The castle, situated between Salon de Provence and Aix-en-Provence, is one of the most beautiful castles in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. The painter, Marius Granet stayed there numerous times. The château, “castrum of Barbentum” was referred to in 1064 for the first time The architectural elements are typical of medieval fortresses. The castle was completely transformed after 1630 and austerity and classicism were combined to give this building a picturesque charm. The castle is composed of about sixty rooms each of which has its own architectural and decorative specificity. French style ceilings dating back to the Renaissance and XVIIth Century and tapestries from Flanders, Brussels and Aubusson are famous. Beautiful gypsum sculptures and mural paintings from the XVIIIth century are located in the reception rooms, the dining room and the bedrooms.
Museum: La Barben Castle
City: La Barben