Should I Spend Donuts On the Chateau Maison?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Pack your bags and prepare for an invasive screening at the airport because it’s travel time in Springfield! And while our towns are embracing their ever expanding airports, our donut bank is shrinking because there are LOADS of world items in our stores just tempting us with those sprinkles!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should the Chateau Maison to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Season 1 throwback to your Springfield…


Decoration/Building: Chateau Maison
Donut Price: 75 Dounts
Earns: 190 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_francepin_lg, 15xp/4hrs
Size: 10×10
 Indolence +20

Leaves Stores February 12th. 

-Helps earn event currency, 190 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_francepin_lg is a decent payout for 4hrs.  Should change currencies with each act.
-Comes with an additional Grape Stomping Vat (2×3 in size, Vanity +200)
-Chateau has an additional “restored” facade to it once you’ve completed the questline
-Bart has a pemanent 4hr job to Stomp Grapes in the vat (visual, earns $175,45xp)

-Large footprint, 10×10 can be difficult to fit in Springfield
-Pricey for a building without a character

Final Thought
Premium or Freemium:
Honestly, I really like this one for freemium or premium players.  The task for Bart at the Vat is hilarious, and takes you right back to season 1 of the Simpsons.  75 donuts is a bit pricey, but it’ll also help earn event currency.  You do get a big bang for your buck with this one.

Of course in the end it’s your decision, we can only tell you what we would or wouldn’t do.  And I can tell you as a premium player, I’m getting this one. Just remember this is limited time, and will be leaving our stores next week.  So be sure to make your final decision before it’s gone from our games for good. (or for now..)  Also remember that this is one of those items that will help with the event, so the earlier you get it the better.  So I’d try to make your final decision before the weekend is over, so that you’ll get the greatest return on it.

Here’s a look at the Turbo Tap version of the questline:

La Vigne de le Sang Pt. 1

Make Ned Renovate the Chateau- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp

La Vigne de le Sang Pt. 2
Ned starts

Make Bart Stomp on Grapes- 4hrs, Earns $175, 45xp

What are your thoughts on the Chateau?  Will you be picking it up or have you already?  Where have you placed it in your Springfield? Do you have fond memories of Bart stomping grapes? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!


72 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On the Chateau Maison?

  1. I can’t find the Grape Stomping Vat in my inventory, is it possible?

  2. Disappointing that Cesar and Ugoloin do not have a task at their home.

    Com’on EA !! Add one !!

  3. I love Bart’s french phrases when he begins and ends the stomping grapes task. But what is it that he says when he finishes? Sounds like something about antifreeze and doodlebug.

  4. Josephine Kick@$$

    Is the Chateau a unique item, or can I get another so I can have both facades? 😊

  5. Does the vat come with the Chateau immediately? I purchased it, but I can’t find the vat in my inventory…

  6. A snazzy Chateau for 75 Donuts 👍

    While I agree about the size ? An animated Bart Simpson stamping grapes and shouting in French 4 Hour Task sounds like one of the better Premiums for this Event (would be nice if Cesar and Ugoloin do have Tasks at the Chateau) 😀

  7. Hey did anybody know that when you make Bart stomp grapes, he actually says a special voice line in French? He also says a different French voiceline when he completes the grape stomping task. Pretty nice touch I thought.

  8. Should I buy Americatown and Sailor Kumiko?

    • In my opinion, only of you don’t already have Kumiko or if you are very into anime. If you don’t already have Kumiko, then a good character, a building, and a skin, all for 175 donuts is a good deal.

  9. I wasn’t sure about this, but now I love it!

  10. Has anyone sped ahead and discovered if Cesar and Ugoloin have tasks at the chateau? I’d buy it if they do.

    • No I just finished the quest with Cesar and Ugoloin when you give them jobs there’s nothing to do with the chateau.

  11. I snapped this one up right away. It’s lovely.

  12. bought it right away. I love it. it’s really cute, plus the second facade plus the grape stomping task for bart.

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