The Château de Grignan (Drôme Provençale)
The Château de Grignan was built in the Middle Ages as an acropolis dominating the site and the village. 16th century rebuilding transformed the edifice into one of the greatest Renaissance châteaux of South-East France and further building in the 17th century into « one of the finest antiquities in France ». The presence of Madame de Sevigné and her daughter Madame de Grignan, the privileged place the château occupies in their correspondence and the influence of Comte François de Castellane Adhémar de Monteil, « Viceroy » of Provence from 1669 to 1714, all conspire to make this a key site in the history of the region.
For a first view of the Château de Grignan