Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles

Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Ep 70 - Dreaming of a Château...

July 12, 2022 Louise Prichard Season 2 Episode 70
Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles
Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Ep 70 - Dreaming of a Château...
Show Notes

Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Episode 70 - Dreaming of a Château...
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Hosted by Louise Prichard
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Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Website

Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Spotify Playlist 

Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Instagram 


Growing up Julia Leach had a dream of living in a huge historic building, a château, with everyone she loved in the one little community and she had the feeling this beautiful home was meant to be in France. 

Julia had a dreamy, idyllic childhood which she describes as old fashioned. No screens, no TV, just old movies, books and lots of playtime. It felt very different from the way her peers were growing up. After high school Julia had a gap year backpacking around Europe including France, returning to college afterwards in New York City.

After graduating Julia worked her way into the film industry and fell in love with working on period pieces. This fed her need to connect with history but even though it was a wonderful career, the film industry takes a toll on lifestyle and work-life balance. Especially with both Julia and her partner Caroline working in the industry. Julia's sister was also working in NYC and living with Julia and Caroline. 

And then COVID happened...

Like many people, COVID caused a complete re-evaluation of the way Julia and her family wanted to live their life. The three of them in NYC moved back west to live with Julia's parents in California. Living under one roof and together with all the family again led rise to a long held family dream of moving and living in France. Julia was seeking a slower more old fashioned way of life like she had dreamed of as a child.


Tune into this fascinating story of one family realising their dream and finding unexpected friends along the way. I felt refreshed as though I had truly had a mini-break in France after this beautiful petite papotage!


Go to the Loulabelle's FrancoFiles website for all the links from the chat.

Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Website






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Louise Prichard is the host of the Loulabelle's FrancoFiles podcast.
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Other Loulabelle's links:
FrancoFile Fix on YouTube
Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Spotify Playlist
Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Instagram
Loulabelle's FrancoFiles website