Discover the Luberon, Lourmarin, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. The center, located just 200 meters from Hotel Bastide, immerses you in a typical Provencal atmosphere with its narrow streets full of charm, fountains and medieval houses and historical buildings that you must visit
The castle of Lourmarin, in its current form dates from the 16th century. It has a beautiful collection of furniture and objects dating from the 16th and 19th century and is classified as a historical monument.
The village also has 4 beautiful fountains dating from the 18th century.
Albert Camus, Nobel prize of Literature and the poet Henri Bosco who have lived in the village and are buried there, have contributed to his frame.
See you every Friday at the village market to enjoy the products of local producers: guaranteed delight to the eyes and to the buds!
Autour de la ville, n’hésitez pas à emprunter les sentiers de randonnées, afin d’admirer les paysages qui s’offrent à vous : vignes, champs d’oliviers, montagnes, villages perchés et carrières d’ocres. La Provence déploie ses splendeurs naturelles et sa mosaïque de paysages pour le plus grand bonheur des visiteurs.
Around the city, do not hesitate to take the hiking trails, to admire the landscapes that are available to you: vineyards, olive groves, mountains, hilltop villages and ocher quarries. Provences deploys its natural beauty and its mosaic of landscapes to the delight of visitors.
Vaugines, a small village located 5 km from Lourmarin, on the side of the Luberon has a beautiful chapel built in the early 18th century. In front of the pediment were shot the last scenes of the film Jean de Florette.
Cucuron, located 8 km from Lourmarin, is a village of character with its ramparts, towers, church, belfry and dungeon. There is also a museum on the manufacture of olive oil. This charming place served as a backdrop to the film “The Hussar on the Roof” (“Le Hussard sur le toit”).
Ansouis, located 10 km from Lourmarin, is a village perched on a hill crowned by a 17th century castle recently inhabited by the royal family of SABRAN. Daedalus of old houses dating from the 17th century leading to the parish church SAINT MARTIN dating from the 13th century. From the garden to the castle, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Durance Valley and Sainte Victoire.
Lacoste, is a village 15 km from Lourmarin dating from the 15th century, repopulated by the Vaudois. It was built on a hillside supplanted by a castle that belonged to the 18th century to the Marquis de Sade. The castle was destroyed during the Revolution and partially rebuilt by Pierre Cardin who organizes in the Courtyard and in the adjoining quarries a festival of Music and Theater in July and August. Lacoste houses the French campus of the American University SCAD Savannah and Atlanta Art and Design.
Bonnieux, 12 km from Lourmarin, Mont St Michel de la Provence, is a very old village built on the mountainside. The streets have old houses of the 18th century. You will be surprised by the magnificent view of the valley and the North Luberon. The Bakery Museum created in 1983 perpetuated the tradition of sourdough bread in the village.
Roussillon, 20 km from Lourmarin, this village located in the heart of the largest ocher deposit in the world. This village is called the Provençal COLORADO. Ocher is everywhere in a palette of flamboyant colors both on the facades and in the mountains. The Trail of Ochres allows to see the natural pigments in the sand and landscapes shaped by Man and erosion.
A thirty kilometers from Lourmarin, you will visit the charming city of Aix-en-Provence, so dear to the heart of Cezanne who painted so many times the mountain of Sainte-Victoire, standing proudly at the gates of the city.
A walk on the Cour Mirabeau, main avenue of the city, is a must. Continue your exploration of Aix-en-Provence in the quiet, narrow streets of Provence. Finally you admire the many fountains that stand in the streets of the city. Art lovers and history will enjoy visiting the Cezanne’s museum, workshop and home of the painter, which tells the story of his life and his work.