Lauris

The Vaucluse Departement - Luberon Nature Park - Pop.: 3,854 inh.

puce On the D973 which links Cavaillon (26km) to Pertuis (16km).

Lauris, the village

This beautiful village sits atop a rocky ridge between the Durance and the Luberon Luberon mountain.

Perched on its cliff, Lauris offers an amazing view across the Durance valley, the Alpilles and the Luberon.


Lauris, the castle

Like the figurine on the prow of a ship the XVIII° Century chateau rises straight from the rock and dominates superb hanging gardens where pools and lakes have kept all their charm.

On the other hand the chateau, which was demolished in 1730 and rebuilt many times over has, unfortunately a lot less character.


Lauris, church

Today it is an elderly persons nursing home and hosts visiting foreign delegations.

Walk round the old village and you won't fail to notice the extremely beautiful, delicately sculpted bell tower atop the church..



Lauris, street



Wander further and you'll chance upon the ancient washing areas with their stones polished down the ages which have helped keep Lauris an authentic village with a lot of charm.




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puce What to see:

XVIII° C. Chateau (private, no visits).
Gardens, terraces and pools in the grounds of the chateau.
Parish church ND de la Purification with its beautiful campanile.
Classified Organs from the XIX°C, paintings, shrines.
Saint Roch Chapel.

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puce Leisure activities:

Market, Monday a.m. Walking.
Hiking and Mountain Biking.
Fishing. Tennis. Horse riding.
Pétanque. Skate-board area.
Healthy trail in the Roquefraiche wood (1,8 Km).
Antiques fair, whitsun Saturday.
1st Saturday in February, Candlemas and wine fair.
Opera, last fortnight in August.
Fete the 1st Sunday in August (...and the following days...!).

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puce Accommodation:


Hotel.
Bed and breakfast.
Vacation rentals. Gites.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Puget (3km) and Lourmarin (4km).

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