Voyagez à travers 1000 ans d’histoire dans le plus grand palais Renaissance du sud-est de la France, entièrement meublé et marqué par l’illustre Marquise de Sévigné. Découvrez depuis ses terrasses un panorama époustouflant à 360° sur la Provence et ses lavandes, le mont Ventoux et le village de Grignan classé site patrimonial remarquable.
Immerse yourself in history
At the heart of the Drôme Provençale, built on a rocky promontory, Grignan Castle overlooks the village. Witness of Renaissance architecture and French classicism, the building has had a turbulent history. Castle mentioned in the 11th century, it was transformed in the Renaissance into a prestigious pleasure house by the family of Adhémar.
In the 17th century, the Marquise de Sevigne stayed there with her daughter Françoise-Marguerite became, by marriage, Countess de Grignan. The marquise’s letters to her daughter will make her a famous letter-writer and will greatly contribute to the notoriety of the place. Dismantled at the time of the Revolution and then rebuilt at the beginning of the 20th century by Marie Fontaine, it belongs since 1979 to the Department of Drôme which pursues an ambitious program of restorations and acquisitions. Classified as a historic monument in 1993 and labeled Musée de France, the Château de Grignan offers visitors precious testimonials on the art of living at different times. The castle organizes every summer a theatrical event, the nocturnal feasts, and offers throughout the year a cultural program.