From the top of a rocky spur overlooking the Luberon garrigue and vineyards, the fortified village of Ménerbes and its castle watch over the neighbouring Most Beautiful Villages of Gordes and Roussillon. Inside, the narrow streets reveal a wealth of heritage : old houses, the town hall square with its 17C belfry and bell tower. Like many villages in the Luberon, Ménerbes has attracted several famous artists such as Picasso who used to have a house there.

+ d'infos : www.menerbes.fr

Information : Town hall - Tel : +33 (0)4 90 72 22 05 /
Luberon Pays d'Apt Tourist Office - Tel : +33 (0)4 90 72 21 80

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Must-sees and must-dos


  • Abbeys and churches : Saint-Hilaire abbey
  • Castles and ramparts : The citadel and castle
  • Unusual sights : Corkscrew Museum and Truffle and Wine Centre
  • Panoramas : View of Coulon valley and the villages of Gordes and Roussillon from the deserted cemetery
  • Gastronomy : AOC Côtes du Luberon wines

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