the duck lasagne is an absolute must.
Situated in a very little known area of France , not overrun with 100’s of tourists it has a plethora of historic towns to visit and some of the best restaurants in France on the doorstep.
I would return as soon as I can, and would even contemplate using it as a film and stills location.
Film Location Manager
We fell in love with the Chateau back in 2017 when we visited for the first time for Bedat fest, the amazing energy we felt when we turned into the tree lined drive, is the feeling we get every single time we visit.
Arriving at the front door we were left gazing at the beautiful stone of the Chateau. Within minutes of being there we turned to each other and both said this is the place we want to get Married.
Roll forward 1 year and we were back again, this time to get engaged. During a beautiful sunset down by the large scenic lake. That is when the wedding planning started.
Although we had dreamt of a wedding in France for a long time the decision wasn't one taken lightly. Living in the UK we knew it would be difficult for guests to make the long trip across France but as soon as the Wedding arrived, we knew we had made the right choice. Just seeing the amazed faces of our family and friends as they all arrived, everyone could see why we had chosen this place.
The wedding had everything we wanted for the day we are going to treasure forever. With the Chateau situated at the top of the hill, every direction you look you would see the most beautiful surroundings, fields as far as the eye can see.
All of our guests loved the whole experience, whether they were staying at the Chateau or in the surrounding area there was always plenty to do. The Chateau has a heated pool so you can lap up the sun drinking great local wine whilst the kids run around and play on the large grounds. There were also lots of local activities such as the water park, paintballing and great amenities selling local produce.
The Chateau itself is treasured by the owners so it was well kept, with lots of large bedrooms to accommodate our family for the wedding. It was also great to hear all the amazing stories and history the Chateau has to tell.
We truly loved having our wedding here and couldn't imagine it being anywhere else. You won't find many places like this!
We cannot wait to visit again sometime soon.
Matthew & Tina Townsend.