lourmarin village luberon

2 km from Puyvert, 3 km from Cadenet, 6 km from Lauris, Vaugines, 8 km from Sivergues, 9 km from Cucuron, Bonnieux, 10 km from Villelaure, 11 km from Rognes, Ansouis, 13 km from Apt

GPS : Longitude : 5.364167 E - Latitude : 43.764168 N
Altitude : 200 m
Population : 1127

Originally, Lourmarin was a small town which developed around two Benedictine monasteries. Nowadays it is a peaceful and calm village, set in green and lush surroundings, nestling at the foot of the Luberon hills. Devastated by pillaging and plague in the fourteenth century, the local seigneur invited a number of families from the Vaud region of Switzerland to the village in 1470 – they farmed the land and repopulated the deserted region.

castel lourmarin chapel lourmarin

What to see and visit: its Renaissance castle (in two parts, with the oldest one dating back to the fifteenth century); the parochial Gothic church of Saint-André-et-Saint-Trophime (fifteenth and sixteenth centuries), a fifteenth-century Protestant temple; the castle houses a museum showcasing eighteenth-century Renaissance furniture; the old castle's furniture has been reproduced; a collection of musical instruments…
Activities available: hiking, equestrian, fishing, archery.

monument lourmarin
castel lourmarin luberon

Marché Provençal : vendredi matin. Festivités : fête le 1er dimanche de septembre. Festival d'été, concerts à l'église, au château, au temple. Théâtre sur les terrasses du château. Fondation Laurent Vibert, centre culturel accueillant les étudiants et les artistes. "Journées du Luberon", études traditionnelles. Expositions diverses au foyer rural : de juin à septembre.

panoramic view lourmarin luberon