Château de Fonscolombe

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Château de Fonscolombe
General information
Type Château
Address 3301 Route de Saint-Canadet
Town or city Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade
Country France
Completed 1720
Owner Mrs de Saporta

The Château de Fonscolombe is a château, vineyard and winery in Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade.

Location[edit]

It is located at 3301 Route de Saint-Canadet in Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, a village 15km away from Aix-en-Provence.[1][2]

History[edit]

The castle was built for Honoré Boyer de Fonscolombe (1683-1743) in 1720.[1][2][3] It is surrounded by a garden with sculptures by Jean-Pancrace Chastel (1726-1793).[2]

It has been listed as a monument historique since 1989.[3] Its current owner is Mrs de Saporta (a descendant of Gaston de Saporta).[2] Additionally, the sculptures in the garden and the chapel were listed in 1994.[3] It is open to the public every weekday from 9am to 12pm, and from 2pm to 6pm.[2] It is also open on Saturdays from 9:30am to 12pm, and from 2:30pm to 6pm.[2]

Vineyard[edit]

It spans 70 hectares of vineyards, and produces red, rosé and white wines.[1][2]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 43°38′20″N 5°28′05″E / 43.639°N 5.468°E / 43.639; 5.468