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Lourmarin village of the Luberon

Lourmarin > Lourmarin's castle

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"

Photo Lourmarin Luberon  Provence VauclusePhoto Lourmarin Luberon  Provence Vaucluse
Photo Lourmarin Luberon  Provence VauclusePhoto Lourmarin Luberon  Provence Vaucluse

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

Photo Lourmarin Luberon  Provence Accommodation

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tourist office web site : www.lourmarin.com

Location : 315 meters above sea level, 1000 inhabitants, 5 miles from Cucuron, 8 miles from Bonnieux, 12 miles from Apt, 22 miles from Aix-en-Provence, 36 miles from Avignon

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