DETAILS about our LIVE AUCTION ITEM: VACATION AT A FRENCH CHATEAU
At the Old Berwick Historical Society
1960s Dance and Silent Auction
The winning bidder will receive a 6-day (5-night) stay for two at the Chateau de La Napoule (circa 1100), located in the historic seaside town of Mandelieu-La Napoule, France. There are shops, restaurants, bus and train service, all available just a few steps from the front gate of the Chateau.
This private museum compound is the former castle of early 20th century American sculptor, Henry Clews, and his architect wife Marie. Located just 4 miles west of Cannes, site of the famed Film Festival, the Chateau overlooks the Mediterranean Sea.
Accommodations are offered in the historic Italianate Villa Marguerite (pictured above), former home of the Austrian Princess of Pless, located just across the street from the Chateau. Rooms are simply furnished, some with antiques. All have private baths.
The winning couple will enjoy superb views and breezes from the Mediterranean Sea on their private balcony.
Continental breakfast on the terrace or in the Gothic Dining Room of the Chateau is included, provided those spaces are not reserved for another event.
Stroll the six-acre gardens of the Chateau or enjoy the seaside terraces.
Exit the centuries old front portal and take the train to Monte Carlo, shop the boutiques of Nice, or relax in the hilltop, walled villages of the Feudal Era (now studios of local artists and craftsmen). Visit a new museum each day: the Matisse, Picasso, Chagall, Leger, Maeght Foundation, to name a few.
Or take a local watercraft to the Iles de Lerin for picnic or cafe lunch and sightsee the historic monastery on Ile St. Margeurite or the fortress where the Man with the Iron Mask was imprisoned. Come home, take a relaxing swim in the Mediterranean and sip a glass of wine as you watch the sunset from your own generous private balcony.
Benefit must be used within 18 months, and winners must contact donor within one month of the auction. Value of package: $3500. Minimum bid: $1500.