Unique Properties | An 18th-Century Chateau in Lubéron
Ever had that dream of living in a French chateau? If you don’t you might change your mind after seeing this unique property. Located in the Lubéron Regional Nature Park in the Provence lies this breathtaking chateau dating from the Age of Reason, that is surrounded by a medieval village, part of the old county of Forcalquier.
The chateau is built in an L-shape over 3 levels and connecting to it is a 12th-century chapel. The chateaux is filled with original details like stucco decorations, an original terracotta floor (the unevenness of the floor shows the history of the home) and Louis XV style fireplace. Unlike many chateau in France, this one is actually in very good state and beautifully renovated by the owners. And contrary to the Dutch historic home I posted earlier with was very maximalistic, this chateaux is the perfect example of simple, natural elegance.
At the moment the chateau is for sale at Patrice Besse and I can only be very jealous of the person who’s going to buy it. Living the French dream!
The main courtyard is protected by a high perimeter stone wall, featuring massive carriage gates and a pedestrian gate. It is dominated by a south-facing terrace, adorned with plants. Covered with gravel, this enclosed area is dotted with cypress trees and ivy.
Above the front door has a lower section of oak wood in parquet pattern. Wrought iron railings, featuring Louis XIV style scrolls, have been added to the fixed upper window above a moulded cornice.
The property, with full French Historic Monument listing, was built on the site of a Celtic-Ligurian oppidum, protected from the wind by the Vaucluse mountain range to the north and by the Lubéron mountains to the south. A little river flows past on a lower level.
photography by Patrice Besse