Lourmarin is an ideal base for your vacation to Provence. It is set among vineyards, olive groves, almond trees, fields of wild herbs and, in the summer months, brilliantly coloured rows of lavender and sunflowers. Located in the heart of Provence, amid a multitude of picturesque villages perched on hilltops, it is midway between Aix-en-Provence (the ‘Paris of the South’) and Avignon (the ‘City of the Popes’), and is within easy reach of the famous Mediterranean beaches.
Considered the gateway to the Lubéron, one of France’s most esteemed natural parks, Lourmarin also has easy access to hiking, cycling, horseback riding and other outdoor activities. The village has its own allure, and is steeped in history, culture, arts and gastronomy. Lourmarin boasts the narrow, winding lanes of a typical, medieval village. It is officially one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France and has long been a popular destination for French and international vacationers alike.
Take a stroll through the most beautiful villages of the Luberon, located in the Vaucluse department of Provence.
A 30-minute YouTube video about Provence by Rick Steves, an American author and television personality focusing on European travel.
Watch a short BFMTV report on Lourmarin (in French)
Autumn is one of our favourite times of the year in Provence. The landscape is simply magnificent - bright reds, yellows and oranges as far as the eye can see. And there are fewer people too, so you can explore the touristy places at your leisure.