Château de Vauvenargues

Château de Vauvenargues information

On the north side of Montagne Ste-Victoire, the D10 passes Vauvenargues , home to 14th-century Château de Vauvenargues, where Picasso is buried. The red-brick castle, bought by the artist in 1958 and his home between 1959 and 1961, still belongs to the Picassos. It opened its doors to visitors for a few special months in 2009 to raise money for its restoration, nearing completion at time of research. It is once again closed to the public, but views of it from the sweet village, with Ste-Victoire in the background, are spectacular.