Castle road of the South Luberon – Heritage and culture

On the castle road of the South Luberon, discover the architectural and historical heritage. The castles of Ansouis, Lourmarin, La Tour d’Aigues and Lauris.

The castles of La Tour d’Aigues, Ansouis, Lourmarin and Lauris

They may be from the Renaissance or the Middle Ages, each castles of the South Luberon are the inheritance of our history. They protect it, preserve it and carry on it! Go on the castle road of the South Luberon. Your itinerary starts from the Renaissance castle of La Tour d’Aigues that stands like a stage set. The “ruin” or “vestige” aspect hides many surprises since almost 1000m² of basement are fit out and shelter the Museum of Faience and temporary exhibitions. Go for a walk on the monumental terrace and enjoy the view over the vineyards and, far away, the mountain of Sainte Victoire.

Go then to the village of Ansouis labelled as “one of the most beautiful village in France”. All the charms of Provence are condensed here. The Middle Ages castle, on which another Renaissance castle was built, overhangs the village! An architectural treasure nowadays occupied and furnished that you can visit with a guide…

The road continues to Lourmarin which is also labelled as “one of the most beautiful village in France”! At the foot of the Luberon, this village is very lively thanks to its terraces of café, its restaurants, its art galleries and its souvenir shops. Do not miss the castle where many cultural events take place.

Finally, discover the terraces of the castle of Lauris that stands at the edge of a cliff like a symbolic prow of boat, a tranquil ship that offers a serene vision during the sunset. Go for a walk in the “Remarkable Garden”, unique in Europe, entirely dedicated to tinctorial plants. More than 250 kinds of plants from which we extract pigment for the dye, the paint, the cosmetic or the food.

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