Discover the Royal Palace, where the illustrious Marquise de Sévigné resided and passed away. Admire stunning views of Provence, its lavender fields, and one of the most beautiful villages in France.
In the heart of the Drome, part of Provence, built on a rocky hill, the chateau of Grignan dominates the landscape. An example of the Renaissance architecture and French classic style, the building has had an eventful story.
A fortified castle mentioned as early as the 11th century, it was transformed into a luxury residence by the Adhemar family at the Renaissance. In the 17th century, the Marquise of Sévigné visits her daughter Françoise-Marguerite, who had become countess of Grignan after her marriage. The letters of the marquise to her daughter will make her famous and contribute to the reputation of the chateau. Dismantled during the French revolution, then rebuilt in the 20th century by Marie Fontaine, it has been the property of the Drome Department since 1979, who has been leading ambitious renovation and acquisitions projects.
Listed as an Heritage Site in 1993 and with a Musée de France label, the chateau of Grignan offers a journey through the art of living in different centuries. The chateau organises every summer the theatrical Night Festival and hosts different cultural events all year long.
- Historic patrimony
- Fresco/wall painting
- Town / Village
Labels and ranking
- Michelin guide
- Le Routard guide
- Vineyards and Discovery Accreditation
- Petit Fûté
- Bad weather alternative
- Qualité Tourisme™
- The Lavender Routes
- Children's entertainment
- Entertainment evenings
- Handicrafts workshops
From 01/03 to 30/06/2023, daily.
From 01/07 to 31/08/2023, daily.
From 01/09 to 31/10/2023, daily.
From 01/11 to 31/12/2023, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on November 11th and December 25th.
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Guided individual tours available permanently
- Average Duration of the individual tour: 75 minutes
- Unguided group tours available permanently
- Guided group tours on request
- Average duration of groups visit: 75 minutes
- Max. group size: 30
Reduced price: 6 €.
Free entry for press, the drivers, disabled people.
- Bank/credit card
- Travellers Cheque
- Culture voucher
Amenities and Services
- Booking of general amenities
- Educational visits
- Guided tours
- Room hire
- Themed tour
- Ticketing in number
- Tourist brochures
- Not accessible in a wheelchair