Our eclectic group of philosophers, psychologists, and artists all gather every year at a castle of our choosing, and we had selected Chateau de Montsymond for our meeting place for the a week in September 2018. As the organizer, I had high hopes for this castle to be not only comfortable for my guests, but also visually beautiful and inspiring. May I say, this place was supremely equipped to be exactly both! First of all, the castle itself is a marvelous spectacle, sending everyone a sense of thrill as you approach it from the shrouding trees. Inside, the kitchen proved perfect for our team of chefs, each bedroom was unique and charming, and there were many beautiful rooms where guests would relax under crystal chandelier with a glass of local wine. Outside, the heated pool was spotless and refreshing, the saunas and gym were a well utilized and relaxing addition, and the grounds were lush with beautiful trees, with the only sounds being the surrounding nature. The property managers were absolutely hospitable and prepared, supplying us with prompt welcome and assistance whenever needed. We selected one of the offered wine tastings from their private cellar, and it was a delicious and informative experience that I would highly recommend for each guest and connoisseur. We are booking it again for next year, and planning to make this wonderful estate a fixture for our regular gatherings! Many thanks to our wonderful hosts for everything! See you soon!