Marquis de Sade Castle Restored by Pierre Cardin

Second post today. This 15th-century castle, once the residence of the Marquis de Sade, was restored by world-known fashion icon Pierre Cardin. Located in Lacoste, a commune in The Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

The legendary château, in ruins before Cardin stepped in, occupies a 70-acre hilltop site overlooking the medieval village of Lacoste.

With the castle courtyard’s structural integrity reestablished, the area, which affords visitors views of the Lubéron mountains, is now used as an event location of the Festival de Lacoste, a summer concert series produced by Cardin.

Designer Pierre Cardin sits in one of the stone walled rooms.

The entrance hall , where a bronze figure of a man sits on a Renaissance chest.

An arrangement of Louis XV and XVI giltwood chairs and an elaborately carved Rococo side table are among the designer’s selections for the peach first-floor reception area.

A cabinet showcases his collectibles, including an Egyptian mask and a grouping of early pewter tableware.

The quarry now serves as a concert space.

In the second-floor dining room, Cardin combined furnishings from multiple periods, some of which he acquired at a Paris flea market.

The castle’s walls were constructed of Ménerbes stone taken from the quarry.

Photography by Derry Moore
All images and information from Architectural Digest.
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