Château de Lacoste
Château de Lacoste
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria21,023 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The village is not bad, it is quite steep, but it is peaceful and has great views of the surrounding area. The castle once belonged to the Marquis de Sade, now it is a kind of art museum with various exhibitions. We didn't go in because the entrance seemed expensive.
Written July 14, 2023
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groan
London, UK251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Friends
Take your time wandering through the narrow and picturesque streets of the village as you work your way to the Chateau - once the home of the Marquis de Sade, and now the home of Pierre Cardin. The stroll (or hike, depending how fit you are) to the top is where the real pleasure lies, although the chateau itself has splendid views over the countryside. It was closed when I visited - but I gather an inside visit is over-priced - so enjoy the view of the ruins, the (rather bizarre) artwork and the vista that stretches below you.
Written September 19, 2013
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acasasnovasg
Heathrow, FL3,326 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
Chateau Lacoste
Lacoste, Les Luberon

La Provence has been almost a dreamed-mythical area of France since I read enthusiastically all books and novels from famous British writer Peter Mayle. Lets say that he was responsible, in part, of the renewal of interest on Provence, not only for British, but for people from all over the world.
La Provence is not just a land of ancient history, dating from the Roman Empire and before, it is a land of colorful Lavender fields and Olives trees, a land of unpretentious white and rosé wines, a land bless-full of important french landmarks including several of its most beautiful Villages, a land loved by the most important impressionists painters, that were impress by it, like Cezanne (with his multiple Mount Saint Victoire paintings) and Van Gogh (working at Arles and Saint Remy) and, overall those praising highlights :
Land were good food abounds !
We just leaved behind; Champagne, Alsace, Burgundy and Rhône areas, where we enjoyed great gastronomic experiences.
Driving around those beautiful-narrows roads of Les Luberons, eastern part of La Provence, we just left behind; Gordes, Roussillon, Apt and Bonnieux and we were approaching the last segment of our touristy schedule of the area.
We were in Lacoste, a small village very close to Bonnieux. After Lacoste we planned to visit Menerbes. With Menerbes we will fulfill the last "angle" of the well known "Golden Triangle" of La Provence. Up to that moment we were in love with Gordes, Rousillon and Bonnieux, as those little village are gorgeous.
We knew that Lacoste was not as interesting as the others nearby villages, regardless we decided to stop by to have a first hand look at it.
Lacoste is certainly is very small village and in those lasts days of September it was almost a pretty gosht town.
Walking around we found a sign indicating the way up to a Chateau and we decided to have a look at it. That place was the "Chateau Lacoste", also known as le chateau du Marques de Sade, a place owned by Pierre Cardin.
Later on we would found that half Lacoste village is owned by him, as well as the Chateau itself.
Regarding our supposedly intended chateau visit I need to say that the only interesting part of it was our long way going up, as the Chateau itself (what remains of it as a building) was closed. As of today is not clear to us if the Chateaus remaining were either renovated, as a historic place, by PC-or they were not-and they were just what we saw, after our long difficult way up.
That way up was a very tough one, not only because is a long way, but because that very narrow way is made out of hard walking paved rock floor...just to find at the top of it that they were cars, parked on it, that came via another street on the other side of that hill.
It seems to be that the esplanade on the top of the hill is used for artistic shows or...any others activities not specified around there.
The only highlight on the top are some weird sculptures, besides the fantastic views over northern east side of magic Les Luberons.
With so many fantastic places to visit around la Provence and Les Luberons, I would not recommend to "waste" your precious time visiting this place - unless you are a fan either of the Marquis du Sade or Lacoste- "the brand"named after this town- they are many-many magical-mythical places, just east side of la Autoroute du Soleil and, west of it, including nearby Saint Remy and Les Baux.
Written November 14, 2015
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Russell W
Maine2,109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
While visiting our daughter at SCAD, we walked up to the chateau behind the campus. It's a short walk marked with two signs. It's also accessible by vehicle. You can walk around the chateau, but not inside the main building. There are some open gates, open doors, you can go into the bottom floor of a turret, and walk in the moat. There was a blooming cherry tree, and there are some sculptures up there. There is an informal parking area. Very back-in-time. There is no fee for this activity. Small children should b watched by parents so that they don't fall from heights, an those with mobility issues will have to take care. There are no ropes, fences, etc. to keep people from falling from heights. No formal supervision.
Written March 1, 2020
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Thredbare
Adelaide, Australia64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
This is well worth the visit. The village is lovely and they have gone to the trouble of putting on an exhibition in the cottages. The art work is interesting at the Château read the history of the Marquis de Sade, interesting. Great views across to Bonnieux.
Written September 5, 2018
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Ella_RM
New York City, NY312 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
Lacoste is a less visited part of Luberon. Big mistake. Its got all the charm of the more famous towns and of course the castle. Walking through the [crowdless] cobble stone streets makes you contemplate life in medieval French town. Climb to castle is steep, but short - maybe 10 minutes. Wear sturdy shoes. Views from the top are spectacular. So is the view of the castle approaching from Roussilion (stop at the 2000 year Roman bridge)
Written August 24, 2014
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J J
Sugar Land, TX160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
Lovely village and nice walk to the Chateau. Interesting artwork and picturesque views. A steep climb, so have proper footwear. You can drive to the top, but it’s rather narrow. The weather was absolutely perfect!
Written October 24, 2018
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Winesnobs_Two
Mount Vernon, WA408 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
We drove to the top of Lacoste and enjoyed a brief walk around the viewpoints of the Chateau. The view of the valley below is worth the drive up.
Written September 18, 2018
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Gilad Z
Plantation, FL24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
Firstly, the price is the most expenssive you would pay for any site in Provence. The castle is SO boring and so poor that we were shocked. We left after 10 minutes and €24 less.
Written July 16, 2017
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Chrissie E
Exeter, UK281 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
Had hoped we could go inside but no information about opening , or what one could see. I really don't like the way the French juxtapose modern art cheek by jowl with ancient buildings of interest. The way up is a bit challenging as the beautiful cobbles have been polished by many feet. Wear sensible footwear. There are a few railings but not enough. The views across the valley are good but the chateau is disappointing.
Written September 8, 2016
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