THE RENAISSANCE OF THE DIAMOND OF PROVENCE Seigniorial residence of the Marquis of Thézan-Vénasque
"A fully furnished palace for the pleasure of young and old visitors"
(Les Pépites du Patrimoine - Avril 2023)
work is still in progress!
We would like to thank the thousands of visitors who have accompanied us this year
and we look forward to seeing you again
on May, the 1st 2024
to discover new exhibits
Between Luberon and Ventoux, the Castle of Thezan surprises by its majestic stature and its composite architecture.
Built on the foundations of a Roman villa, its current appearance tells how, from the Renaissance to the 19th century, generations transformed the ancient fortress into a castle of pleasure.
The Castle of Thezan will then become a famous hydrotherapy institute where the beautiful society will come to discover the pleasures and the benefits of water.
The end of the 1980s marked a turning point in the life of the Diamond of Provence: from its glorious hours, it sank into oblivion and turned in on itself.
Open to vandalism, it was saved from abandonment by its purchase in 2019.
The new owners are carrying out a global project to restore the site and share with the public this still little-known castle of Provence.
During a guided tour, you can discover this Provençal heritage where the historical salons with their sumptuous decorations, entirely refurbished, merge with the old baths, unique and miraculously preserved infrastructures.
Like Beaumarchais, who came here in search of inspiration for his "Marriage of Figaro", you can also stroll freely in the alleys of the English park, where the remarkable trees and the gushing fountains will give you a moment out of time.