As you emerge from the deep Combe de Lourmarin through the Luberon massif, the first village you’ll strike is Lourmarin. Once a quiet farming town, it’s now a chichi place, its streets lined with upmarket homewares shops and boutiques – something that’s accelerated since the arrival of celebrated expat author Peter Mayle.

Lourmarin is a beautiful village, from the picturesque Renaissance castle to the fortified farmhouse dating back to the Middle Ages, with cobblestone streets and quaint cafes in between.


Chateau de Lourmarin - 15th century Renaissance castle.

Writers Henri Bosco and Albert Camus both lived in Lourmarin and are both buried in the local cemetery.


Lourmarin Market

WEEKLY MARKET occurs on Friday mornings. In summer, May - Oct, Tuesday evenings as well from 5:30pm - 8:30pm.

SUPERMARKET options include:

Village Epicerie: Small yet fantastic little grocery store with a variety of cheeses, breads, meats and wiine
Rue Henri Savorin
Open 7 days a week

Larger supermarket: Super U à Puyvert
3 km (10 mins) from Lourmarin
Open 9am to 8pm, Sundays 9am - 1pm
Closed Sunday afternoon

Note that many grocery stores are closed Sundays and Monday, or have limited hours on Sunday mornings.


La Boulangerie du Village, 8 rue Henri Savornin, - Open 7am -1pm et and 2:30 to 7:30pm . Closed Mondays.


Le Moulin, Lourmarin

Lourmarin has a lovely selection of cafés with outdoor seating in addition to a handful of fine dining options.

La Fenieres

Route de Lourmarin, 84160 Cadenet
Tel:+33 4 90 68 11 79

Le Moulin
Rue du Temple, 84160 Lourmarin
Tel:+33 4 90 68 06 69
Wednesday - Sunday

Pizza Nonni
2 Rue Albert Camus, 84160 Lourmarin
Tel:+33 4 90 68 23 33

9 Rue du Grand Pré, 84160 Lourmarin, France
Tel: +33 4 90 68 17 29

Please note that most restaurants in Provence do not open until 7:30 in the evening. Reservations are needed in the high season, especially for groups.


Most wineries are closed on Sundays and during lunch hours.

There is a wine co-op in the village, and wine is available at the small epicerie on the main street.