Le Barroux

Le Barroux Castle

Tourist service in Le Barroux :

Immerse yourself in the history of Le Barroux Castle. An informative guide book (translated into 28 languages) will lead you through the loggia and spiral staircases, around the various rooms, terrace and chapel.
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This castle, with its thick fortified walls, like an imposing keep, was built in the 12th century to protect the Comtadine plain. In 1538, the castle passed into the hands of Henri De Rovigliasc who joined the Papal Court in Avignon. He transformed the building, converting it into one of the most splendid Renaissance buildings in the region. Over time, he added a chapel covered in frescoes and fortifications. The castle was looted during the revolution and its walls and stones were sold and used, during the 19th century, to build houses in the surrounding area. The castle experienced its last major tragedy – a fire, at the hands of the Germans - during the Second World War. It was gradually restored from 1960 onwards by Dr Mouliérac-Lamoureux. Since 1993, the Association des Amis du Château du Barroux has continued with this conservation work, supported by the Vayson family who still owns the property. Today it forms a splendid setting for a variety of cultural and artistic events.
There is a magnificent view of the Comtat Venaissin plain and surrounding hills.
Children can enjoy the special children’s trail, following their parents around, hunting for answers!
Free entry for children.

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Services

  • Pets welcome

Dates and times

From 03/04 to 30/04/2021, daily.

From 02/05 to 30/09/2021, daily between 10.30 am and 6.45 pm.

From 01/10 to 31/12/2021, daily.
Closed exceptionally on December 25th.

Prices

Adult: 7.50 €
Child: 4 €.

Free entry for children < 4 years.

Languages spoken

  • French

Contact

Le Barroux Castle
Place du Château
84330 Le Barroux
Mobile : View number 06 59 13 13 21
E-Mail : contact@chateaudubarroux.com
Website : http://www.chateau-du-barroux.com

Coordinates

Longitude : 5.099691
Latitude : 44.137393

Did you know?

This site is included in the Vaucluse Provence Pass.