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Introducing Lourmarin

At the base of the Combe de Lourmarin and easily accessible, the alluring village of Lourmarin makes for a lovely stroll. Explore the olive groves and herb gardens alongside its Renaissance Château de Lourmarin – the first of its kind built in Provence.

Today home to author Peter Mayle, Lourmarin hosts a lively Friday morning market. Unlike many Luberon villages, its pretty streets are flat. Wander past fountains while window-shopping ateliers (artisans' workshops) and boutiques lining the main street, rue Henri de Savornin. Lourmarin is the final resting place of Nobel Prize–winning writer Albert Camus (1913–60) and his wife, as well as Henri Bosco (1888–1976), who are all buried in the village cemetery.