Buckle up for a thrilling, zig-zagging drive through cliffs and forests to reach the village of Lourmarin which sits on the slice of land between the Grand and Petit Luberon.
Founded by the knight hospitaliers in the 12th century, Lourmarin then had its fair share of turmoil throughout the wars of religion.
Admire the 15th century castle, built and occupied by the Agoult family over three generations, visited by François I in 1537 and now home to the yearly summer music festival, piano recitals, theatre productions and Jazz concerts.
After the visit, head down the quaint cobbled streets, darting in and out of the knick-knack boutiques, quirky art galleries and antique shops before slumping down in a bar for a cold one or…go on then… head into one of
the gastronomic restaurants and treat yourself to a delicious Provençal meal!
- Cycle around the countryside
- Stock up on fresh produce off the Friday morning market
- Walk through the Foret des Cedres (Pine Forest)
- Visit the surrounding picturesque villages
- Join the summer festival
- Potter around the chic boutiques
- Visit the castle
How to get there
Trains: Avignon ( 1h)
Airports: Avignon (45 mins). Marseille ( 52 mins)
Car: See map
Fancy staying in Lourmarin?
There are some stunning villas for rent in this part of Provence. Check out this link for more details.