Castle, French Heritage monument to Lourmarin

The Castle, consisting of two groups of buildings (the old Castle and the new Castle) was built from a small residence of Foulques D'agoult, Lord of Lourmarin. The old Castle, from the old building, from 1495 to 1525
* the Castle nine, by Blanche de Lévis for his son François from D'agoult, page François Ier, from 1526 to 1567
* the garden was built in 1562. At the beginning of the 17th century, it passed into the hands of François de Lesdiguières, who in 1637 a description of site piece by piece. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the castle was abandoned by its successive owners until its acquisition in 1921 by Lyon industrialist Robert Lawrence-Vibert
* It does restore by the architect Henri Pacon and the painter Charles Martel. On his death in 1925, Laurent Vibert bequeaths the castle to the Academy of Aix, which ensures maintenance and receives each year groups of young artists.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Crédit photo : (Castle, lourmarin)

Heritage listed, historical monument, or having been under investigation

Structural information

Castle, The Castle, consisting of two groups of buildings (the old Castle and the new Castle) was built from a small residence of Foulques D'agoult, Lord of Lourmarin. (...) Castle, French Heritage monument to Lourmarin lourmarin, vaucluse

Location and general information

  • identifier : 137636
  • item : Château
  • Location of the building :
    • Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
    • Vaucluse
    • Lourmarin
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 84068
  • Zip code of the municipality : 84160
  • Order in the communal list : 5
  • 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 : 3 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 15th century
    • 4th quarter 15th century
    • 16th century
  • Years :
    • 1495
    • 1526
    • 1562
  • Record Type : site classé ; site inscrit
  • Dates of protection :
    • 1946/10/03 : inscrit MH
    • 1948/04/13 : inscrit MH
    • 1979/05/16 : classé 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 :
    • A staircase has been cataloged in this monument is of type : spiral staircase
  • 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

  • Interest of the building : Site classé 23 10 1942 (arrêté) ; site inscrit 29 08 1947 (arrêté).
  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :9 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • stairs
    • fireplace
    • elevation
    • interior
    • terrace
    • park
    • spiral staircase
    • path
    • 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 Information : a 1992 association property
  • Involved in the work : D'AGOULT François (commanditaire)LAURENT-VIBERT Robert (commanditaire)
  • Detail :
    • Le parc et les terrasses attenant au château : inscription par arrêté du 3 octobre 1946 - Le château, à l'exception des parties classées : inscription par arrêté du 13 avril 1948 - Les façades et les toitures
    • l'escalier à vis
    • les cheminées de la grande et de la petite salle au rez-de-chaussée et aux deuxième et troisième étages du château vieux
    • la grande salle avec sa cheminée à colonnettes et cariatides du premier étage du château neuf (cad. E 316) : classement par arrêté du 16 mai 1979
  • Mérimée reference : PA00082066

Men involved in this construction

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