Taking a house to rent in Lourmarin, France, places you in the heart of one of the countries most beautiful villages. Nestled among lush vineyards, blossoming almond trees and fragrant olive groves, Lourmarin is filled with a great range of pavement cafes, lively restaurants and fashionable boutiques which combine to create a wonderfully friendly, animated atmosphere.
Located in the Vaucluse department on the Cote d’Azur, the Mediterranean influences in the architecture may not come as a surprise, yet Lourmarin has a remarkably strong Mediterranean flavour. There are many beautiful terracotta buildings to admire, surrounding open, shaded squares and in the shadow of the main attraction in Lourmarin, the 15th century castle.
Houses to rent in Lourmarin, France are surrounded by lush countryside, just 4km from one of Luberon’s best fishing rivers, the River Durance. There are a great selection of local footpaths, mountain biking trails and bridle paths just waiting to be explored. Walking, cycling and riding holidays are particularly popular from the peace, freedom and flexibility of a private, self catering Lourmarin villa, as there is so much countryside to explore in the surrounding area. The huge Forest of Luberon is just a few miles to the north of Lourmarin, and is a real favourite with walkers during the warm summer months.
In the summer, Lourmarin is an absolute hive of activity. The mini-golf courses, tennis courts, archery ranges and swimming pools provide endless hours of entertainment and fun, and the many equestrian centres in and around the town offer lessons, hirelings and guided tours throughout the region, which are always popular.
Houses to rent in Lourmarin, France, are the ideal base from which to explore the whole of Provence. Located right in the heart of Luberon, Lourmarin villas are ideal for touring the many idyllic perched villages of the Provencial countryside, as well as the medieval marvels of Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, and Apt, all of which can be reached within around half an hour by car.
The weather in Provence is always a delight. The height of the summer (July and August) can become very hot, with daily peak temperatures often reaching into the mid 30’s (˚C) during the middle of the day. Temperatures remain blissfully warm from May right through until October, and even during the winter months, you would be unlucky to experience daily temperatures much below 15˚C.
Lourmarin is 70km from Marseille Airport (MRS). Although Avignon Airport (AVG) is a little closer to your accommodation in Lourmarin, there are only a couple of weekly flights direct to from the UK. Taking a hire car from either airport is an excellent idea, as it allows you top truly get the most from your holiday and the treasures of the surrounding area.