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GRIGNAN'S CASTLE

 Grignan's Castle, Drôme, Provence, France, From 12th century to 17th century. Classified Historical Monument.

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Hours : The castle of Grignan is open everyday from 9h30 to 12h and from 14h to 18h
Closing : Tuesdays from November 1st to March 31st, also January 1st and December 25th
Useful information : Self or guided tours, thematic visits, group visits upon RDV (free access to exterieur).

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From 12th century to 17th century. Classified Historical Monument.

 

The mention of the castle is made in 1035, reported in cartularies of the time as « castellum Gradignanum ». From 1239, the castle becomes possession of the Adhémar de Monteil family, whom transform the medieval fortress into a pleasant place. The south façade, called François I façade, was built in 1545.

 

In 1559, Louis Adhémar died without any children, and his heritage went to his sister Blanche’s son. Blanche was married to Gaspard de Castellane. The daughter of Mme de Sévigné, Françoise-Marguerite, married François (Comte of Grignan), who was the 5th generation from Gaspard de Castellane. The castle was nearly totally destroyed after the Revolution, in 1794.

 

In 1912, Mme Fontaine, a wealthy widow, bought the ruins and started to rebuild them. The property was sold to the district in 1979.

Today, the castle is a museum where, all year long, several cultural events are organized (classic music and jazz concerts, theatre, proceedings…).

 

The visit is a must!

 

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GRIGNAN'S CASTLE

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 Grignan's Castle, Drôme, Provence, France, From 12th century to 17th century. Classified Historical Monument.

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