Le Beaucet, a provençal village

Le Beaucet, a provençal village

Le Beaucet is a hilltop village in Provence, rich in history that you'll want to take your time discovering.
Take advantage of a sunny day to wander the cobbled streets of this Provencal village, admire its medieval architecture and discover the secrets hidden inside its monuments.
Curiosity will be your driving force as you admire, understand and travel through this lost village of Provence.

The Castle

The Castle

This castle was built in the 12th century, and today only vestiges remain. In 1783, lightning struck the castle and the violent wind fanned the fire, which completely destroyed the building.

However, you will still be able to see a few ramparts and sections of wall, traces of the drawbridge and moat, as well as a staircase suspended from an arch and carved into the rock, leading to the village.

But since 2014, thanks to a two-pronged restoration drive, the castle has regained its rightful place in the lives of the people of le Beaucet.  In addition to the esplanade, there are 120 m2 of rooms available for association meetings, conferences, exhibitions, concerts, etc.

The church

The church

This beautiful church is reached by a mule track paved with calades. It is a small, discreet church, full of charm, which has always nestled beneath the castle to which it was once attached.
From the lower part of the village, you can barely make it out, with only its octagonal bell tower and wrought-iron campanile visible against the sky.
But as you approach, you discover a little jewel set beneath the heavy, rounded cliffs.

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