The village of Pierre Cardin and the Marquis de Sade

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Lacoste has to be one of my favourite perched villages and sits proudly right in the heart of the Luberon Natural Regional Park!

Much of the village, especially the Château, has undergone restoration in recent years financed by the fashion designer Pierre Cardin. While many ‘incomers’, rich Parisians (including Cardin) and Londoners, migrate here for the Summer some local artisans remain.

Home of the Marquis de Sade

Arches and old buildings abound. The streets, narrow and cobbled, befit an old perched village in this part of the world. The old Château still dominates the village, a reminder of the time when the local lord was none other than the notorious Marquis de Sade.

Enjoy some splendid views of the Luberon from here including nearby Bonnieux and Ménerbes. Moreover, across the valley Gordes, Roussillon and even Mont Ventoux are all visible in the distance.

Market day: Tuesday morning.

At A Glance

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