Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member holy-ghost
N 44° 25.120 E 004° 54.550
31T E 651985 N 4920147
Quick Description: A Renaissance castle in southeastern France in the Drôme department.
Location: France
Date Posted: 8/25/2008 10:11:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM4HF3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man
Views: 50

Long Description:
Louis Adhemar, governor of Provence, remodelled the medieval castle from 1545 to 1558. From 1668 to 1690, Francois de Castellane-Adhemar turned it into a sumptuous Renaissance palace. Construction on the site of Grignan's present castle was originally begun in the 12th century, but it wasn't until the 13th century that the Adhémar family expanded it into a mighty fortress. In the 1600s, François Adhémar de Monteil transformed the fortress into a luxurious residence. Reduced to ruins in 1773, it was reconstructed in the early 1900s by Madame Fontaine who spent her entire fortune to restore the castle to its former grandeur. Presently, the castle belongs to the Drôme département and is a major tourist attraction.

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Accessibility: Partial access

Condition: Intact

Admission Charge?: yes

Website: [Web Link]

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