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Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Ep 59 - Escape to the Château! Living life from the Heart ❤️

January 16, 2022 Lou Season 2 Episode 59
Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles
Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Ep 59 - Escape to the Château! Living life from the Heart ❤️
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Julia Fulford-Kirby had loved France since visiting as a child and followed her dream with a little help from the popular series Escape to the Château DIY.

Julia was born in Australia and moved to England as a young person and the Francophile seed was sewn on holidays to France back then. Julia describes France as a magical place and I completely agree! She always knew when the time came to buy a property in France that it would be an old building. She scoured the internet for over a year and eventually came to France with 2 of her sisters to see them in person. The search started for a traditional farmhouse but rather quickly their search upgraded to château hunting! Beware though! Whilst your dollar will go a long way in purchasing a property, renovating in France is not cheap. Ensure you leave enough in your pot of money for the improvements you want or need to make, especially if restoring an historical property.

In this podcast papotage, listen to Julia chat about how she found her dream property, previously owned by a famous French artist, in the Lot region of south western France.  Julia felt instantly a warm, enveloping, homely connection to Mas de Pradié and that also comes across in the Escape to the Château series.

The most beautiful thing I heard from Julia was how this move to France to restore a château has been so very rewarding for her. Previously she had a lovely life but she was molding her life to fit with other people. Now she feels she is living her true life, the life that is in her heart. I think this is something many more people are looking for inspiration to find, after the COVID period we've lived through... the life we truly want to lead.



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