The Luberon gained fame in the 1980s when writer Peter Mayle published ‘A Year in Provence’.
He lived here at the foot of the Luberon mountains, on the outskirts of the hilltop village of Menerbes. The whole Luberon mountain range has now been incorporated into a large National Park. As a result of its wild natural beauty and historic hilltop villages it has rapidly gained popularity, especially among those wanting to rent a holiday home.
There are daily Provencal markets in the villages, and numerous art galleries and museums. During the summer season outdoor concerts, operas and theatre performances are to be found throughout the area. Excellent restaurants and fine wines satisfy visitors whilst characterful ‘old stone’ houses and hotels house them.
From the Luberon the rest of Provence is easily accessible with the coast being just over an hour away, as are the Camargue, the Roman towns of Arles, Nimes, and Orange. Avignon, Aix en Provence and St Remy de Provence are even closer.
You can see all our villas in the Luberon here