The Château du Feÿ was first built to serve as a second home for one of Louis XVII’s councillors. Having welcomed both Ninon de Lenclos, a French courtesan and freethinker, and Saint Vincent de Paul, this seventeenth-century chateau is classified as a Historical Monument. It is just steps away from Joigny, a city renowned for its cuisine, wine, and architecture (boasting 19 listed monuments). It is located within a hundred-acre forest and overlooks the Yonne Valley, offering a breathtaking view of the Jovinian. Over the last thirty years, the British author and culinary historian Anne Willan has organized cooking classes with renowned chefs in the château. By opening the doors of this monument to the public for the very first time, the property’s acquisition in January 2017 and the organization of Feÿ both participate in the revitalization of this rural French region.