The village of Lourmarin, ranked as "one of the most beautiful villages in France" lies in the southern Luberon, sheltered from the Mistral winds. Lourmarin has a very special Art de vivre. a beautiful Provençal market, shops, art galleries, cultural sites, and charming places to stay. As such, Lourmarin is a sought-after village for visiting and living.
The village itself is at the very beginning of the Lourmarin valley, at the base of the Luberon range. The beautiful Renaissance castle, many shops, and magnificent green setting make Lourmarin a very popular place to visit. Many artists lived and worked here, including French authors Albert Camus and Henri Bosco. Many-starred chef Reine Sammut has her famous gastronomic restaurant - the Auberge la Fenière, in Lourmarin.
Be sure to see: The Renaissance Château, the belfry, Saint-André et Saint-Trophime Church, the Protestant church, the beautiful village streets and homes, fountains, the market on Friday, the art galleries.