One of the most beautiful villages in the National Natural park of the Luberon. Built on a hilltop it is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has amazing views. This village has a rich historic past and has been very well preserved from any contemporary constructions. Ménerbes has been inhabited since prehistoric ages and archaeological excavations uncovered ancient buildings dating back to Roman times.
What makes this Village special
Many artists have lived and still do live here; Dora Maar, French photographer and Picasso’s muse lived here after Picasso bought her a house. Today it hosts artist’s workshops. Also, Nicolas de Staêl, Franco-Russian painter, the poet Clovis Hugues, English writer Peter Mayle, Film producer Yves Rousset…. Things to see : St hilaire Abbey, 14th century Church, 18th Century St Blaise chapel, the corkscrew museum, the views and the old narrow pebbled streets, old stone houses, artists galleries and workshops, the house of Truffles and wine,….