Château de Lourmarin

The Luberon

This Renaissance château was the first of its kind in Provence. Built during the 16th century and later expanded, the castle has had a string of aristocratic owners, and is now owned by the Vibert family. Its rooms are filled with impressive antiques and objets d’art.

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