This lovely château, located in fabulous surroundings facing the village of Lourmarin, was the very first Renaissance castle built in Provence. It comprises two sections, including the old wing, built in the late 15th century by Foulques d'Agoult. Open throughout the year, except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Closed week days in January except for groups.
Lovely Italian-style loggia which lends the Château a certain "grand elegance". Fully furnished 16th century Renaisssance wing which houses 15th to 19th century art collections. Open to visitors all year round. In summer, it becomes an artists' residence (painters, sculptors, musicians etc.), earning it the nickname "The Villa Medicis of Provence." The castle also serves as a Cultural Centre, hosting extravagant concerts in summer on the castle terraces (jazz, classical concerts and plays). The Amis de Lourmarin Association organises conferences on various themes throughout the year. There are also numerous other celebrations including a Renaissance festival, a Spring pop and rock festival and a classical music festival in the summer as well as a variety of exhibitions. Children's treasure hunts. Suggested driving tour: Castles and Gardens of the Luberon June - July - August: 10 am to 6.30 pm May -September: 10 am to 12.30 pm and 2.30 to 6 pmMarch - April - October: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2.30 to 5.30 pmFebruary - November- December: 10.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2.30 to 4.30 pmJanuary: open Saturday and Sunday from 2.30 to 4.30 pm *LAST VISITS: 30 minutes before closing. RATES: adults: €6.50groups and promotional packages: €5.50 students-unemployed: €4 children: €3 under 10s: free of charge
Free entry for children < 10 years.
Group rate available for > 12 people.
- Adult fare: €6.8 to €6.8.
- Group rate for a guided tour: €6.8 to €6.8.
- Reduced price (student, jobless): €4 to €4.
- Child rate (individual or group) between 10 and 16: €3 to €3.
All year round, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st and December 25th.
June - July - August: 10 am - 18:30 pm.
May - September: 10 am - 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm - 6 pm.
March - April - October: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm - 5 pm.
February - November - December: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
January: open Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 pm.