Château de Grignan

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.

Description

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.

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Themes

  • Historic patrimony
  • Castle
  • Palace
  • Sun dial
  • Fresco/wall painting

Labels and ranking

  • Michelin guide
  • Le Routard guide
  • Qualité Tourisme™

Activities

  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment
  • Concert
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Entertainment evenings
  • Shows
  • Theatre
  • Handicrafts workshops

Opening

From 01/09 to 31/10/2020
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/11 to 31/12/2020
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Closed on Monday.
Closed exceptionally on November 11th and December 25th.

Visit

Individual tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Average Duration of the individual tour: 75 minutes

Group tour

  • Unguided group tours available permanently
  • Guided group tours on request
  • Average duration of groups visit: 75 minutes
  • Min. group size: 20
  • Max. group size: 30

Rate

Full price: 8 to 10 €
Reduced price: 6 to 8 €
Adult: 6 to 10 €
Child: 8 €
Student: 6 to 8 €
Job seeker: 6 to 8 €
Set price group adults: from 200 €
Set price group children: from 50 €.

Free entry for children < 12 years, press, the drivers, disabled people.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Individuals
Guided tour (1h15) : 8 € – 6 € discounted*
Visit on your own with audio-guide (FR/EN/NL/D) : 6 € – 4 € discounted*
Free audio-guide for children available free of charge (from 6 years old)
Free : under 12, people with a disability, 3 châteaux card. *Discounted : 12-17 years old, students under 25, unemployed, RSA beneficiaries, card CEZAM.
Ticket 2 châteaux : 13 €
Ticket for two chateaux de la Drome (Grignan and/or Suze-la-Rousse and/or Adhémar/Montélimar) – valid one month from the date of purchase.
Ticket 3 châteaux : 18 €
Ticket for the three chateaux de la Drome (Grignan, Suze-la-Rousse/Adhémar)
Ambassador’s card « Clef des Châteaux » : 20 €
Non-transferable, valid one year from the date of purchase: free acces for the three chateaux de la Drome (Grignan, Suze-la-Rousse, Adhémar/Montélimar) and discounted fares for the cultural events (limited availability).

Groups (adults)
Guided tour (1h15)
Fixed price 150 €
Fixed price for a visit of 2 châteaux when booked together : 250 €
Fixed price for a visit of 3 châteaux when booked together : 300 €
Maximum 25 persons.

Payment options:

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Chèques Culture
  • Pass’Région

Situation

Show itinerary

Amenities and Services

  • Booking of general amenities
  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours
  • Room hire
  • Shop
  • Themed tour
  • Ticketing in number
  • Tourist brochures
  • Toilets
  • Parking