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To understand the meaning of the "typical" word, nothing like a climb to the hilltop village. Every alley, every monument, you speak of Provence. The village square is straight out of a movie. The whole place offers a change of scenery and transports you through time and history.
The centuries-old oak adorns the coat of arms of this village perched on a steep hillside. Everything here contributes to a special atmosphere, while charming and smooth.
More photos of Grambois here! ESSENTIALS:
- Castle, Town Hall Square.- The Church of Our Lady of Beauvoir.
- The Fountain of Bartavelles (named due to my father's film The Glory)
- The passage of the Templars TURNED HERE:
"The Glory of my father" and "The Castle of My Mother" by Yves Robert, from Marcel Pagnol (1986)
The scenes moments village Treille game of bowls back from hunting partridges, photo in front of the fountain, the bakery has disappeared ... GUIDED TOUR : 1 and 2 wall / The Tourrache
South of the wall is a main building called the Fort (coffee Current). The wall is reinforced at the back with two connected buildings. It remains visible in a dozen meters.
Dating from 1377, the rampart is the eastern front of the second chamber of the old village. It consists of a rubble wall masonry, thick two meters.It overlooks the town square that bears its name. His face is pierced with narrow loopholes 8. He turns to the north and facing the church.
Behind the monumental cross which dates from 1753, is a high rectangular tower, the Tourrache which remain at the top in the projections consoles, which forms the northern wall façade. During the religious wars of the sixteenth century, many changes were made to the ramparts of Grambois. However, all these precautions did not prevent the Savoy army to seize and put in Grambois bag in December 1590, the most dramatic episode in its history. This tower served as the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries of consular house.
3 The horseman Perron
This staircase is one of the curiosities of Grambois. This type of construction is extremely rare in our region. This is probably one of the last remaining in Provence. Originally, it consisted of two parallel mounted, the fact remains today that part.
On the side of the church, quote taken from Frédéric Mistral "Read Oulivado, the song of the peasants"
The peasant, in every country, is the nation's support; We will make great inventions, it is necessary that stirs the earth. 4 Place Church
In 1879, we inaugurated the fountain of Place: the gramboisiens now had a fountain in the heart of the village.
She drew in 1989 Yves Robert who turned out some major scenes of "The Glory of my father", the game of bowls and the return of the famous hunting partridges. Since it is colloquially renamed "Fountain of Bartavelles".
The Clock Tower was raised after the earthquake of 1708 and crowned in the nineteenth century by a campanile. The dial was restored in 2012. 5 The Church of Our Lady of Beauvoir
On the town hall square, the church is leaning northwest of the presbytery and the old castle.Externally, the interweaving of volumes of these buildings certainly hamper the legibility of the cultural building but everything is a picturesque Provencal together.
The jewel of the village, listed as a Heritage and Historical Monument since 1908, this Romanesque church was at its foundation in the eleventh century, a Benedictine priory of the abbey of Saint-Andre Villeneuve-lès-Avignon.
Inside, the capitals of the columns are rare vestiges of Romanesque sculpture of the eleventh century or the beginning of the twelfth century in Provence, and give the building an additional interest. The church also houses movable elements, such as the polyptych (set of painted panels) of Saint John the Baptist, dated 1519 and classified. This work is due to Andrew Tavel. 6 Castle
The castle, or rather the former mansion dates from the sixteenth century. In 1879, the house was divided into two parts: one is inhabited (private property) and the other is the presbytery.Castle received some prestigious guests, as Madame de Sevigne, or Mirabeau, who took pleasure in entering a horse in the lounge on the ground floor through the window ... 7 The Passage Templar
A flight of stairs mule, not modeled on a donkey, lead to Archway and canopy called "Templar", while there is no evidence of their presence in Grambois. Beautiful twin window of the fourteenth century. 8 and 9 and Panoramic view mulberry
In front of you stands the massive Grand Luberon, which rises to 1125m at Mourre Negro. From that point of view that embraces the Aigues, one understands the strategic position of the village, classified fortress of Provence in the fourteenth century. Near you, 3 mulberry trees were planted in 1722 and whose leaves were sold to benefit the Grambois hospital. These, as a tea, were recognized for their therapeutic virtues, especially against diabetes.
10 The House of the Hospitallers
Located Jaousè Fouentviérano street, this house dates from the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. One can note the remains of a beautiful porch fifteenth basket handle. The facade is decorated with a Maltese cross, emblem of the Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem, later known as "Knights of Malta". 11 "Do rustling cymbals and live your summer! While singing, O cicada, are not worth yours. "
Take on your right the street of the town and down to reach the Portail Neuf Square. 12 The Renaissance Homes
The streets of the old town have been restored. Today, most are cobblestone, sometimes covered by strange stairs to the mule steps. Down the street from City Hall, two houses offer their superb façade.
The first relies on the wall of the walled enclosure. Note the elegant porch basket-handle and over a mullioned window (a mullion is a vertical structural element of stone, wood or iron that divides the bay of a window).
The second, on the corner of New Portal, leans against the perimeter wall and shows a beautiful arched porch topped with an oculus (round or oval opening in a wall). 13 Le Portail Neuf
The New Gate was opened south side in the second enclosure dating from the fourteenth, built close to the village side, difficult to defend. In 1732, the arcade was lowered and adorned with a timing recalling the year of construction. It is always visible.
14 The Laundromat
In 1908, the laundry is moved to the foot of the rock. Before this, the residents had to travel to the sources of Fontsausse and Fontvérane, more remote the village, to wash their clothes. 15 La Fontaine des Canons 3
Walk along the street Pasquiers to reach the Fountain of 3 Canons dating XIII century. 16 Old Oak
Take the main road up to the village, turn right halfway via a staircase with a metal handrail. This leads to an open space under the old oak tree.
Centuries-old, he is the only survivor of an alley leading to the path of Gaou (Chemin du Coq), below the Fontvérane Park. 17 Fountain Fontvérane
A small path refurbished in 2012 down to the source of Fontvérane, always living place for Gramboisiens old faced the problem of water.
Fountain Fontvérane, whose initial expertise raised fears weakness of the vault, was cleared of all trees recently.
Work has been carried out, the result is close to what the fountain at the time of its construction. IDEAS WALKING: - The path of the 4 fountains. - The Way of Gaou. - The road to Valbonette