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La Tour d'Aigues

 
Departement of Vaucluse - Luberon - Pop.: 4,500 h.

6 km North east of Pertuis on the D956.

La Tour d'Aigues - Castle

Located in the southern part of the Luberon, La Tour d'Aigues is a pleasant village on the banks of the River Eze within the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon.

Essentially an agricultural center, La Tour d'Aigues is surrounded by cultivated fields and vinefields which produce a well respected wine.



La Tour d'Aigues - tower
Capital of the Aigues valley, this large village can offer visitors the remains of a magnificent Renaissance château which is worth the detour. The Tour d'Aigues château will remind you of certain Renaissance château in the Loire valley or in the Ile de France, notably because it was based on their designs.

The elegant proportions of its XVIth C. facade make a surprising contrast with other plainer chateau in the area. With its theatrical decor it's easy to imagine the past splendour of this Renaissance edifice especially while you admire the still intact gateway which takes the form of a splendid triumphal arch, one of the most beautiful in Provence.

La Tour d'Aigues - View

The château remains belong to the Conseil Général du Vaucluse which is responsible for their renovation. Little by little the chateau's original beauty is returning...

Nowadays the cellars host an earthenware Museum with exhibits found during the restoration works and a well documented local history Exhibition Museum.

Each summer the château hosts the South Luberon theater, music and dance festival.


La Tour d'Aigues - Door



Whilst visiting the chateau, you won't miss the amazing musical walk, where your footsteps will ring around the old stone walls of the château, as if by magic... Children love it...!


What to see:

Renaissance chateau remains.
ND de Romegas church. (XIIIth - XVIIIth)
Local History Museum, Earthenware Museum (Museums in the chateau).



Leisure activities:

Market Tuesday morning.
Walking and Hiking and Mountain Biking. Tennis.
Musical Walks in the chateau.
Summer events, dance events, music festival...



Accommodation:

Hotel.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.
Campsite.



Neighbouring villages:

La Bastidonne (6km), Grambois (6km), Ansouis (8km).


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