The Château de Mazan
In the Footsteps of the Marquis de Sade
The Château de Mazan , built in the early 18th century near Carpentras, is known for having long belonged to the family of the scandalous Marquis de Sade. His father and uncle were born there and the writer himself stayed at the castle many times. In 1772, he even organised what turned out to be the first French theatre festival. Damaged during the Revolution, Château de Mazan remained the property of the Sade family until 1850. Bought in 2001 by Madame Lhermie, it became a hotel with twenty-five rooms and suites, housed in the castle, the chapel and an outbuilding.