the good life - Lourmarin

One of the most beautiful villages in France, Lourmarin nestles in the middle of vinyards, olive groves and almond trees. It's what you imagine of Provence - you'll see Peter Mayle look-a-likes on most street corners, cafe's and bars. Anyway these images are a selection from last week's recce to finalise the 'route de Louberon' for this years excursions. (nice lunch too!) The Lubéron, tall cypress trees, shimmering meadows, small villages, remote valleys, fields of lavender, vinyards, almost daily local markets and a calmness and peacefulness that is sublime. The Lubéron - which runs for just over 50km between Cavaillon in the west and Manosque in the east - has always been a holiday retreat for well-to-do Parisians and the English in search of Peter Mayle's week or two in Provence and has always attracted a good number of artists & writers who flock to Lourmarin and the surrounding tiny villages. The region offers beautiful villas, boutique and luxury hotels, and guest houses and chambre-d'hotes, ideal for family holidays and quiet, relaxing getaways. It's on my doorstep, so I'm lucky to be there in just over an hour - here are a few souvenir photos from my last visit.  

Le Lubéron c'est les grands cyprès, les prairies ondulantes, les petits villages, les collines boisées, les champs de lavande, les vignobles, les marchés locaux et une tranquillité sublime. Le Lubéron - qui court pour un peu plus de 50 km entre Cavaillon et Manosque - a toujours été une retraite de vacances pour les Parisiens aisés et les Anglais à la recherche de Peter Mayle et de sa fameuse 'semaine en Provence' ... Elle attire de nombreux artistes & écrivains qui affluent sur Lourmarin et les petits villages environnants. La région offre de belles villas, des hôtels de charme et des maisons d'hôtes idéales pour des vacances familiales et des escapades sereines.

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