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Chateau de Grignan, Grignan

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Chateau de Grignan was once the dwelling place of the “prettiest girl in France,” according to the 17th-century author La Fontaine. The “prettiest girl” was Francoise-Marguerite de Sevigne, and she called the chateau her home after her marriage to the Count of Grignan. She wrote to a friend that “the triumphant terrace” was her favorite part of the vast castle. Much of the chateau is indeed triumphant, with just one wall spanning 52 m (107 ft) in length between two medieval towers. Visit Marguerite's terrace to survey the surrounding landscape, or tour the interior of the castle to get an idea of how the "prettiest girl in France" once lived. See Chateau de Grignan and all Grignan has to offer by arranging your trip with our Grignan trip itinerary builder.
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  • Staying in Grignan the Chateau has to be seen. It offers splendid views over the surrounding countryside. The Chateaux had been extensively rebuilt from the picturesque ruin it had become. Excellently...  more »
  • The castle in Grignan is definitely worth visiting. Some well-restored rooms and lots of background information about the restoration of the place. Also, excellent 360 degree views of the surrounding ...  more »
  • Grignan is a pretty little village and the walk up to the Chateau is very picturesque. The Chateau is full of surprises and the view from the terrace is sensational. We were pressed for time as we wer...  more »
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  • Nice place to visit if you are nearby, summer has good live concerts
  • Great place for a view.
  • Great views over the town. Free to walk around the gardens.
  • A must visit!
  • Amazing palace