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Ansouis

 
Departement of Vaucluse - Luberon - Pop.: 1.057 h.

22 km. north of Aix en Provence by route D556 to Pertuis then take D56.

Ansouis - Castle


Ansouis, a village of Luberon sheltered from the Mistral, is full of tiny streets dotted with boutiques and artists' workshops. As you walk about, you can admire the village square shaded by the indigenous plane trees or take in the local atmosphere at the terrace of the cafe.

Ansouis - Castle


There is a beautiful medieval (12th, c.) castle which can be visited even though privately owned.

Inside the castle of Ansouis is a magnificent collection of 17th and 18thc. furniture as well as splendid tapistries.

Ansouis - Castle



Ansouis coat of arms
The exterior gardens and terraces add grace and charm to the setting as a whole.


What to see:

Chateau d'Ansouis.
St. Martin Church (12th c.).
Museum (sculptures, painting, stained glass windows, ceramics).



Leisure activities:

Sunday morning market.
Hiking. Mountain biking.
Summer festivals : Feast Day in July, concerts, theatre, exhibitions.
Crafts : santon figurines, ceramics, wood sculptures.



Accommodation:

Bed and breakfast.
Vacation rentals. Gites.



Neighbouring villages:

Cucuron (4km), Sannes (3km), La Tour d'Aigues (7km).


Ansouis - Bell tower Ansouis - Door Ansouis - Fort







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