Things To Do
Office de Tourisme: The Tourism Office has an abundance of helpful brochures, maps, and up-to-date information about Lourmarin and the surrounding area. It also offers walking tours of Lourmarin; check with the office for availability. Open Monday through Saturday (10:00-12:30 and 3:00-6:00). Tel: 04 90 68 10 77; Fax: 04 90 68 10 77; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chateau de Lourmarin: Open every day for visits, except 25 December and 1 January. See www.chateau-de-lourmarin.com for specific hours and entry fees. Tel: 04 90 68 15 23; Email: email@example.com
Hiking/Biking: The village of Lourmarin is considered as one of the gateway to the Luberon National Park. There are plenty of trail heads starting directly from the village, or only few minutes drive away. There are a variety of selection from an easy and relaxed hike to a one day challenging trail. We recommend to purchase a local area map hikes for more detailed information. Be also aware that hunting season starts on September.
Other Sports: Lourmarin offers a multitude of sportive activities such as tennis courts, horseback riding, archery, boules, mini-golf, a soccer field, and a playground for children. Nearby you can also find golf, squash, fishing, and swimming. Consult the office de tourisme for more information.
Wine Tasting: Lourmarin is located in the heart of the Côte du Lubéron wine region, an appellation contrôlée that has existed just since 1988. Most of the wine production takes place in cooperatives, but there are some outstanding wines produced by private domaines very close by. The area is known for its red wines, but the white and rosé wines keep getting better and better. To the north, you are a short drive from the Rhône Valley region, home of the prestigious Châteauneuf-du-Pape wines and our favorites, Gigondas and Vacqueyras. To the south, you are a short drive to Bandol, an area known for its spicy rosés as well as its peppery reds. When touring the Lubéron region, stop by the Musée du Tire-Bouchon in the Domaine de la Citadelle in Ménerbes where you will find over 1000 corkscrews on display, some as old as 300 years and many in interesting as well as provocative shapes.
Market: Every friday morning, from 8am to 1pm, enjoy the flavorful and colorful market, featuring a multitude of different artisan venders more interesting the ones than the others.
From May to October, every Tuesday evening, attend the fresh farmer artisan market. Every week a different chef will also come to introduce and present a local and Provencçal dish. This is an amazing and intimate tasting.
Cooking Lessons: The French have set a culinary standard to which all other cuisine is measured. When in France, why not hone your own gourmet cooking skills? Two gastronomic restaurants, Le Moulin and La Fenière which are renowned for their exquisite Provençal dishes, offer cooking classes to the public.
NOTE: We provide an informational booklet upon your arrival, featuring all information about the region, and a personalized selection of our favorite activities and addresses in the area.