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Summer 2013 at Chateau vert in France

New: 2 high-school camps for all 14 to 18 and 1 camp for all ages. Click below to view or download: 2013 summer camps

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Registration form

To register online for Chateau Vert summer 2013 camp 1, 2 or 3. click below to download and print registration form CV camps 2013 Merci.

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Bonjour!

Eventhough we have not written anything since our apprentices have returned from France last July, we have been very busy working on the chateau, programs and projects. Our five “kids” came back from France enchanted and completely changed. The pilot … Continue reading

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Free time and duties at the chateau

Mike testing his musical abilities at the saxophone                 Aside from working 6 hours a day as paid apprentices, (mainly our poor fountain restoration project and the game room), we had many hours of … Continue reading

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Bastille day in Le Blanc!

All of us celebrated Bastille Day – (the French equivalent to our 4th of July) with the townspeople of Le Blanc at the rivers edge for the most incredible firework show. Honestly, the fireworks rivaled those at the Pasadena Rose Bowl, plus … Continue reading

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It’s not a bird, it’s a plane!!!

          Le Blanc is known as one of the best skydiving areas in all of Europe.  From the chateau, we can hear and see the planes and even the skydivers with their brightly colored parachutes.  Very tempting…especially for … Continue reading

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Dead birds in the wall, or… We found the missing link

Victor insisted he found some bones in an old fireplace pipe within the stone walls.  We of course didn’t believe him, until he and Myles pulled out a creature, still intact and looking as freaky as ever.  They managed to also pull … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Lessons

The apprentices spent a rainy afternoon learning  about the ‘process of design’ from one of  Karen’s current landscape architecture projects.             After a grueling morning picking plaster off old stone walls, the apprentices took much needed … Continue reading

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Vive le tour de France!

It has been almost two weeks since our last blog.  Sorry for the delay…we almost got away with not seeing the emergency room on this pilot program…we will explain that story in another blog. But first, here are a few interesting things … Continue reading

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WELL WELL WELL…

              Well, after 2 weeks of digging to reach the bottom of the fountain of youth, and not finding the bottom yet, we all decided to take a break and work to clear a … Continue reading

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