Lauris is a beautiful hilltop village offering a magnificent view over the valley of the Durance, the Alpilles and the Luberon. Narrow streets, its old washing and beautiful hanging gardens adorned with fountains and ponds will charm you.
Lauris ranges between 128 and 680 m above sea level and has 3420 inhabitants. The
town is now part of the Luberon Regional Park.
The name is related to Lauris Laurus Roman veteran who owned the villa in Villelaure Lauria and a second on the current site of Lauris.
In the Middle Ages the name of Lauris was finally adopted.
The Castle and its terraces of 18th century.
Demolished in 1730, rebuilt in 1733, remodeled and restored many times.
The priory of Saint-Jean.
The parish church of Notre-Dame de la Purification Lauris (1702-1711) and its beautiful bell tower delicately carved, one of the most beautiful in the region.
The Church of St. Roch.
The court artisans.
Each year, nearly two hundred local residents is a pageant depicting various events in the village since prehistoric times.
The cedar forest for half a day of hiking.
Durance for a canoe trip.
The garden of dye plants
The market takes place here on Monday.