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Located in Lourmarin, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, in the heart of the Luberon, it is the first Renaissance Castle of Provence. The medieval part of Château-Vieux is home to Italian loggias. The Renaissance wing hosts many collections from the 16th to the 19th century (furniture, objets d'art, musical instruments ...).
The castle today
The oldest body of the castle was built in the fifteenth century by Foulques d'Agoult, on the ruins of a fortress of the twelfth century.
From 1526, Louis d'Agoult-Montauban and his wife, Blanche de Lévis-Ventadour, raised the Renaissance wing with a remarkable unity of style.
At the end of the 16th century, the building became the property of the Créqui-Lesdiguières, living in the Château de La Tour d'Aigues.
From this time until 1789, the castle is occupied only by the stewards who manage the land. After the French Revolution, during which time it escapes the destruction, the Castle passes into the hands of various owners, interested mainly in land management and abandon the Castle.
At the end of the nineteenth century, the Château-Vieux fell into ruins, the Renaissance wing which had been transformed into a barn, also served as a refuge for vagabonds and gypsies.
My castle is visitable
The Château de Lourmarin welcomes you every day,
except January 1st and December 25th.
Come and visit the Château de Lourmarin In complete freedom thanks to a visit card (in French, German, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Czech, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese) and to many explanatory panels inside the monument. In July and August, guided tours depart daily at 11am, 14h45 and 16h. For groups: all year, guided tours by reservation, from 7 people (group rate from 12 people). Book a few days in advance. The guided tour lasts about 1 hour.