Once upon a time there was an imposing castle at the heart of Vaucluse, facing Mount Ventoux. Towering over the village of the same name, Barroux Castle was originally a mighty fortress built in the 12th century. Back then, it was surrounded by thick walls and its keep provided a watchtower to spot any attacking enemies. Its strategic position between Provence and Dauphiné gave it the status of a border and toll house. In the 16th century, when it became the property of Henri de Rovigliasc, Count of Veynes, it was turned into a beautiful Renaissance home, but it was later damaged during the Wars of Religion and the Revolution. Not to mention a terrible fire during the Second World War, which was only put out after 10 days.
Now a listed Historic Monument and open to visitors, this remarkable building opens its doors for you to discover its attractions and eventful history. You can also take the opportunity to enjoy a very scenic view over the Comtat Venaissin plain!
|Opening times||Monday: 10:30 AM – 06:45 PM • Tuesday: 10:30 AM – 06:45 PM • Wednesday: 10:30 AM – 06:45 PM • Thursday: 10:30 AM – 06:45 PM • Friday: 10:30 AM – 06:45 PM • Saturday: 10:30 AM – 06:45 PM • Sunday: 10:30 AM – 06:45 PM|
|Address||La Garenne, Le Barroux|
|Telephone||+33 6 59 13 13 21|