Château Calissanne



The 17th century main building, its vast vaulted stables and its monumental courtyard bear witness to the former glory of the place which was occupied from the Gallo-roman period as a stronghold.

This 1,000 hectare estate, overlooked by an ancient quarry and farmed as a vineyard, has been completely rehabilitated from 2004 to 2008. The agency VIDALENC ARCHITECTES dedicated itself to the fitting of the private spaces and to turning common unused spaces to reception areas.

The stone used for the construction was taken from the quarries that used to stand on the site. These quarries have been exploited from Antiquity to WWI, and their stone was used, amongst others, in Aix-en-Provence (Cathédrale St-Sauveur and most of the city’s foutains) and in Marseille (Notre-Dame de la Garde, Palais Longchamp and the Pharo).