The village of Lourmarin was born at the foot of the notch cut in the Luberon by the Aigue Brun river, in a landscape of vineyards and olive groves. Its fountain-lined streets wind around the Castellas and a charming Romanesque church, and lead to the magnificent Château de Lourmarin.Classed as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Lourmarin's charm and authenticity make it one of the pearls of the Luberon. There's a cultural and gastronomic atmosphere here, but above all it's friendly and still very Provençal, which you can enjoy every day of your holiday, wandering through the narrow streets, lounging on the terraces, like all those who come from the four corners of the world to live the "Provençal dream". Come and enjoy your holidays in the sunshine of Provence!"Lourmarin, the most charming village in the Luberon", wrote Bosco in love with the beauty of its harmonious, bewitching landscape. Nor was Camus unmoved by this little corner of the Mediterranean, which prompted him to buy a house there and settle down for a while. Religious history is not to be overlooked: the church of Saint-André-et-Saint-Trophime with its splendid vaulted ceilings. Its curious baptismal font, a reminder of the seigniory that built the village and its castle, and its imposing bell tower, together with the 19th-century Protestant church and its clock tower, are the very definition of Lourmarin: the village of three bell towers.Henri Bosco, Albert Camus, Jean Grenier and many others have been seduced by Lourmarin. It's a village where life is good.There are no traffic lights in Lourmarin, no paid parking spaces, so everyone parks their cars and strolls along the old streets... Rue de la Juiverie (named for what was the Jewish ghetto in the Middle Ages) is in fact the oldest. Walking along the Rue de la Juiverie is like stepping through the looking glass to the other side. In recent years, rue de la Juiverie has increasingly become the 'up-and-coming' district for antique shops, art books, elegant designer boutiques and tea rooms. It's almost like a village within a village.Save your Friday morning to spend in Lourmarin: you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in its unique market (the best in the region). You'll be charmed by the Provencal atmosphere, the smells, the colours, the accents, all the traditional and local products (pottery, household linen, honeys, jams, breads, cheeses, olive oils, tapenade, olives and herbs...) and lots of other things like clothes, hats, baskets, jewellery. From your base in Lourmarin, you can visit the whole of Provence, just a short drive away. Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Arles, St Rémy and Les Baux de Provence ... The seaside towns of the Côte d'Azur such as: Saint-Tropez, Gassin, Ramatuelle, Saint-Maxime... The picturesque hilltop villages of Grambois, Gordes, Ménerbes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Goult, Ansouis, Cucuron, Vaugines, Oppède-le-Vieux, Lacoste... You can also easily reach the Camargue and its horses, and the Verdon and its breathtaking gorges.The scenery is magnificent! Olive trees everywhere, gentle hills covered with vineyards, forests and, in summer, rows of purple lavender... And in the background, the giant Luberon, towering over its paradise.