the heart of Provence

Saturday we rented a car again and drove to the Luberon Valley. These first photo’s are of Chateau de La Tour d’Aigues, a Renaissance Castle in Luberon.


And the views were beautiful

We hit the windy road again and here are a few pictures. Something beautiful around every turn and when I say turn – it’s a hairpin turn. The vision came and went with no where to pull over to take a picture so hopefully stuck in our memories forever.

Once again it’s time for the lunch and we found this great little place in the village of Bonnieux.

Then we were off again to the mountain village of Lacoste, a mountain village that looks down upon Bonnieux.

Lacoste is known for its most notorious resident, Donatien Alphonse Francois comte de Sade, the Marquis del Sade, who in the 18th century lived in the castle that overlooks the village. Following a series of incidents involving local women (along with whips and chains) and the police, the Marquis fled the country but was eventually imprisoned. His castle was partially destroyed in 1779 and was later looted and plundered by locals. It’s now owned by fashion designer Pierre Cardin, who has partially restored it and holds events there.


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2 thoughts on “the heart of Provence

  1. D

    Breathtakingly beautiful; thanks to you and Grant for sharing your trip with us; making us feel like we’re almost there with you (well me anyway).

  2. johickerty

    Just beautiful…Thanks for sharing!

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