55 km from Marseille, 20 km from Aix en Provence, departing from Marseille take the highway towards Aix en Provence then N296 direction CELONI and D7n leadeship AVIGNON, 7 km turn right towards ROGNES D543, APT after the small lake turn right D561 then right after 100 m turn left direction CADENET APT D974
4 km after CADENET you arrive in VILLAGE LOURMARIN
Provence is a region with a strong agricultural tradition, surrounded by orchards which produce an abundance of fruit and vegetables, much of which are exported throughout Europe. The area is also famous for many other traditional Mediterranean product such as truffles, goat's cheese and honey. Being so close to Lourmarin are many activities to keep yourself occupied. Nearly Lourmarin you can go to market on Monday Cadenet, Cucuron or La Tour d'Aigues Tuesday to Thursday Robion, even in Lourmarin on Friday, the famous Saturday market in Apt, and that of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue less than an hour, you can visit Avignon and the Palais des Papes or Aix-en-Provence, the beautiful city and Southern home of Paul Cezanne, with it's chic boutiques and shaded terraces. Then marvel at the Roman city Arles, with its amphitheater and its Gothic cathedral where everything speaks of Vincent Van Gogh. Close by you can visit Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and its world famous antiques market. The wineries of Cotes du Rhone, Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Chateauneuf-du-Pape are all easily accessable. If you feel the need to escape into the country side, beyond lies the Camargue, a wild landscape of marshes, rice fields, reeds, bull ranches and horses. This area is especially reknown in Europe for its unique birdlife. Lourmarin draws visitors from all over the world with its harmonious and sophsticated atmosphere yet is still manages to retain all the charm and beauty of a small village provencal. Since the time of Albert Camus, who lived and is buried here, Lourmarin has been considered the perfect vacation spot.