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Driving trip: The châteaux in the Aigues area


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Leave from Pertuis, take the D56 in direction of Ansouis, ranked as “One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France”. See: - The 11th-century castle, with its armour room, dining room, living rooms, bedrooms, and splendid kitchen. Take the D135 on to Lourmarin, also ranked as “One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France”. See: - The Château: part dates from the 15th century, part from the Renaissance. Visit lasts 1 hour. Open everyday. - the cemetery: tombs of writers Albert Camus and Henri Bosco. Lunch recommended in Lourmarin, which has many good restaurants featuring local cuisine. Continue on the D56 to the small villages of Vaugines and Cucuron, both of which have been the settings for famous films such as "Jean de Florette" and "Manon des Sources", and the "Hussard sur le toit". Continue on the D56, to La Tour d’Aigues. See: - The 16th century Renaissance castle - the Faïence museum, exhibitions, the rural habitat room in the valuted cellars (over 700 m2 of developed space). Musical stroll through the Honor Courtyard (open every day). For wine and garden lovers - as you return to Pertuis, stop in at the Domaine Val Joanis, famous for its “Côtes du Luberon” wines and its beautiful vegetable and flower gardens, orchards and rose gardens. There are many other wine estates along the way, open to the public, with tastings and sales. Feel free to stop in and discover.
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