Let’s set off on the roads in the south of the Luberon to visit the most beautiful
villages and their castles.
We’ll start our trip by visiting Lourmarin, located at the foot of the Luberon mountain.
This village classified as one of the “most beautiful villages in France” blends
into a harmonious and picturesque landscape with its narrow windy streets, its fountains
and vintage houses. In summer Lourmarin is very lively thanks to its numerous café
terraces, restaurants and Provençal shops and is one of the highlights among villages
in the Luberon. You can visit its castle, called Small Médicis Villa of Provence.
The present building has been meticulously restored and is composed of two castles
side by side. From the terraces of this medieval fortress, you can enjoy the most
beautiful views in the village.
All the charms of Provence can be found in the wonderful streets of the village of
Ansouis. You’ll visit “one of the most beautiful villages in France” dominated by
its Renaissance castle, an architectural gem built on the foundations of a fortress
of the Middle Ages.
We’ll arrive at La Tourd’Aigues, a charming small town overlooking the plain of
the Eze. Its magnificient Renaissance castle rises up like a theatre set in the Provençal
sun. The old monument is seen alongside innovative discoveries devised by modern
techniques: you can indeed go for a “musical stroll” in the castle courtyard as the
old stones start to ring. The castle houses the Earthenware Museum where a remarkable
exhibition of earthenware items made between 1750 et 1780 are displayed, like for
example the castle’s dinner service marked with the owner’s coat of arms.