Villa Vaugines - Location

The Location


Lourmarin with its Renaissance chateau and striking outline.

The villa is in the quaint little village of Vaugines, 5 minutes from both Lourmarin and Cucuron. Vaugines, with its cafe and little grocery store, is so unchanged and picturesque that it was used for filming 'Jean de Florette'.

The much-coveted village of Lourmarin is full of restaurants and cafes spilling onto the street. Lourmarin is one of the star villages of the Luberon, and is alive year-round, notably on Friday mornings when it hosts a wonderful market.

Cucuron is a great Provence village, combining 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 the village 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 every Tuesday morning.

The location is ideal for both the north and south Luberons. To the north you are 20-30 minutes from other celebrated hill-top villages of the Luberon, like Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Menerbes, Goult, Oppede le vieux, etc. And to the south are more idyllic Luberon villages like Cadenet and Ansouis - less visited but equally picturesque.

Within 45-90 minutes are the splendid Provence cities of Aix-en-Provence, 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.

Scenes from the centre of Lourmarin, where cafes and restaurants abound, and market day is Friday.



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Famous for:
  • Member of 'Most Beautiful Villages in France'
  • Castle
  • Fountains
  • Eateries
  • Grave of Albert Camus
  • 21 restaurants and cafés
  • Grocery store, butcher, baker
  • ATM
  • Market day: Friday