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Lourmarin

Between Grand and Petit Luberon

LourmarinLourmarin lies at the outlet of a valley that bears the name are : combe Lourmarin. This valley is the passageway between the Grand Luberon and Petit Luberon, joining the village of Bonnieux 11 km north. Lourmarin, as Gordes, is one of the most beautiful villages of France.

The village of Lourmarin houses a Renaissance castle. The Castle consists of two parts, the earliest date from the fifteenth century. It is the family Agoult who built and lived for three centuries, François 1st stayed here in 1537.

Restored from 1920 by Robert Laurent Vibert, it became his death accidentally in 1925, the property of the Academy of Arts and Belles-Lettres d'Aix-en-Provence, a charge for it to be a " Foundation Loumarin Laurent Vibert. " The latter, according to the wishes of the Founder of wills, receives annually at the castle of young writers, artists, researchers, accommodation and all expenses paid, they can devote themselves to their work in complete serenity.
The castle is open to visits, it is fully furnished.

Château de LourmarinThe Fontaine aux Trois Masques, near the castle, from the sculptor Louis Didron, was conducted during the Second World War.

The three masks represent the Rhone, the Durance and Luberon.

See also during your visit to Lourmarin, a bell-wall that houses the clock in the village. The tower was closed in 1942 and has a bell splendid work of a founder of Carpentras.

Two famous writers are buried in Lourmarin: Albert Camus, a writer who died in 1960, Nobel Prize in Literature, who owned a house, and Henri Bosco, a writer who died in 1976 and who lived some time in Lourmarin.

Pictures of Lourmarin

Lourmarin (Vaucluse) Paysage de ProvenceLourmarin, la nuit

Around Lourmarin

Manosque - Gordes - Cavaillon - Apt - Bonnieux - Roussillon - Fontaine de Vaucluse - L'Isle sur la Sorgue - Luberon - Abbaye de Sénanque - Le Thor