The religious history is not to discard: the Church of St. Andrew and St. Trophimus, with its splendid arches. Its curious baptismal font that recalls the presence of the manor who built the village and its castle, as well as its imposing bell tower, is the Protestant church of the nineteenth’s clock and belfry to the definition of Lourmarin village of the three towers.
Even if it is a quite small town (1200 persons live there full time). We already know the love of great painters (most of them impressionists) for the beautiful Provence but men of Arts and Letters, Henri Bosco, Albert Camus, Jean Grenier, and many more were seduced by Lourmarin. It is a village where it is good to live.
Lourmarin is considered the cultural capital of the Luberon and In our days, a new generation passionated of music is growing in Lourmarin.
There are no traffic lights in Lourmarin, no paying parking spots, everybody parks his car and enjoy walking in the small old streets…
Rue de la Juiverie (called like this for what was the Jewish ghetto in the Middle Ages) is actually the oldest one. Walking through rue de la Juiverie is like crossing the mirror and go on the other side of it. Since a few years, rue de la Juiverie is becoming more and more the interesting location for antiques stores, art books, elegant designers boutiques, and tea rooms. It is almost “a village in the village”.
From your base in Lourmarin, you will visit all Provence in a short driving distance. Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Arles, St Rémy and Les Baux de Provence… The famous seaside spots of the French Riviera as: Saint-Tropez, Gassin, Ramatuelle, Saint-Maxime… The picturesque perched villages as: Grambois, Gordes, Menerbes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Goult, Ansouis, Cucuron, Vaugines, Oppède-le-Vieux, Lacoste… You can reach also easily La Camargue and its horses, Le Verdon and its depths.
The landscape is gorgeous! Olive trees everywhere, smooth hills covered with vineyards, forests, and in summer purple rows of lavender… And in the back, the good giant of Luberon, dominating its Paradise.
The Castle is now nicknamed “The Little Villa Medicis in Provence”, because it hosts artists and scholars in residence during the summer.
Antiquaires - Flea Markets - Art Galleries
La Galerie du Temple
Magnificent gallery, with arcades, height under ceiling, balcony overlooking the main square, Place de l’Ormeau. Christine, the owner, welcomes you so friendly. Cosmopolitan works of contemporary artists from around the world, mainly European and Latin American; Sculptures and paintings.
La Galerie du Dôme
The couple of artists, Yola and Georges welcome you in their pretty gallery, in the heart of the village. Do not forget the 2nd room !!! Sculptures and paintings, Contemporary.
Le Zèle des Anges
Gérard, emblematic figure of the village welcomes you in one of the most beautiful galleries of Lourmarin. For almost 15 years, the sensitivity and personality of the artist will transport you into his “world”. Permanent exhibition. To discover absolutely!
Very beautiful gallery in an elegant setting, 3 vaulted cellars shelter the paintings of Thierry Marchal, a quite famous artist painter in the area. He restores in all its purity and brilliance the light so special of provence.
From the outside, we already want to get in! … Design floor lam, aged furniture … a multitude of objects, all styles combined, but always in the retro spirit that immerse you immediately in a warm atmosphere , A mixture of influences of the Roaring Twenties, fifties and more eccentric seventies …
A real multi-faceted cave of Ali Baba; Warm Patrick’s welcome who will find for you the small antique furniture, the retro jewel, the rare object to complete your collection!
Rose de Bagatelle
Nanou and Tatiana welcome you in the heart of the Rue du Temple in a true fashion “Boudoir”! In this very feminine atmosphere you will certainly find the outfit you are dreaming of… that you can match with a nice fancy jewel or other accessory.
In the second room a large choice of gift ideas and decorative objects, always at low prices!
Restaurants - Tea Shops - Coffe and Bars
Easy to find what you like, for every taste, every style, every prices…
A large choice of wines from the Luberon region, red, white, rosé… Alcools and liquors…
La Maison d’Ingrid – Epicerie fine
Hervé, your gourmet grocer welcomes you every day for your greatest happiness, and makes you discover in his singing Provencal accent, with enthusiasm and passion, his world of gourmets and gourmands products: a beautiful selection of wines, candied, jams, and other refined meals that will compliment your gustative breaks.
Tasting of “rinquiquin” and absinthe among others, for amateurs…
Platter of charcuterie and refined cheeses, gift boxes for the holidays …
Salon de Thé « La Calade »
Dominique welcomes you in a family atmosphere, at the bend of an alley, a little out of sight. Quiches, pies, and sweet tarts “homemade”. Large selection of teas. Charming shaded patio.
Prices: Around 10/12 €.
Specialized in the Lyonnaise cuisine. Beyond the “typical” Mediterranean dishes, there will also be more exotic flavors, especially of Asian origin.
Prices: Dishes 15 € / Menu 28 €
Pizzeria, Trattoria, Italian cuisine and pasta specialties. Cuisine based on fresh seasonal products. Terrace.
Prices: Fast formule: 13,50 € / Menu of the day: 15 €
Excellent value for money. A selection of fresh, seasonal products. Semi-gourmet cuisine, refined and balanced, always original in the mixture of flavors and in its presentation, in a cozy setting; The summer terrace with its fountain, gives it a special charm. Liz and Patricia will put the little dishes in the greats to satisfy your taste buds and make you spend a very nice moment, with their dynamism and their personalized welcome.
Prices: Menu between 26€ and 30 € for lunch. Main course at 28 € or menu at 48 € (entrée + main course + dessert) in the evening.
Le Café de la Fontaine
Surely one of the best receptions of the village! Let yourself be seduced by Carine and Paul ultra sympatic, who will know how to put you at ease, to taste their selection of Corsican products: fine charcuterie, cheeses, wines of the region… Excellent grillades with wood fire.
Prices: Between 15-30 €
Fred, the boss, welcomes you discreetly, but not less sympathetically. Large shaded terrace. Simple kitchen, on slate, well presented. Fresh products. The famous “Plate of Tapas” in summer is unavoidable, around a glass of wine, from its pretty selection.
Prices: Between 10 & 25 €
Le Café de L’Ormeau
Traditional, French and Italian cuisine. Large selection “à la carte“: meats, fresh fish according to arrivals, mixed salads, bruschettas, risottos, pasta …. Copious ! Good value for money. The most beautiful location of the village. Superb terrace; Elegant and romantic.
Prices: Appetizers and dishes between 12 € and 25 €
Le Bamboo Thai
For traditional Thai cuisine at the exit of the village, in an exotic decor, typically Thai, with colorful and spicy flavors. Pond, lawn, deckchairs …
Prices: Between 15 € and 18 € the course.
The most “local” of the village. You will love to meet some emblematic figures. Known for its friendly atmosphere during the broadcast of soccer games and other rugby matches!
Café de l’Ormeau
The most beautiful terrace in the village. Ideally located. Warm and friendly atmosphere, quality snack, dish of the day at noon. Beautiful shaded terrace behind the inner room; Elegant setting, romantic ambience.
Le Café de la Fontaine
Ideal for extended aperitifs!
Les Maisonnettes de Lourmarin
Rue de la Juiverie 84
160 Lourmarin (France)
SIREN 428 473 193
+33 6 83 06 79 75