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

Site du Château de Cadenet 11 place du Tambour d'Arcole - 84160 Cadenet
Historic site and monument Troglodyte Historic patrimony   Castle 

This registered castle site has troglodyte dwellings and an open air theatre. You have a breathtaking view over the Durance, Sainte-Victoire Mountain, the Alpilles Mountain range, and further to the north, the Luberon. You can visit the castle ruins from the 17th century.

The Chateau's listed site, with its troglodyte habitat and its verdant theater where you can contemplate beyond the Durance, the Sainte-Victoire mountain, the Alpilles chain and further north, the Luberon.

You can also visit the remains of the Castle built in the 17th century.

The castle, whose first state was the Castrum Cadenatum in the eleventh century, suffered many setbacks.

It was dismantled in the 17th century on the orders of Louis XIV and then burnt by the revolutionaries in 1792. It was never restored but on the contrary disassembled stone by stone during the nineteenth century. Major site improvements have been made since 1990.

On the site of the castle discover the troglodyte habitats, and admire the splendid panorama on the valley of the Durance.

A leaflet "Walk to the site of the castle" only in french is at your disposal at the Office of Tourism of Cadenet.


Site du Château de Cadenet
1403.98 ko

Opening period

All year round, daily.


Free access.

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