Lourmarin is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Nestled in the heart of lush vineyards, flowering almond trees and fragrant olive groves, it has cafés and restaurants with lively terraces as well as pleasant Provençal shops. Its historical heritage is worth the detour.
What makes this village special?
From a distance, this village immediately seduces with its profile, perched on a hill with its three bell towers (of the belfry, of the church and of the temple). The walk in the village is a delight! The alleys, the fountains and the old residences are all witnesses of past centuries.
The belfry, bell tower, houses the village clock. It was built in the 17th century on the site of an old seigniorial castle. The Saint-André- et -Sainte-Trophime church dates from the 12th century but has had several additions. It has a lierne and tierron vault. It is only open for Saturday evening mass. Lourmarin has a temple because the village was, from the 15th century, inhabited by Protestants. It was built between 1806 and 1816. It is the largest Protestant building in Vaucluse. Finally, the castle, from the 15th and 16th centuries, listed as a historical monument in 1973, can be visited for its curious staircases and its richly decorated apartments.
Lourmarin also offers great artistic and cultural diversity. Let's not forget that Albert Camus, Nobel Prize for Literature, lived here and is buried in the village cemetery! Art galleries, festivals and various events punctuate the year and attract many people in summer!
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