What we like
Views: from the north side of the house, you overlook the bell tower of the 11th century church Notre Dame de Beauvoir with its 12th century Roman Nave. And, from the south, you can gaze upon the beauty of the Luberon mountain.
Once Upon A Time: lovers of history won't be able to resist this unique home which has the power to take you on a journey back in time.
Location: the village of Grambois, renowned for its Medieval past and notably the presence and activity of the Knight Templars, is right on your doorstep.
La Maison Seigneuriale, "Grambois Manor" was the former home of Lord Roquesante. The house was built in the 17th century on the fortifications of the village of Grambois with parts of the house and cellars dating back to the 14th century. It has been restored and furnished over a period of several decades by its present owner and is one of the most authentic examples of a Provençale Renaissance home adapted to contemporary living. On the ground floor, a corridor connects the main house with the annex, an older Renaissance building which used to be the old school house. Between the two buildings is what remains of the earlier 14th century construction which incorporates the defence fortification walls of the village. Beneath this narrow passage is an old citerne à vin, a Medieval wine vat with its original glazed tiles. The floors of the main house are linked with a listed spiral staircase with vaulted ceilings decorated with 19th century neo-Gothic plaster work. The furnishings inside the house include Renaissance chimney pieces, two 18th century signed terracotta Provençale grain jars and medieval wall tapestries.
The village and house feature in Yves Robert's film "My father's glory" (based on the novel by Pagnol "Le gloire de mon père" et "Le chateau de ma mère") and, more recently, Gerry Fox's film "Mother's Milk".