A place filled with history
Built in the heart of Provence in the Quattrocento style of the 18th century, this magnificent residence has belonged to two large families of humanists, that of the Marquis de Saporta and Fonscolombe. Its members are renowned in the sciences and weaponry, particularly in medicine and botany, as evidenced by their inventive friendship with Rabelais, their service with Henri de Navarre, and their correspondence with Darwin.
One of them even participated in the signing of the treaty granting Corsica to France. Jewel of diplomacy and the art of living, vibrant with the rhythm of adventures and holidays, Fonscolombe resonates three centuries of the history of France.
The Queen of England, Queen Mum, stayed there and planted an atlas cedar, and its shade still shelters us today. The Château grounds includes 180 species of trees and plants, a legacy of the famous botanist Gaston de Saporta in the 19th century.