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Cucuron

 
Departement of Vaucluse - Luberon - Pop.: 2000 h.

South of Apt (28 km) by routes D943 and D56 (at Lourmarin).

Cucuron - Bell tower

Cucuron is a splendid village in the heart of the Luberon regional Nature Park, set right at the foot of the Luberon mountain.

You can admire the fabulous vegetation abundant in color and fragrances, and as you turn the corner, the panorama is revealed in front of you. There is Bosco's country at your feet, in the horizon the Montagnes St. Victoire so dear to Cézanne, the Alpilles of Daudet and as far as you can see are the Alpes de Provence of Giono !


Cucuron - Castle



The village is lively and busy all year round, Cucuron is not one of those Luberon villages that only wakes up in the summer tourist months.

Here there are more than 200 farms producing cherries, melons, olives, and the Côtes du Luberon wines.



Cucuron - Street



Besides work there is plenty of fun! The activities program is ctaock full of exciting possibilities : chambre music, opera, theater exhibitions, and various celebrations all in a warm and friendly atmosphere.



What to see:

The old village roofs from the St. Michel Dungeon.
Notre Dame de Beaulieu.
Ramparts, doors and 13thc. towers.
Old buildings and 17ttic. Aristocrat homes.
Marc Deydier Museum.
Oil mill in cave under the ramparts in November through December during picking and pressing.



Leisure activities:

Tuesday morning market at the pond. Hiking.
Horseback riding. Mountain biking. Tennis.
Fishing and swimming in the Durance and the Etang de la Bonde (pond).
Scrabble and Chess tournaments open to all.
Cinema. Cultural events (concerts, exhibitions, art galleries).



Accommodation:

Hotels.
Bed and breakfast and guest houses.
Holiday rentals.
Campsites.



Neighbouring villages:

Vaugines (3km), Ansouis (6km), Sannes (6km).







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