Château de Vernègues

Vernègues, France

The village of Vernègues developed in the 8th century when, according to ancient maps, there were two hill top fortifications, the Castrum de Avallone and the Castrum Alvernicum. The latter, constructed on a rocky escarpment, became Vernègues and its medieval castle. On the evening of 11 June 1909, the Lambesc earthquake (magnitude 6 on the Richter scale) shook the region and destroyed practically all of the castle and the old village that had developed around it. Today, ruins on the south flank of the plateau are witness to the severity of the earthquake.

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Founded: 8th century AD
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Frankish kingdoms (France)

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Brigitte Gilles (4 months ago)
A beautiful walk around a castle which extends over a large plateau and at the end a magnificent view of several Provençal villages without forgetting the Lubéron, a moment of total escape!
Ludovic Hughes (11 months ago)
Absolutely magical. 10 stars if you love a castle.
Jérémy Vagné (4 years ago)
Ideal site for a walk, view of the plain of the Durance and the Luberon.
Daniel Azzarelli (5 years ago)
A beautiful place to spend an afternoon walking in nature.
M'Anon Deter Royus (5 years ago)
Beautiful suv soothing quiet location, period building beautiful stone monument
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