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Lourmarin



The cafe culture feel flows in this jewel of the Luberon.

About the village


Lourmarin is a beautiful village, with two rises, one houses the village, on the other is the picturesque Renaissance chateau. The drive to the village itself is quite thrilling, winding through cliffs and forest, with a few hairpin bends thrown in. The market in the village is on Friday mornings and the atmosphere is always warm and welcoming, especially with the idealistic café culture spilling into the cobblestone streets.

From Lourmarin it is a quick drive into the "Golden Triangle" of the Luberon following the D943 to Bonnieux, the villages in the "Golden Triangle" are; Bonnieux, Gordes, Goult, Lacoste, Ménerbes, Oppède and Rousillon.

Albert Camus


Lourmarin was Albert Camus's last place of residence and where he now lies in peace. The people of the village have wanted to preserve his memory, and so the tourist office of Lourmarin have created a Literary stroll, "In the footsteps of Albert Camus", which, through anecdotes and readings of different texts, provides a better understanding of the attachment that this writer had to the village.

Truth be told, there aren't many visible vestiges of Camus' presence in Lourmarin today, but it's an unusual way to see the village and learn more about his life and work.

Restaurants


Our top picks for food in Lourmarin :

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Le Numero 9
Style: French, European

Le Moulin
Style: French, European

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Pizzeria Nonni
Style: Italian, pizza

Le Bouchon
Style: French, Mediterranean

L'Auberge du Castellas
(In La Roque-d'Antheron)
Style: French, Mediterranean, European

Must See & Do!


Chateau de Lourmarin
15th century Renaissance castle close to the village

Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon
In nearby Cucuron, this Hunting lodge of the 18th century and its magnificent gardens which showcase their interpretation of “jardins à la française” have been classed by the ministry for culture as remarkable.