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Lacoste, Luberon

Lacoste is located in the Vaucluse department of Provence. Stroll through the narrow streets full of history and admire the vestiges of the Castle of the Marquis de Sade

What makes this village special?

The majority of visitors spending their holidays in Lacoste are drawn by its picturesque location. The town’s winding cobbled streets are lined with a number of well preserved ancient buildings and structures, giving it a real ‘time stood still’ atmosphere. The 9th century Maison Forte is a particular draw, as is the working Roman bridge, Pont Julien, which dates back as far as the 1st century. Visitors looking to explore the surrounding countryside may follow a number of hiking and cycling trails to be found in this region of outstanding natural beauty. The town is best known as being the home of the Marquis de Sade. This revolutionary writer of erotic novels and plays lived in the 18th century castle, which dominates the town’s skyline. Tourists spending their holidays in Lacoste will find that the Marquis de Sade’s influence is still prevalent in the town. The remains of the castle are now a huge outdoor performance area for musical and theatrical works, owned by Pierre Cardin, the fashion designer.


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