Lourmarin village of the Luberon
The Village of Lourmarin stands on the soft slopes of a hill beyond the southern side of the Luberon mountain. The village lays beside the great way of communication, from which we can see it and the dark ridges of the Luberon mountain in the background. Loumarin is listed amongst the most beautiful village in France.
As for many villages in this part of Provence, some artists associated their names to Lourmarin. The writer Albert Camus choosed this place as residence, his remains are buried in the cimeterry of the village. Henri Bosco, another writer, is also a famous 'lourmarinois"
Life in the village has not always been as peaceful as it looks today.The Vaudois who settled there in the15th century and were at the start of the development of the village. During the Wars of Religion in the 16th century, Lourmarin was slaughted and the Vaudois cruelly persecuted.
However the temple built outside the village in 1816 give evidence of the maintenance of an living protestant community.
Coming to Lourmarin : Location GPS N 43°45'48'' - E 5°21'44''
map of Lourmarin and Provence
selection of bed and breakfast near Lourmarin and in the Luberon
tourist office web site : www.lourmarin.com
texte et photos © Vincent Flachaire