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Cabrières-d'Avignon, The Luberon

At the crossroads of the Vaucluse and Luberon mountains, Cabrières-d'Avignon is surrounded by cedar forests, typically Provencal with its gorgeous stone houses and walls that line the narrow roads. Picturesque and preserved, it has retained its character with many properties that have been renovated and brought back to life.

What makes this village special?

Cabrières, meaning “land of goats”, adopted its final name in 1918. It remains pleasantly uncrowded by tourists. The village boasts pretty fountains illuminated at night. The Saint Vincent church, of Romanesque origin, and the 12th-century castle, which has been rebuilt several times, add to the village's historic charm. Whilst you cannot access inside the castle, you can admire it's beauty from the outside.

One of the village's unique features is a rampart built in the Vaucluse mountains to protect the Comtat Venaissin from the Great Plague that struck Marseille and Provence between 1720 and 1722. A hike from the village allows you to explore the remaining 6 kilometers of the "wall of the plague" between Cabrières and Lagnes, offering stunning landscapes the entire route. 

The surrounding countryside is dotted with small circular stone huts known as 'bories', dating from the 17th and 18th centuries. Some of these are still used by shepherds and hunters, while others have been restored as sumptuous houses. The five hectares of cedar forest around the village provide lovely shaded walks. Nearby attractions include Gordes, only seven kilometers from Cabrières-d'Avignon, and the famous Sénanque Abbey. Not to mention that in June, the abbey’s lavender fields become an iconic photo opportunity.

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