Castle of Sauvan to Mane

Mane in latin Mana is built on the inclination of a small hill and on the right bank of the Laye, 3 kil. S. O. of Forcalquier, and at 50 S. O. Digne. The etymology of Mane comes from latin Manes, probably because of the large number of mounds and stones of the altars erected to the Manes gods. We frequently view around this town, vestiges of ancient tombs, such as URNs, lamps, medals. In the said district of the Cailleles, was found, in the beginning of our century, a whole forge masonry, a large quantity of nails, and a few pieces of iron, presumed Saracens.

Mane is a village of the most significant and most pleasant of the Department. The gardening and agriculture were spread rich productions. The fruits are collected, are big and a good taste, mainly pears. The territory of Mane is cut by small channels that water and fertilize the plain covered with prairies. Wheat, oil and wine are the main products of the place.

It operates in the neighbouring hillsides a beautiful career of tender and good stones for constructions. Found to the East of the village, the former convent of the Minims, big, wide and beautiful House, placed in an advantageous site. This convent was founded in 1602, by Melchior de Janson: one hundred years after the Foundation, a great-grandson of the founder dota and embellishes these religious House. The cardinal of the Janson him then bequeathed his extensive library. Sold, after the overpressure of the monastic orders in France, this beautiful establishment has already experienced the sad ravages of time. The Church, once Decorated with copies of the most beautiful paintings of Rome, conserves more than its elegant architecture, its arches in arches, its fluted pilasters. The minimal fathers were once priors-decimation of the parish of Mane.

A kilometre of the village and on the road to Forcalquier in Apt, we see the beautiful castle of Salim, remarkable by its architecture and its vast expanse. It was built by Mr de Janson, brother of the cardinal.

The construction of the castle was entrusted to Jean-Baptiste Franque in 1718. In 1810, the property was sold to the Abbot Sollier whose inheritors are lands nearby, reducing the leisure park in three terraces. A piece of water occupies the space between the Castle and the Pavilion of the common. Certain provisions of the Park date from the 19th and 20th century.

Source: Ministry of culture and geography historical and biographical Department of Basses-Alpes by Jean-Joseph-Maxime Feraud (1844).

Castle of Sauvan
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Structural information

Castle of Sauvan, The construction of the castle was entrusted to Jean-Baptiste Franque in 1718. In 1810, the property was sold to the Abbot Sollier whose inheritors are lands nearby, reducing the leisure park in three terraces. A piece of water occupies the space between the Castle and the Pavilion of the common. Certain provisions of the Park date from the 19th and 20th century. mane, alpes de haute provence

Location and general information

  • identifier : 4203
  • item : Château de Sauvan
  • Location of the building :
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
    • Mane
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 4111
  • Zip code of the municipality : 04300
  • Order in the communal list : 1
  • Name of the building :
    • The building is designated as follows : castle
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 18th century
    • First half 18th century
  • Year : 1718
  • Dates of protection :
    • 1957/04/29 : classé MH
    • 2003/07/30 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/06/04

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :18 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • stairs
    • portal
    • elevation
    • garden
    • common
    • Retaining Wall
    • wall
    • terrace
    • park
    • statue
    • fountain
    • hydraulic
    • garden
    • basin
    • orchard
    • port
    • GARDEN
    • ARC
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : private property 1992
  • Detail :
    • Les façades et toitures
    • la cage d' escalier (cad. B 647) : classement par arrêté du 29 avril 1957 - Le château et ses dépendances en totalité, ainsi que le parc en totalité comprenant les terrasses, les murs de soutènement, les statues, les portails, les bassins, les fontaines, tout le système hydraulique et tous les autres éléments qui constituent le parc, y compris les parcelles qui entrent dans la composition d'origine notamment le potager et le fruitier (cad. ZD 25 à 28, 30 à 32, 36 à 40, 42 à 44) : inscription par arrêté du 30 juillet 2003
  • Mérimée reference : PA00080414

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