Domus Amata - Location

The Location


Lourmarin with its Renaissance chateau and striking outline.

The house has a great location close to 3 beautiful villages. Less than a mile away is the tiny village of Vaugines, so picturesque that it was used to film 'Jean de Florette'.

Two miles away is Cucuron, which combines fantastic looks, medieval history and charm with all the amenities you need: bakeries, butchers, grocery store, bank, cafes and restaurants, and even a Michelin-starred restaurant (La Petite Maison). At the centre of Cucuron is its huge water basin surrounded by centuries-old plane trees, which you may remember from the film 'A Good Year'. This is where the weekly market takes place, and is also home to restaurants and cafes.

Three miles away is Lourmarin, with its many restaurants, cafes spilling onto the street, and boutiques. Lourmarin is one of the star villages of the Luberon, and is alive year-round.

The surrounding countryside is a tapestry of vineyards and olive groves, with the Luberon mountain hemming the north side. Close by are other beautiful Luberon villages - Bonnieux, Ansouis, Cadenet, La Tour d'Aigues. The villages of the northern Luberon are reached through the cut in the mountain from Lourmarin to Bonnieux, giving you access to Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Menerbes, Goult, etc. as well as the picturesque towns of Isle sur la Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse.

The splendid city of Aix-en-Provence is 40 minutes to the south, and within 90 minutes are Avignon, Arles, St Remy, Tarascon, Orange, Nimes, as well as the Camargue, Marseille, and the Rhone wine trail. The French Riviera is 2 hours away and you can be swimming in the sea in less than 90 minutes.


The village of Cucuron, 2 miles away, offers many delights, from the medieval rooftops to the weekly market.



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Famous for:
  • Village pond
  • 14th century castle
  • That scene in 'A Good Year'
  • 9 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery, butcher, baker, wine store
  • ATM
  • Market day: Tuesday