Copyright Images – Alain Hocquel – Vaucluse – Provence
Lacoste is a charming perched village with a magnificent location in the heart of the Luberon Natural Regional Park. Lacoste partly owes its reputation to the outstanding quality of the luminous soft limestone quarried here. The village is crowned by the Château of the divine Marquis, Louis-Alfonse Donatien de Sade, who lived here in the 18th century. The castle was pillaged and destroyed during the French Revolution, and has since been bought by the famous couturier Pierre Cardin who has done much work to consolidate and renovate the site.