Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Marquis de Sade's Chateau

Today we visited Rousillion, the town with the beautiful ochre colored walls. The buildings are painted in colors of rose, pale blues and yellows and shades of golden orange. Then we traveled to Goult and had lunch at Cafe de la Poste and saw another chateau and many beautiful side streets and lovely shuttered windows. 
Our last stop was the village of La Coste, the home of the ruins of the Marquis de Sade's chateau which is now owned by the Pierre Cardin Foundation which seeks to preserve artistic heritage. We climbed to the top of the village to see the chateau and found some fascinating sculptures among the restored ruins.

1 comment:

Katherine Thomas said...

How I would love to visit a place like this! So many inspirational buildings and scenes for paintings! Looks like you had good clear days for sightseeing! Your photos are great!