Château of Ansouis — Heritage — Castle Road of the South Luberon

Château d'Ansouis Rue du Cartel - 84240 Ansouis
Historic site and monument listed (CMN)   Classified (CMN)  Historic patrimony   Castle  Not accessible in a wheelchair

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This magnificent Chateau of the South Luberon has been completely restored and opens its doors to the public.

Take the beautiful staircase of honor then stroll through a succession of rooms richly decorated with gypseries and furniture. A stroll through time between the Middle Ages and the Ancien Régime.


Its history begins in the Xth century, on a rock, dominating the Valley of the Aigues. It is then a military fortress constituted by a donjon and by some isolated constructions surrounding this dungeon. It belongs in these troubled times to powerful families: the Forcalquiers, the Counts of Provence and from the thirteenth century to the Sabran. The wars of religion ended at the end of the sixteenth century and the castles were transformed into yachts.

The XVIIth century enlarged, transformed the castle of Ansouis, the terraced gardens settled in and welcomed its new owners first Escalis then the 18th century Villeuneuve who will make Ansouis a residence in Aix with its decoration gypseries. Thus, the castle of Ansouis becomes a testimony of the art of living of the aristocracy in the Enlightenment. The Sabran Pontevès, which arrived at the beginning of the 19th century, later enabled the Duchess of Sabran-Pontevès to save the castle of Ansouis from ruin and to have it classified with its park in 1948.

Today, the connivance of the two castles, one in the other, the Aixois decorations and especially the presence within it of a small house designed in the second half of the eighteenth century to welcome the incipient intimacy, make this place a unique place in Provence.

Opening period

From 02/07 to 31/10/2021, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 3 pm and 4.30 pm.


Adult: 12 €
Child: 8 €
Group adults: 12 €.

Group rate available for > 15 people.

Château of Ansouis l Castle Road of the South Luberon

surroundings :
Mountain view, Village centre, Lake 5 km away, River 5 km away, View over the vineyards,

Geographic perimeter :


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