Chateau de Grignan - visitors

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PLAN DE LA TOUR, France

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Visitors at the Chateau de Grignan. Grignan is a commune in south-eastern France in the Drôme department in the Rhône-Alpes region. Louis Adhemar, governor of Provence, remodelled the medieval castle from 1545 to 1558. From 1668 to 1690, François de Castellane-Adhemar turned it into a sumptuous Renaissance palace. Construction on the site of Grignan’s present castle was originally begun in the 12th century, but it wasn’t until the 13th century that the Adhémar family expanded it into a mighty fortress. In the 17th century, François Adhémar de Monteil transformed the fortress into a luxurious residence. Reduced to ruins in 1793, it was reconstructed in the early 20th century by Madame Fontaine who spent her entire fortune to restore the castle to its former grandeur. Presently, the castle belongs to the Drôme département and is a major tourist attraction. It is best known for it’s connections with Madame de Sévigné, a French aristocrat remembered for her letters

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