French Castle

  • By 1980 this medieval castle, dating to the 12th century, was in complete disrepair. Homeowners Alan and Laurence Geddes fell in love with the estate and restored it to its full beauty.
  • Located 60 km from Toulouse Chateau de Mayragues is surrounded by vineyards with vines cultivated for almost 400 years.
  • Laurence was awarded the Grand prix des Vieilles Maisons Fran├žaises in 1998 thanks to her efforts restoring the historical site.
  • All hallways lead to more charm and history.
  • Most of the furniture was handed down to Laurence by her family who originated from Normandy.
  • The chaise longue was given to her by a childhood friend from Paris and now sits in her own bedroom.
  • Today, Alan and Laurence manage an organic and bio-dynamic vineyard and share the castle as a bed and breakfast.
Victoria Drainville About Victoria Drainville

As Executive Editor and Art Director of Dabble Magazine, Victoria gets to explore her passion for design by managing design features, working with international designers on home tours and designing sets and layouts.


  1. Wow, that’s gorgeous!! I am in love with all the old stone and charm of that place. And the hearth – stunning!!

  2. maureen anstey says:

    tell me more about the chateau and the B&B.

  3. This is the kind of place I dream about. How wonderful that they were able to do a restoration and save this wonderful building.

  4. Margaret Nightingale says:

    Ca va?

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