Standing proudly in the south of France in the small village of Chateau-Verdun, lies Château de Gudanes. What was once a thirteenth century fortress, a fifteenth century castle and then an eighteenth century palatial chateau, Château de Gudanes was designed by renowned architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel; Gabriel was responsible for other notable architectural works in France such as Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon and the Opera House. After many years of neglect, the Château was purchased by the Waters family of West Australia. Together they have taken on the incredible work of restoring the château while celebrating the history, patina and age of this remarkable landmark. When we came across this incredible story we were instantly taken by both the beauty and history of the château. As lovers of French art, history and antiquities we too feel the undeniable pull of preserving forgotten works of beauty. Perusing our own collection of Antiques we couldn’t help but create a storyboard envisioning some of our pieces in the glorious Château de Gudanes. "The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers." - Juliette Gordon Low Additional photography provided by Château de Gudanes. To learn more about the Château de Gudanes restoration project and all their offerings please click here.