Château de Gudanes: A True Love Story Never Ends...

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 At last, the long awaited story of Château de Gudanes... 

As featured in Vogue, Tatler, GQ, House and Garden, Kinfolk, The Australian Financial Review and The Women's Weekly!

This is a story filled with love. Passionately written, photographed and designed by the owner, Karina, as she undertakes the restoration. 

If you have ever dreamed or wondered what it would be like to purchase a home in France, live in and restore an ancient castle, wished to discover the secrets of this magnificent building’s history, wanted to see all the before and afters of her restoration, or simply are the believer in everlasting love stories then this is a gift to give yourself or to someone you treasure. A gift for every season...

Altogether the Château Book, gold-foiled and embossed, contains 352 pages.

The Château Book will arrive hand-wrapped with love and with a hand written card by Karina...

Architecturally, it measures approximately 24cm by 18cm by 3cm - the perfect size so that you may take it with you on your own journey. 

As with all the items from the Boutique, proceeds from the Book directly assist in the restoration of the Château. 

And as a small thank you for supporting the restoration, included with your book will be an illustration of the Château Plans. 

You are able to visit the link here to read the Order and Shipping Information before placing an order. Please kindly note that the purchaser is responsible for any further import taxes upon the Château Book's arrival to your destination. 


If you wish to purchase the Château Book in store please kindly follow the link here to view a list of our stockists. Merci beaucoup! 


37 Reviews

  • 5
    I just read the first 12 pages and had to put it down because I had no choice. But now I can open it again and I hope to read late into this night.

    Published by Barbara L on 20th Mar 2019

    Unfortunately my first book arrived with some shipping damage. The staff took care of me immediately and shipped another so my daughter will have this gift in time for her birthday.

  • 5
    Gudanes A True Love Story

    Published by Unknown on 19th Mar 2019

    This is a beautiful book. The presentation, photographs and quality are superb. Even the packaging and attention to detail was the best I have ever seen. I just love it and can’t recommend it enough whether as a treat for yourself or as a beautiful gift for friends or family. Guess what my friends will be getting for Christmas. Well done everyone at the Chateaux x

  • 5
    This is a beautiful book; both the look and the text are wonderful. I have given two of them as gifts and both people loved the book. One has already read it twice. I highly recommend this great book. It will be a favorite.

    Published by Carol J. on 18th Mar 2019

    The books were also carefully packed and the paper they were wrapped in was beautiful.

  • 5
    Beautifully written story about a work of art. What an enormous task to take on. It's amazing how a deserving restoration is joined by the absolutely perfect people to accomplish such a task considering the distance. Well done. !!!

    Published by James Michalak on 14th Mar 2019

    Awesome book, beautiful photography. I am a contractor who renovates vintage bathrooms in Chicago, so I can only imagine the difficulty of what you were up against. Thank you for the book and the personalized note. It's a great touch. Regards James Michalak

  • 5
    Absolutely lovely! When my book arrived, it felt like I was unwrapping a gift sent from a friend. And a gift it is! I turned the first page and began my journey. I couldn’t put it down till I had read every word and devoured every beautiful picture.

    Published by Kim Harrington on 12th Mar 2019

    An absolute treasure. Looking forward to the next volume!

  • 5
    The Chateau Gudanes book

    Published by Lili C Rehak on 20th Feb 2019

    I just finished reading this most beautiful and magnificent book. I must say that I shed quite a few tears along the way -- from the moment Karina and her husband layed eyes on the Chateau, to the aching heart. This story would make a marvelous movie -- actually, it would have to be a series because there are so many stories within the big story. The photographs are wonderous; both from nightmares and fairytales!
    This family is to be commended on saving this historic and storied structure. I highly recommend this book! I will continue to enjoy it for years to come, soaking in the beauty that is Chateau Gudanes.

  • 5
    Gudanes -A True Love Story and silver pendant necklace.

    Published by Michele Billings on 3rd Jan 2019

    What a beautiful, gorgeous book this is, a true love story. Beautifully photographed, poignant, heart warming. The Château is magnificent, her setting splendid. The wonderful story of how she was found, rescued, loved, restored, respected is uplifting. Her story is told simply and beautifully. The book contains a few tiny typos which make it so utterly charming. This wonderful story has no end, it is everlasting. Blessings on you for your belief in Château Gudanes and your passion for bringing her back to life. One day I will visit her, I promise myself. PS I am fortunate to have the pretty silver pendant which I wear daily, my commitment to one day walk through those magnificent gates.

  • 5
    review of book printer September 2018

    Published by Thomas C Escher on 2nd Jan 2019

    Since this is the "first" of your books, I look forward to reading the second. This first book is uplifting, edications and has provided me with an insipration of the entire project. In 2017, when we visited the Chateau for the second time and were fortunate to have a picnic with you inside the Chateau we were surprised by your passion. Your subsequent actions with entensive interface with the French authorities clearly is expressed in the book that the Chateau hs capitivated you. The book clearly shows this is the first of your books on this special Chateau. With the French authorities and you workig together you are recreating a "special" piece of French culture and history. Both you and the Frech authorities should be congratulated on your tireless effort which is clearly shown and expressed in the "first" book.
    When are you planning to print the "second" book as I would like to place an order.
    Cheers from San Francsico,

  • 5
    The Chateau with a Heart

    Published by Neil Glazebrook on 28th Dec 2018

    An intimate, “serendipitous,” and extremely brave journey into a restoration adventure that had me swelling with envy the deeper I delved. The generous gift of such an enchanting and vivid love affair was deliciously devoured with every page. Karina’s whimsical photos and poetic words were gobbled up with haste. And the packaging...I’ve never purchased anything so exquisitely and respectfully detailed with everything from the wrapping of the novel to the wax stamp (love, love the bookmark!). Clearly Karina cherishes the chateau, successfully transporting me there from start to finish. And as a result, I am affectively saving for a trip to the magic gem one day to learn true patience and respect for time and nature.

    Merci . . . merci beaucoup, Karina pour le partage!

    — Linda Glazebrook

  • 5
    Reserved reading for Christmas day

    Published by Margaret Rigden on 3rd Dec 2018

    When I received my beautiful book Chateau De Gudanes I got the biggest goosebumps.. Looking forward to vanishing into this book on Christmas Day