Chateau de Lacoste, Lacoste

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The Château de Lacoste or La Coste is a ruined castle in the commune of Lacoste in the Vaucluse département of France.LocationThe castle is sited on an extension of the northern flank of the Little Luberon on which the village stands. This position offers its occupants superb views over the valley of the Calavon, the Monts de Vaucluse, Mont Ventoux and the Alps, as well as the village of Bonnieux which can be seen on a neighbouring hill.HistoryThe castle's origins are in the 11th century, but it was largely modified in subsequent centuries.It was for many years the property of the Simiane family.Two hypotheses are suggested for the transfer of the castle from the Simianes to the Sades. In 1627, Diane Simiane married Jean-Baptiste de Sade, ancestor of the Marquis de Sade, who thus became owner of the estate. In 1716, Isabelle Simiane bequeathed the castle to her cousin Gaspard François de Sade, Lord of Saumane and Mazan. This latter hypothesis is the most probable. The Marquis de Sade stayed there from 1769 to 1772, between the scandals at Arcueil and Marseille, then after the latter and his flight to Italy, he took refuge there until his incarceration in the Château de Vincennes in 1777. Escaping while being transferred to Aix, he took refuge there for the last time from 16 July to 7 September 1778 before being returned to Vincennes.
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  • Instead of wasting your time visiting among the waves of tourists and the smell of waffles and other sweets the leases of Provence, just rather stop you an hour in this typical village, more natural and more authentic. Certainly you hear a lot about American as an art school moved but this does not detract from the character of this place that the Castle has been the priority of the marquis de Sade before being that of Pierre Cardin. Vue of the Alpilles and the villages surroundings.
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  • We were very disappointed of this village perched, certainly filled old mansions but totally without soul, without life, apart from a few people (all women...) Savannah college American, who bought the 3/4 of the village and who are really thinking about a cult... Besides to 35000 dollars the year of study, it is already a proof, no? The village is completely oriented to the North, so it is in the shade all day except for the morning. The result of the cold and moisture to all floors. Brrrrrr... As for the castle of the marquis of Cardin, Sade forgiveness: it leaves an impression of unease, it is unclear why... Fortunately for us, it was not open (see), but the sculptures on the Board are very ugly. There is especially a horror, these are the 2 hands connected by a 12 m long sausage: it disfigures the panorama. Hideous. Shameful. All of the empty village gives a feeling unhealthy. There have been black masses and the burning of witches at every street corner, a few centuries ago! A resolutely flee! Vade retro Satanas!
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  • I discovered this restaurant with friends. The site is beautiful. Just entered and a staff very professional, very pleasant welcomes us. We were very well served and accompanied. The card is original, products and dishes of best qualities. But the dish is an average of € 45! We had a very good night.
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  • Not rly much to do here other than walk around the castle, cool history of the Marquis de Sade and absolutely stunning views however
  • The cost of entrance is 12 eur and is absolutely nothing to see there!!! We we're extremely dissatisfied - just a 3 rooms and some not very old furniture taken from the nearby srapyards. It seems that Pierre Cardin decided that he paid too much for the castle and now tries to compensate something by charging visitors a lot of money for nothing. The village is nice but the castle is better to be avoided.
  • The village is nicer than the castel. Love the artwork from the entrance.
  • Fantastic wines and location
  • Castle is too expensive. Town is interesting. Straight roads, beautiful houses. #medievalcity #theripper #travelinthepast
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