Exploring Provence

Lourmarin is situated in the Luberon Regional Park with numerous hiking, bike/horse riding paths through wild thyme, rosemary and juniper. I have lots of maps, guides and ideas to make the most of this wonderful place.

There are many attractive villages in the vicinity of Lourmarin: Cucuron, Lauris, Ansouis and travelling north through the combe, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Gordes, Apt, Ménerbes and Roussillon, to name but a few.

Larger towns within an hour's drive include Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Arles, St. Remy de Provence and Marseille.

The French Riviera with Antibes, Cannes with its famous film festival, Nice, and St. Tropez are all a day-trip from here.

Antique Theatre

Annual international meeting of photography in Arles


First century Roman arena

The Gorges du Verdon is a spectacular canyon to the north east, with hiking, camping, and river rafting.

Gorges du Verdon

Nearby is the Plateau of Valensole with vast lavender fields and lakes.

Plateu of Valensole

Further to the east are the ski areas of Briançon and the Alps.

Ski areas

The beautiful unspoilt village of Ansouis ... which occasionally erupts, as during the Fête de la Musique


Market day in Cucuron around the étang.


Palace of the Popes, Avignon


The Camargue is a protected natural reserve 90 minutes to the south in the Rhone delta. Famous for bird watching, black bulls, white Camargue horses, and pink famingos. 


Activities you can pursue in the area include wine tasting, hiking, shopping at the local markets, French language lessons, painting & Photography workshops, Rock climbing, museums, sporting events, river rafting, etc.

Acitivities in the area

Walking in the fjords of the Calanques between Cassis and Marseille. An hour's drive for a swim, picnic or a boat trip.

Calanques fjords

More Information

There are several good regional websites with a wealth of information, including:

www.luberon-news.com, www.provencebeyond.com, www.provenceguide.com, www.tourisme.fr, www.aboutprovence.com, www.slowtrav.com, www.provencelive.com, www.provenceweb.fr, www.francetourism.com, www.meteo.fr, http://www.tgv-europe.com/en/ http://www.provenceguide.co.uk/?, www.ign.fr


Art gallery showcasing vibrant artwork in Lourmarin

Explore Lourmarin's Art Scene

Discover the local art galleries showcasing a vibrant mix of contemporary and traditional artwork. Immerse yourself in the creative atmosphere and find unique pieces to take home as a souvenir.

Delight in Provencal Gastronomy

Indulge your taste buds in the flavors of Provencal cuisine. From aromatic herbs to fresh produce, savor every bite of the region's famous dishes. Don't miss a chance to try the local wine and olive oil!

Visit Chateau de Lourmarin

Step back in time and explore the historic Chateau de Lourmarin. Marvel at the medieval architecture, wander through the enchanting gardens, and immerse yourself in the rich history of this remarkable landmark.

Beautiful cobblestone street lined with colorful houses in Lourmarin

Take a Stroll in the Village

Experience the charm of Lourmarin by taking a leisurely stroll through its picturesque streets. Admire the colorful houses, browse through unique boutiques, and soak in the relaxed atmosphere of this beautiful Provençal village.

Explore Local Markets

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Lourmarin's local markets. From the bustling Friday market to the Tuesday evening producer's market, discover fresh produce, local crafts, and unique souvenirs to take home.
Art exhibition showcasing local artists in Lourmarin

Attend Cultural Events

Immerse yourself in Lourmarin's rich cultural scene by attending art exhibitions, music festivals, or theater performances. Be captivated by the talent of local artists and experience the vibrant artistic spirit of the Provençal region.