ansouis village luberon

4 km from Villelaure, 5 km from Cucuron, 8 km from La Motte d'Aigues, 29 km from Aix-en-Provence

GPS : Longitude : 5.463611 E - Latitude : 43.736668 N
Altitude : 365 m
Population : 1763

A picturesque village in the midst of the southern Luberon plain, Ansouis is dominated by its medieval castle (which has, over the centuries, been transformed into a residence). It offers entrancing views over the rooftops and the round tiles of the old town houses, and it is always a pleasure to explore Ansouis' narrow meandering streets… Expansive gardens and terraces make this village a truly charming place to visit.

panoramic view ansouis

What to see and visit: its Romanesque chapel, with impressive buttresses, set in the castle's grounds; the castle (the residence of the Sabran family); the church of Saint-Martin (a fortified twelfth century building); the tower clock; the watchtower; the Musée extraordinaire (sculptures, paintings, stained glasses, ceramics).
Activities available: mountain bike and walking circuits, cycling, riding, fishing, rock climbing...

Provençal market: Sunday morning. Festivities: fair every January and on the third Wednesday in November. Festival at the end of July. 'May Tree festival' on the first Sunday in May. Village festival on the third Sunday in July; Saint's day festivity in January. Worship of Saint-Elzéar and Sainte-Delphine on the last Sunday in September. Christmas period:  Midnight mass and live nativity scene. Festival of classical music, during early August, hosted at the castle.