Chateau de Raissac: A Long Weekend in the South of France

by Maggie Battista
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Maggie Battista

Passionate about fine dining and old-fashioned hospitality, Maggie is focused on finding hidden, authentic food gems and is absolutely in love with the creamy, salty butter sold all over Paris. She also runs an online magazine and market called Eat Boutique, where she discovers the best small batch foods by boutique food makers. Maggie’s based in Boston, with frequent trips to Paris, Brooklyn, Maine, and northern California. View Maggie Battista's Website

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15 comments on “Chateau de Raissac: A Long Weekend in the South of France

Haven in Paris

Hello everyone!
We did have some lovely adventures near Beziers. There was a oyster village nearby where we walked and walked and walked. I also have such great memories of the vineyard visit – Chateau Rassaic makes great wine!
Hip Paris

I’m staying up much to late enjoying your blog – just found it today. I would love to hear more about your time in the south of France. We are renting a home there in June – very near Beziers. Can’t wait. Tell me more! Did you find any out of the way wonderful surprises?

I’m soooo glad you enjoyed the South of France!! I too had a great château adventure that included being the Birthday Queen of the Loire Valley. Although great food wasn’t included, nor was a regal bed complete with adorable corky puppy. How easy it is to imagine though!

Any plans to return soon?

I love the cocktails at candlelight. You don’t need a chateau to do that!

I also second the request for “la suite”, please!

In a word: HEAVEN! What a perfect escape. Surely, this is the way to live. Looking forward to the continuation of your journey…

Mon dieu – what a great weekend! I don’t know what I’m coveting most right now: the blue bedroom, cocktail hour or that chocolat fondant!

Mais oui! I want to know where Erica is taking me next!!!

Love to hear about your travels. As Oliver Twist would say; I want some more, please. 🙂

Thanks for the lovely post and for the pleasant blast back to this special spot. Personally, I think we need another post. I want to share the scoop about the fabulous family winery, the trip to the sea and the truly original pottery that is made on the property! My room wasn’t a tower, but I loved it too. Can’t wait for ‘la suite’ . . . Erica

Thank you ladies!

I’m all about olives & candle light at cocktail hour too.

The tower room was really beautiful, windows on many sides, so peaceful.


this post looks sooo delicious and fabulous! LOVE IT

Always enjoy reading your blog and adventures.

I think, in very short order, I could get used to living in a chateau if my room was in a little tower. I’ve always wanted to have a tower room for my harp.

Amazing!! Le sigh.

A Plum By Any Other Name

Long sigh. That’s literally what I did when I saw the pictures from your post. Your chateau is the stuff dreams are made of. 😉 And this reminds me that I need to reinstate olives and glowing candles at cocktail hour: merci!

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