Grambois

The Vaucluse Departement - Luberon Nature Park - Pop.: 1,268 inh.

puce BetweenPertuis and Forcalquier via the D956 and N100.

Grambois, landscape



Situated in the eastern part of the Parc Regional Naturel du Luberon,Grambois is a charming hill-top village with an altitude of 370 m.

Grambois is a picturesque Provencal village which has kept its own unique style and character, thus resisting the construction of new buildings.


Grambois, Clock tower


Visitors soon fall under the charm of Grambois, with its paved streets and pretty gardens, and the old stone houses that have been carefully restored.

Film-maker Yves Robert was so enchanted by the village that he shot several scenes from his film "La gloire de mon pere".

Grambois is a typical Provençal village as described by Marcel Pagnol et Jean Giono.



Grambois, castle
While walking in the town you can discover the door of the ramparts, the passage-way "de templiers" with ornate windows as well as a beautiful nobles' residence built on the foundations of a 9th century chateau (privately owned today).

In the 14th century, Grambois was one of the 12 fortresses of Provence and this explains its rich heritage.

Grambois, church



You can not miss the church ND de Beauvoir (11th to 14th century), situated at the attractive place de la mairie.

Numerous artistic, cultural and musical festival are held during the summer but all year-round you can admire the art and local crafts that are produced here : santons, paintings, sculptures, ironwork, earthenware, pottery, furniture and jewellery. .




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puce What to see:

9th and 13th century church.
1870 belltower.
14th century ramparts, Renaissance houses.
Passage des Templiers with ornate windows.

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puce Leisure activities:

Hiking and tourist trails.
Tennis. Petanque.
Fishing and swimming.
Santon and ceramic workshops and other craftshops.
Exhibitions, cultural festivals :mid-August "meet the artists".

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puce Accommodation:


Hotels.
Rural gites. Holiday rentals.
Bed and breakfast.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Peypin d'Aigues (4 km), La Bastide des Jourdans (5 km) and La Tour d'Aigues (7 km).

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