The bell tower of Château de Lacoste sits upon a hilltop overlooking the quaint Provence village. Lacoste was one of our favorite locations we visited -- and we love how it shares a similar namesake as our current hometown.
The history of Château de Lacoste is particularly interesting. Purchased in 2001 by Pierre Cardin, the Château de Lacoste was the home of the Marquis de Sade. Today, the ruins of the Château have been beautifully restored by Cardin -- sans the whips and chains.
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