Tarascon Castle Provence
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Reasons to Visit Tarascon a Castle and a Monster in Provence

Previously posted on Ginger & Nutmeg: The Heart of Darkness or Niger Focus (later Nerluc) might have been an appropriate name for the hamlet located on the shores of a murky, swampy river. The muddy, opaque waters fueled rumours cultivating the nightmares of residents who asked was the beast: A huge …

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Lacoste, from the Marquis de Sade to Pierre Cardin
Our House in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

Lacoste, from the Marquis de Sade to Pierre Cardin

Contributor blog post by Michel: Lacoste is a well-preserved village that sits on a mountain ridge with great views to the east across a valley filled with vineyards and orchards to Bonnieux and the Grand Luberon Mountains. At the top of the village are the ruins of the castle of …

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Lacoste Art @ the Castle. The Marquis de Sade in Jail. #Lacoste
Philippe GoninetProvencal History & Traditions

The Marquis de Sade and Lacoste

By Philippe Goninet Donatien Alphonse François de Sade was born in Paris on June 2nd 1740. His most famous ancestor “Laure de Sade” (1308-1348) is known as the life love of the Poet Pétrarque. She is also linked to the Sade branch that will establish in Saint Remy. Explore this …

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Ansouis at Provence’s Crossroads in the Luberon

By nutmeg Ansouis was a gift – 963 AD in 2014, it still is… This village first appears in written record in 963 AD, in reference to Lambert de Reillane who donated Ansoye lands to the Abbey of Saint-Pierre de Montmajour. This land in the Aigues valley belonged to Explore …

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