cucuron village luberon

3 km from Vaugines, 5 km from 'Ansouis, 7 km from Villelaure, Sivergues, Auribeau, 9 km from Lourmarin, 10 km from Saignon, 11 km from Saint Martin de la Brasque

GPS : Longitude : 5.44 E - Latitude : 43.773609 N
Altitude : 375 m
Population : 1828

Nestling on the foothills of the Luberon, Cucuron is a charming typically Provençal village. The old village, surrounded by thirteenth-century ramparts, counts a wealth of ancient towers, hotels and town houses, as well as a church, which features a historical organ…

lane cucuron channel of cucuron

What to see, what to visit: the parochial Romano-Gothic church of Notre-Dame-de-Beaulieu dominating the village; the olive oil press (housed in a grotto under the city walls), which has been pressing the olives of Cucuron for the past four centuries; the Museum Marc-Deydier, showcasing regional archaeological discoveries and a great many ethnographic artefacts (tools, santons...)
Available activities: horse riding; the artificial lake; numerous walking and mountain bike circuits.

tower ruins cucuron luberon tower of castel cucuron luberon

Provençal market: Tuesday morning. Festivities: votive festival in early July. Festival of Sainte-Tulle and, in May, ritual of the 'May tree', which features a poplar tree being erected on the church square (during the 18th century, this was a ritual offering to ward off the plague).

panoramic cucuron luberon