Between small and large Luberon to the output of a valley that bears his name,
Lourmarin is dominated by a Renaissance castle.
The village lies between 169m and 818m above sea level and its 997 inhabitants.
Lourmarin, with its small winding streets and beautiful old facades, has a typically Mediterranean architecture.
Enjoy the Provencal atmosphere on the terrace of one of its many cafes and restaurants.
The village is one of the most beautiful villages in France.
In the twelfth century fortress that was created.
The entrance to the Combe de Lourmarin was then considered the move "the most dangerous of Lower Provence".
The Renaissance castle was rebuilt on the ruins of the ancient fortress in the fifteenth century by Foulques d'Agoult.
In the late fifteenth century, in 1470,
a colony of Waldensians from
Piedmont moved to the village.
April 18, 1545, the village is
burned and does not escape
perpetrated in the region.
Albert Camus lived, written here. He is buried in the village cemetery.
With his Nobel prize for literature awarded in 1957 the writer bought in 1958, a magnanerie former.
Lourmarin's castle which was built in the fifteenth century on the foundations of
the fortress of the XII century. After the Revolution it fell into ruins.
Its restoration will begin in 1920.
It shelters a cultural fundation today.
Visit to see their grand ceremonial staircase screw, its loggia, its galleries to its Italian and fireplaces adorned with columns and caryatids to faces of Indians.
Open from 10am to 11.30 and from 14.30 to 17.30.
€ 6 per adult and € 2.5 for children.
TEL: 04 90 68 15 23 WEB...
The Belfry said "salt box" of the seventeenth century.
The Romanesque church of St André.
The Protestant Church which has a monumental organ built in 1840.
The market takes place on Friday morning (by car come early because the crowd is such that parking is quickly saturated).