Château de Sauvan, by Robert Allibert (introduction Alexandre Mahue)

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The Château de Sauvan, located in the town of Mane in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, is an 18th-century structure that underwent significant restoration in the 1980s. Known as the “Petit Trianon de Provence,” this château was almost in ruins in the early 1980s before it was beautifully restored by its new owners. The restoration included refurnishing the château with some of its original furniture, emphasizing its historical significance and grandeur.

As a private property, Château de Sauvan is regularly open to the public, allowing visitors to explore its unique architecture and history. The château is characterized by its single-story rectangular design with a central forward façade and a balcony supported by four columns. This architectural complex was listed as a Historic Monument in the late 1950s, and its park has been awarded the Jardin Remarquable label, recognizing its outstanding gardens.

The thoughtful restoration by the current owners not only preserved the château’s architectural integrity but also revitalized it as a significant historical and cultural site in the Provence region