In the heart of the Provence at the foot of the Luberon, Lourmarin is one of the most beautiful villages in France.
This Provencal village is located 35km from Aix-en-Provence, 18km from Pertuis, 58km from Avignon via Cavaillon and Lauris and 70km from Marseille.
Discover the streets and their fountains, medieval houses, the 12th century fortress, the oldest protestant church of Provence (1806), the belfry and its 17th century clock or the 16th century church.
It should be noted that Lourmarin is also a village of men of letters : Albert Camus, winner of the Nobel prize for Literature and author of "L'Etranger" or "La Peste" lived and wrote in Lourmarin and rests now in the village's cemetery.
Likewise, the English writer Peter Mayle is living not far from Lourmarin. He is, additionally, the author of the best seller from which the movie "Une grande année"is taken, set in the surrounding villages…
Lourmarin's castle :
The castle was built by the Agoult family in the 15th century. Then it damaged a lot in the 16th century. This monument (classified as historical Monument since 1946) has been restored since 1921. The castle is in two main parts: The old castle of the 15th century and the new castle.
The "Coquille" bridge :
Located at the entrance of Lourmarin's comb, less than 2 km from the village, in Apt direction, this bridge, over the Aiguebrun, will surprise you with its "shell" construction.
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