Château de Simiane
Tourist service in Valréas :Lovely exhibition spaces can be found inside this spectacular property. The castle was the property of Louis and his wife Pauline de Simiane, Marquise de Sévigné's grand daughter. It is also home to an exhibition showing models of local heritage.
The first temporary exhibition at the Château de Simiane, set up at low cost and titled "Patrimoine en maquettes" (heritage models), brought crowds of people to the castle in 2017 as part of the 700th anniversary celebrations for the Enclave of the Popes. Thanks to this success, the town of Valréas has this year set up a museum space to permanently display around 40 models which represent the main cultural buildings in the Enclave of the Popes and the Pays de Grignan. These models were created by Jean-Claude Vangierdegom, a passionate model maker who focuses on architecture.
These models play an important role in the tour of the castle which has thus become a museum of local heritage.
The tour also includes a look around the spectacular 'Salon d'honneur' and a climb to the lookout point which boasts a beautiful panorama over the town of Valréas and surrounding landscapes.
- Tour free of charge
- Guided tours
Dates and times
From 02/01 to 31/05/2021
Opening hours on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 4.30 pm.
From 01/07 to 31/08/2021
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
From 01/09 to 31/12/2021
Opening hours on Tuesday and Thursday between 2 pm and 4.30 pm. On Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 4.30 pm.
Canceled or closed because of Covid-19.
Free of charge.