Château de Saumane
Tourist service in Saumane-de-Vaucluse :During your stay you will discover a monument marked by its history, from the Middle Ages to the period of the Popes, up to the 20th century. Its history is also closely linked to that of the Sade family in the 18th century.
Donatien Alphonse François de Sadz, a.k.a. the "Marquis de Sade," lived in this château from the age of 5 to 10.
There are other fascinating parts of the château: a dining room with a twin calotte-shaped vaulted ceiling whose acoustics are such that a person standing in one corner can hear what someone in the opposite corner is whispering. According to an agreement between Monsieur de Sade and his farmer, mass on Saturdays and midnight mass were taken in the untouched little Sainte Rose Chapel...
The château remained in the Sade Family until 1868 when it was sold to the Mayor of Saumane then bought by the Croset Family in 1872. Vaucluse Council bought it in 1982 and entrusted it to the Communauté de Communes du Pays des Sorgues et des Monts de Vaucluse on a 40 year lease.
- Car park
- Free car park
Dates and times
From 03/07 to 19/09
Opening hours on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed Monday, Tuesday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on July 14th and August 15th.
Methods of payment
- Bank/credit card
Full price: from 8 €
Child (10-17 years): 5 €
Set price group adults: 7 €.
Free entry for children < 10 years, accompanying guides.
Group rate available for > 8 people.
ContactChâteau de Saumane
Montée du château
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CoordinatesLongitude : 5.106602
Latitude : 43.938219