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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.Plan to see Chateau de Lacoste and other attractions that appeal to you using our Lacoste road trip website .
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Chateau de Lacoste Reviews
j0hnp1960October 4, 2017
The castle of Lacoste is a very nice place to visit, panoramic view, but the better is to visit this magic village of Lacoste and other place , near, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Ménerbes.... more »
yasu2015September 30, 2017
ハイシーズンでも観光客の少ない村です。夏場はアプトApt始発のバスでボニューの後１０分程度で到着します。バス停からはひたすら坂を登っていくと、郵便局のある広場となり、その後は石畳の細い道になります。早朝に行けば、人も少ないのでお薦めです。ゆっくり風情を味わいながら登っていくと、廃墟のお城に到着します。ここからの景色は最高です。雨上がりなら、雲の神秘的な風景も見るチャンスがあるでしょう。見学が終わっ... more »It is a village few tourists even during the high season. Summer arrives the first apt Apt bus 10 minutes after Bonnieux. Post Office square and go up the Hill just from the bus stop, and then becomes a narrow cobbled streets. Is recommended if you go early in the morning, others less so. And go up slowly savoring the taste, arrives at the castle in ruins. From here is excellent. There is a chance rain look mysterious scenery of clouds. After visiting the rest in post office square in front of the cinema Cafe restaurant. Is the Interior of Nice owners, such as actress.
Alexandre CSeptember 24, 2017
Nous n'avons pas visité l'intérieur mais l'extérieur ainsi que le petit village pittoresque de LACOSTE qui vaut le détour...et cela nous a suffit...le point de vue est très sympa, les 3 sculptures ori... more »We did not visit the inside but outside as well as the small picturesque village of LACOSTE, which is worth a visit... and that we have enough... the view is very nice, the 3 original sculptures at the level of the point of entry and we can we balloons in some accessible ruins easily...
Pavel PriymakovJuly 9, 2017
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.
Alexandru mateescuJune 28, 2017
The village is nicer than the castel. Love the artwork from the entrance.
Sébastien GrosJuly 3, 2016
Castle is too expensive. Town is interesting. Straight roads, beautiful houses. #medievalcity #theripper #travelinthepast
Alain TIRELOctober 1, 2017In his pt village well loved by our English friends, Mister the Marquis de Sade stayed and Pierre Cardin acquired it for a few years. Beautiful panorama on the Ventou
Marco BuglioJune 22, 2017Beautiful castle in a little town in Provence. Wear proper shoes because the country is all about UPS and downs with cobblestones very nice Overview
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