Château de Carros

Carros, France

Château de Carros is a jewel of 12th century Provençal architecture, characterized by a rectangular main building with four towers in the corners. The first owner was Lord Rostaing de Carros (mentioned 1156), but soon after the castle was moved to the hands of De Placas family who owned it over 600 years. Since 1998 the castle has housed CIAC, International Center of Contemporary Art.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)


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Rick RTV (10 months ago)
Hidden gem of a museum with interesting contemporary art pieces in the old village of Carros. I will definitely go back this summer
Asher McInerney (10 months ago)
On the top of the Carros Village situé an old château renovated strictly for the purpose of housing contemporary art. The entry courtyard is quite ornate, and admission was free. For the current message in a bottle exhibit, each salon has been carefully filled with well thought out mixed media and glass art from 2 local artists in residence. The museum was not crowded, and we were able to obtain a tour from one of the local artists, making the experience truly special. If you are an art lover and don't appreciate crowds or paying admission, this is a drive worth taking and a stop worth making. The village is quite lovely as well.
Ewa Ka (2 years ago)
Such an amazing place to visit. We really enjoyed this art and impressive views. Very friendly staff and nice atmosphere.
Michel Ribas (3 years ago)
Magical and magnificent place. Exhibition of works of art of questionable flavors.
Ka P06 (3 years ago)
Always a very warm welcome and incredible exhibitions!
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