Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

We got back late last night from our Château weekend, and for the first time ever, I was a bit sad about coming back to Paris. I would've liked to have had just one more day to explore the region and spend time with C.

The Château was great, minus a minor (major?) hiccup - they'd forgotten to turn on the hot water heater. As you saw in the previous pictures, our room had a fantastic jacuzzi tub and it was one of the reasons I chose this particular place (bathtubs being a fairly rare thing in Paris). So I was pretty bummed out, when, at 10:30pm, we realized there was no hot water and that it would take 3 hours for it to heat up. Plus their dishwasher kept causing the breaker to trip, so we had several minute power outages.

C saw how disappointed I was, and decided to take matters into his own hands. He went and borrowed an electric hot water kettle from the kitchen and then the man spent an hour filling up that damn tub, liter by liter, all the while I was semi-pouting in the bedroom and thinking we should just laisser tomber the whole thing. He finally told me to come take a look, and I was extremely surprised to see his plan had actually worked! Not to mention that he'd thought of everything - he'd brought bubble bath, candles and wine. What a change to be with a man who not only thinks ahead, but then makes the effort to actually do it!

Plus the owners felt so bad the next day that we ended up not having to pay anything besides the 30% deposit we'd already given them - which was a nice surprise that meant we had lots of money left over for yummy dinners and souvenirs. So all is well that ends well.

If anyone else is looking to do something similar, I found our place through a website called Bienvenue au Château. They cover Châteaux in what is often known as "le grand ouest" - ie Brittany, Normandy and the Loire Valley. If you're looking for places elsewhere in France, there's also Châteaux Country or the pricier Smartbox option.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Leesa said...

So, did you guys get hitched?? hehehe!! What a great trip! I wish you could have stayed an extra day, too! WOW!! What a MAN C is!! You tell him I said that and OMG- to do that.. to think of it.. and then to have bubble bath on top of all that... Major points!!!

April 6, 2010 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger La Fauxvaisienne said...

WOW! You need to let C give lessons to all men about doing things like that! :) Glad you had a great trip!

April 7, 2010 at 1:00 AM  
Blogger kiwi in france said...

What a lovely boyfriend you have - so thoughtful, kind and romantic!

Thanks for the château link too, I'm going to drop hints to my British Boy that a stay in a château would be a great graduation present!

April 7, 2010 at 1:04 AM  
Blogger au soleil levant said...

I'm so glad you've found someone so thoughtful and caring! Seriously, does he have a brother? Cousin? :)

April 7, 2010 at 2:01 AM  
Blogger Andromeda said...

Awwww, adorable! Ben did that once when the hot water ran out in the middle of my shower. Nice guys like this make me wonder how I could have spent so long with so many losers, lol. Glad you had a good weekend!

April 7, 2010 at 7:49 AM  
Blogger Ksam said...

Mira - he does have a single older brother, but he's an engineering dork. But maybe you're into that kind of thing?? ;)

April 7, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Nikita said...

Girl, you've got a real winner!!
I'd be jealous but my man is just as great as C.. :-)

April 7, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger au soleil levant said...

Ehhh, pass on the engineer. What about non-engineering cousins? ;)

April 7, 2010 at 11:36 PM  
Blogger Zuleme said...

he should give lessons to men.

April 8, 2010 at 2:34 PM  
OpenID americaninparis42 said...

Hi Sam, your trip looked like a lot of fun so I'm planning on taking my boy out for our anniversary. How far in advance did you have to book? Thanks for the help!

April 11, 2010 at 3:33 PM  

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