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Ansouis: pictures, description (Ansouis)

In the provençal village of Ansouis, as in some others, there is a local legend about the great love and generosity. In Ansouis its characters are living in the end of XIII - beginning of XIV century historic site, and Dolphin. Beautiful and noble Dolphin decided to become a nun, but, nevertheless, gave his consent to the marriage Allseason de Sabrano, however, in the absence of the marital relationship. Historic site, a respected her decision and he supported the peasants, he is also credited with miracles such as healing the sick. After the death of the historic site, and the Dolphin was canonized, and his relics rest in the local Church of St. Martin. The Church was built in the XIII century and is one of the attractions of Ansouis.

The village of Ansouis, located in the Department of Vaucluse, in the southern part of the Luberon. One of the neighbouring cities is AIX-EN-Provence is a little further Avignon. Ansouis is a typical Provencal village with its inherent atmosphere and is included in the list of the most beautiful villages of France.

At its Foundation was the selected place in the valley of the durance river, protected from the Mistral. One of the oldest buildings in Ansouis is a castle that was built in the X century. In the second half of the XII century the castle was owned by the family de Sabran, who ruled them for eight centuries. The castle was rebuilt several times - initially, he has served as a fortress that stood on the road between AIX-EN-Provence and Aptom, then the family de Sabran turned it into a family residence, after conversion took place in the XV, XVII and XIX centuries. In the complex of the castle even survived two of the four towers that were built in the beginning of its history.

On the street the Old Mill in Ansouis is the unusual Museum of Georges Masua. It is possible to see not only this artist's work and traditional provençal furniture, but recovered underwater cave. The Museum itself is housed in the cellars of the fifteenth century. Another local Museum is devoted to crafts and wine and is located in the castle Turkan.