Chateau de Mazan Hotel

At the heart of a Provencal village, 30mn from Avignon between the Mont Ventoux and the Vaucluse Hills. Chateau de Mazan is a family run independent hotel with a very personnalized decoration. This is an elegant, warm and welcoming castle with a gourmet restaurant. It’s an ideal base to discover our beautiful Provence.

Services

  • 4 star Hotel at the foot of the Mont Ventoux
  • 30 rooms
  • Outdoor pool
  • landscaped garden
  • Gourmet Restaurant
  • Bistro lunch
  • Bar and lounges
Terrace suite 

Marquis de Sade and le Chateau de Mazan

DONATIEN ALPHONSE FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS DE SADE (1740 – 1814)
« Man would be the most content of creatures if only requirements of any illusion did not immediately spring forth from reality”. (Marquis de Sade / 1740-1814 / Justine / 1788)

CHÂTEAU DE MAZAN, A PLACE FULL OF HISTOR
Le Chateau was built circa 1720, during France’s early Regency Period. The most notorious individual within these four walls was, of course, the Marquis de Sade. It was here, in 1772, that the Marquis organized the very first Theatre Festival in France. The plays in which he personally performed were shown in both Mazan and Lacoste castles.

During the revolution, Sade was declared persona non grata in Mazan, the family archives were destroyed and the Château was damaged.
After the Revolution, the Chateau remained Sade’s family property until 1850. Its use has varied from this date. Initially, it was a private Residence and later the Chateau played host to a religious school. In 1923, It became Mazan’s old people’s house which finally closed in 1999.

In early 2001, the Château was bought by Madame Lhermie, who after a year and half of renovation work, turned it into a real “Hôtel de Charme”.

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Your travelogue : Provence

Our team will be very happy to advise you and help you arrange excursions and days trips during your stay,
or hiking in our beautiful region: 
Avignon and its Palais des Papes, Mont Ventoux, the Luberon with its wilderness and its famous villages, Gordes, l'Isle sur la Sorgue, a paradise for bagain hunters and fly fishing, the Wine Routes are within 30 minutes drive from the hotel. 

Activities

Oustanding natural sites
  • Mont-Ventoux
  • Dentelles de Montmirail
  • Luberon Natural Regional Park
  • Gorges de la Nesque
  • Gorges du Toulourenc
  • Fontaine de Vaucluse
  • Provencal Colorado
  • Colourful and lively Provencal markets : For the eyes and mouth pleasures, each day of the week has its market. 
Sport activities
  • Hotel outdoor pool
  • Bicycle rides in our glorious countryside. Possibility to rent your bikes before arriving at the hotel. Just ask us and we will have them delivered before your arrival in our secured bike storage.
  • Tennis courses in the village
  • On the sides of the Mont Ventoux: cycling up the Mont Ventoux Mountain biking, Rope park in next door village of Mormoiron, Quad, Hiking, Paragliding.
  • In the Dentelles de Montmirail: Climbing and hiking
  • On the Sorgues river: Kayaking, fly fishing
  • Two 18 holes golf course within 30mn drive Bicycle
Cultural Activities
  • Vaison-la-Romaine, its Roman ruins and its superb medieval upper town
  • Orange and its Roman Amphitheatre
  • Isle sur la Sorgue its canals, lively sunday market and antique shops
  • Luberon and its hilltop villages
  • Avigon and the Pope Palace
  • 5 villages rated amongst the top 100 most beautiful villages of France
  • The wine route :
  • Côtes du Ventoux
  • Côtes du Rhône
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Vineyards, wine tasting