Prieuré de la Tuiliere

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The origins of the Prieuré de la Tuiliere are shrouded in the mists of time, and little is known about early settlements here at the sheltered head of the valley. However, the site is known to be an ancient one and coins bearing the insignia of the Greek Phocean colony of Massilia (Marseille) dating from 500 BC were found on the estate in the 1920s, and Visigoth remains were unearthed a generation later. The present house is thought to date back to the mid-sixteenth century, although the kitchen wing, which is built against a hidden underground cavern, may incorporate vestiges of an earlier structure. more...