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On the D4, between Apt (18 km) and Carpentras (26 km).

Discover the pretty village of Murs in the Luberon

Murs Castle

Le village de Murs

Murs is a charming little village situated in the Luberon Regional Nature Park, set amongst the vineyards of the Cotes du Ventoux (A.O.C) and orchards of cherry trees. When you arrive in the village, you will soon see the restored château, dating from the 15th century. The chateau dominates Murs but unfortunately is not open to the public.

The name of the town is pronounced "mürse" and its inhabitants are called "Mursois". There are around 410 inhabitants in the village.

The birthplace of Crillon "le Brave

Murs, Vaucluse

Whilewalking in the streets you will discover next to the church the birthplace of "le brave Crillon", "compagnon d'arme" of the famous Henri IV. The house was built in the 13th century and has now been transformed into a small history museum.

The plague Wall (“Mur de la Peste”)

Mur de la Peste à Murs

Visitors will also enjoy walking around the "Mur de la Peste" (the Plague wall). This 25-km long stone wall was built in 1721 to protect the Comtat Venaissin from the plague that was ravaging the port of Marseille.

Hiking and tourism around Murs

Murs Luberon

Surrounded by sumptuous scenery, Murs is a great place to go hiking (particularly around the Véroncle mills). For example, you can visit the Bérigoule caves or the Col des Trois Termes. A speleological association is based in Murs and will be able to give you information and guide you through the caves. Contact them in advance.

The Col de Murs

A beautiful winding road will take you to the Col de Murs, at an altitude of 626 metres, and the village of Venasque, through magnificent gorges and forest. The view of the Monts du Vaucluse is breathtaking.

A good restaurant in Murs?

You'll find a number of Provencal restaurants in the centre of the village of Murs. This is a great opportunity to eat in a small, pleasant Provencal village.

Where to stay in Murs?

Staying in Murs on holiday is an excellent idea. This charming little village is very relaxing and well situated for visiting the more famous villages of Gordes and Roussillon (where accommodation will be much more expensive). In Murs you'll find a hotel, chambres d'hotes and holiday rentals. Our favourites are listed below. For camping lovers, the VVF Villages in Murs is very pleasant.

What to see

Birthplace of "Crillon le Brave".
12th century Roman church.
Chapel ND du Salut.
The Veroncle gorges.
The "[Mur de la Peste]( (in French)")" (The Plague wall).

Leisure activities

Hiking, mountain biking, tennis and swimming pool.
Arts, crafts and cultural festivals.
Village festival, third Sunday in August.


The charming Hôtel Le Crillon occupies a 15th-century building in the village of Murs, near the Lubéron. It offers rooms with TV and private bathroom. Some of Le Crillon's rooms feature a private lounge or terrace.

105€ - 135€

Bed and breakfast

Featuring free Wi-Fi, a seasonal outdoor pool and a sun terrace, the suberb B&B Les Jardins d'Eleusis offers pet-friendly accommodation in Murs. Free private parking is available on site.

80€ - 150€

Holiday rentals

Located in Murs, the beautiful Mas La Rose Sauvage offers accommodation with a private pool, garden views and a balcony. This air-conditioned villa features 5 separate bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen and 5 bathrooms.


The vacation village of Murs, with its beautiful swimming pool, is located in the heart of the Luberon regional nature park. It welcomes you to an exceptional natural and green setting, ideal for a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation. It's also the ideal starting point for discovering the Provencal Colorado at Roussillon.


Joucas (5 km), Lioux (7 km), Gordes (8km) and Venasque (15 km).

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