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Owner description: In the 11th century, the Lords of Fos settled on the top of theCasteou hill (204 m) and built a powerful fortress - one ofthe largest in Provence.Ruled by Charles I of Anjou...
moreOwner description: In the 11th century, the Lords of Fos settled on the top of theCasteou hill (204 m) and built a powerful fortress - one ofthe largest in Provence.Ruled by Charles I of Anjou, brother ofSaint Louis, King of France, a city developed below thefortress which is now a perfect example of a frenchmedieval village. But when in 1481, Provence becamepart of the kingdom of France, the royal city of Hyeresfell into oblivion, until the visits of François I in 1529,then Charles IX and his mother Catherine de Mediciin 1564. However, the city was devastated during thereligious wars. Later on, Louis XIII orderedthe demolition of the castle : the fortress was consideredtoo powerful, as the “League” of Lords was raising againstthe royal order.
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