If you ever thought you might be even a little French, a visit with Claude and Jacques de Ste. Croix at Chateau Sannat will make you want to tear up your passport. The Ste. Croixs hospitality is so generous you’re ready to become their long-lost cousin. Chateau de Sannat has the distinction of being a registered historic landmark and a four star Table d’hote in the Limousin, an under-appreciated region in the heart of France. It’s a treasure hiding in plain view, and over the past 15 years, I have brought numerous culinary tours here in summer, fall, even the winter months to discover chateau living in the French countryside.