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Lourmarin

 
Departement of Vaucluse - Luberon - Pop.: 1.300 h.

50 km. east of Avignon, on route N100 heading towards Forcalquier (26km).

Lourmarin - The village

Listed as "one of the most beautiful villages in France", Lourmarin nestles in the middle of vinyards, olive groves and almond trees.


A very animated village in the summer due to its numerous cafe terraces, restaurants and boutiques, Lourmarin attracts many visitors.



Castle of Lourmarin



There is a 15th and 16thc, castle that has peculiar stairs to see and magnificent apartments to admire. (only the Renaissance part of the castle is open to the public).



Lourmarin - Street


In the village you will notice the typical Mediterranean architecture in its winding narrow streets, lovely old restored houses, and well shaded public squares where you can immerse youself in the gentil Provençal ambience.


Lourmarin - Square


The inhabitants will want to remind you that Albert Camus, winner of the Nobel Literature Prize, lived and wrote here. In fact he was buried in the Lourmarin cemetary. In such esthetic surroundings and so lively an atmosphere, it is really the place to be in the Luberon in the summer months.


What to see:

"Boite a Sel" belfry. Romanesque church St. Andre.
Listed temple. Villa Medicis de Provence Castle (16th c.).
Provençal bastides (16th, 18th c.).
HQ Photographs of Lourmarin.



Leisure activities:

Friday morning market. Hiking.
Horseback riding. Mountain biking.
Swimming pool. Tennis. Archery.
Minigolf. Fishing in the Durance (4km.).
Summer events: Theater, concerts, conferences, exhibitions, local fairs.



Accommodation:

Hotels.
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Holiday rentals.
Campsite.



Neighbouring villages:

Puyvert (2 km), Cadenet (4km), Vaugines (5km), Lauris (5km),
Cucuron (7km), Bonnieux (10km).







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