It's hard to stay at Mas de La Lombarde, located in the Luberon National Park, without allowing yourself a short excursion to Cassis, renowned for its creeks. A geological marvel, the creeks offer an astonishing landscape made up of limestone cliffs and creeks, over about twenty kilometers of coastline. A nature sanctuary, the Calanques National Park is home to protected animal and plant species, to be discovered on foot or by boat. Two different modes of discovery, for panoramas that are just as different.
Exceptional Provencal village
Le Mas de la Lombarde, a charming guest house with swimming pool, is located in the small village of Puyvert in the South-Luberon, just two kilometers from Lourmarin, considered one of the most beautiful villages in France. It is the ideal place to discover the culinary riches of Provence. With its Renaissance castle, its belfry, its Romanesque church or its Protestant temple, Lourmarin is full of heritage and architectural treasures. Churchill and General De Gaulle went there. Henri Bosco and Albert Camus found some of their inspiration there. The two writers rest there forever. Near Lourmarin, don't miss the villages of Lacoste, Lauris and Puget, which are also worth at least a stopover.
Between sea and nature The Calanques National Park
Parties, Music and Conviviality Festivals
The famous French DJ, Laurent Garnier, has found peace in Lourmarin, and he pays it back. Since 2013, the artist has organized the Yeah! with a stage installed in the castle. Festival-goers are not mistaken, the event has been voted the best micro festival in France. To be discovered at the beginning of June.
Lourmarin has become a stronghold of classical music with its now famous Summer Music Festival. From July to October, famous artists come to perform on the terrace or inside the castle. For a few weeks, the piano and the violin are kings.
Marseille is known for its lilting accent, its Old Port, its Bonne Mère and its famous avenue, “La Canebière”. In an hour's drive, you will be in the heart of the center of the Phocaean City and you can enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of the region. On the terrace of a café, watch the incessant comings and goings of ships returning to port. In a restaurant, taste the famous bouillabaisse. At the top of Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde Cathedral, discover all of Marseille!
The city of a thousand fountains Aix en Provence
Less than 40 minutes are enough to reach Aix-en-Provence and its historic center. Lose yourself in the maze of its cobbled streets, you will come across a small artisan shop, an atypical café or a bar with a festive atmosphere. Don't miss the Rotonde, the Cours Mirabeau, the Quartier Mazarin, the Calisson, the Milles Memorial and the Granet Museum.
The Careers of Lights The Baux de Provence
Les Baux-de-Provence are part of the landscapes and villages of the Alpilles which inspired Vincent Van Gogh. In this green nature, these villages seem to have stopped time to offer you an exceptional walk in the heart of their old town. At Les Beaux de Provence, don't miss the Carrières de Lumières, an immersive sound and light show. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Eygalières and Fontvieille are also worth a visit
The Capital of Theater Avignon
In around sixty kilometres, you will be in Avignon, the Theater Capital. Each year, one of the largest contemporary live performance events in the world is held there. Go to the Pont d'Avignon, then cross the ramparts of the city to discover its historic center and its many monuments: the Palais des Papes, Place Pie, the Musée du Petit Palais, the Chapelle Saint-Martial and many more. others.