Culture and the arts in Lourmarin

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Lourmarin continues to draw writers and artists who, like those before them, find creative inspiration here. According to Insight Guides, the town’s cultural influence has few rivals in the entire Vaucluse, as evidenced by a long line of interesting residents. Robert Laurent-Vibert, patron of the Lourmarin Chateau and a keen supporter of the arts, invited Henri Bosco (1888-1976) to […]

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Albert Camus

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Another famous figure who found refuge in Lourmarin is Albert Camus, a French-Algerian writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957 at the age of 44, the second youngest recipient in history (Rudyard Kipling was 42). His best-known works, including The Stranger (1942) and The Plague (1947), are exemplars of absurdism. Camus died in a car accident […]

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Henri Bosco

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Henri Bosco was an acclaimed French writer. He frequently stayed in Lourmarin where, in 1947, he had acquired a bastidon isolated in the hills, a place of silence, daydreams and meditation. He described the unparalleled splendour of the Luberon in his books. Every scene of life, every place he described, came alive with his pen. […]

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Visit the iconic and historic Lourmarin Chateau

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The Chateau de Lourmarin was the first Renaissance chateau in Provence. It sits atop a hill just outside Lourmarin, dominating the western view of the village. The chateau that is seen today reflects two separate periods of construction. In the 15th century, in the later part of the Renaissance, Lord Foulques d’Agoult began building on […]

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Bienvenue à Lourmarin!

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  Lourmarin is an ideal base for your vacation to Provence. It is set among vineyards, olive groves, almond trees, fields of wild herbs and, in the summer months, brilliantly coloured rows of lavender and sunflowers. Located in the heart of Provence, amid a multitude of picturesque villages perched on hilltops, it is midway between […]

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Lourmarin and the Tour de France

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The 2020 route of the Tour de France has been announced – and the start will be (drumroll …) in the south of France! Nice will host of the Grand Départ 2020 – find out more! The last time Le Tour came through Lourmarin was in 2017, and we were so thrilled to be there. […]

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