Of Villages & Castles

Villages and castles in the wine country

Provence is a lot about markets and villages, charm and quality of life, food and wine, but it’s also very much a story of the « past ». In southern LUBERON, known as the “Pays d’Aigues”, along scenic roads through seas of vineyards, many castles crown the most iconic villages, picturesque images of a not so distant past, so typical that this area was the setting of many famous movies.

Is there any better way to discover France than strolling the charming streets of a picturesque and, from the terrasse of a café, raise your head to timeless bell towers and castles silent witnesses of the shady centuries ?

A riot of villages

LOURMARIN, the village of Albert Camus of course where he’s burried, but also one of the star of Provence with its suprising castle, its rich and dramatic history, its famous fountains and all those elegant shops.

CUCURON, where the movie “Horseman on the roof” as been shot is everything you want a village to be, a place to spend the rest of your life, with a book and glass of rosé by the central pond.

ANSOUIS, an architectural jewel where everything is remarkable, the castle, the church, the mansions, rason why its labeled “one of the most beautiful village in France”.

CHATEAU DE SANNE WINERY, stunning estate where trails offer some superb walks to discover the countryside of Provence and its wines.

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BASTIDE DE LAVAL MILL, a mill, a museum, a promenade through the olive grove, a tasting… what else ?

« You don’t have to be ashamed to prefer happiness » – Albert Camus

Lourmarin tour - Sightseeing tour from Aix - Villages and castles in Lubéron

Highlights

  • Lourmarin
  • Cucuron
  • Ansouis
  • Vaugine’s church
  • Château de Sannes or Bastide de Laval
  • Vineyards scenic route

Options

Infos

  • Private tour
  • 8 hours
  • Guide-driver
  • Tailor made program
  • From Aix or Marseille
  • Shore excursion port of Marseille
  • Off the beaten tracks