Nestled at the foot of the Luberon hills, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, Puyvert en Luberon is a tiny village of 832 inhabitants. It is sure to enchant you with its authenticity and its peacefulness .
The original hamlet was built in the 13th century at the place named ‘les Grottes’. The present village was founded between 1628 and 1630 when the local marquis decided to populate his seigneur at Puyvert with 8 families from Lourmarin. They first were accommodated in the old village but then they moved further north in the plain, building a hamlet called les Bastides des Gres.
Notable sights : the village fountain with the public washing place and water trough the old dovecote (Avenue du Couleton)
The village café , Chez Nenes, where Jerome and Rebecca will serve you drinks and food in the calm of a village street
The remains of the old castle, south of the village at the place called Le Jas de Puyvert. It was transformed into a dovecote, probably in the 18th century.
Luberon has kept its rich cultural and natural heritage through the centuries
The hills are divided into 2 separate ranges : the Petit Luberon and the Grand Luberon.
Given the status of a Regional Natural Park in 1977, it is full of paths and trails that will delight any fan of walking, hiking or mountain-biking.
The Park’s mission is the conservation and enhancement of the rural and agricultural heritage of the area.
La Maison du Parc in Apt provides any information you may need about the heritage, the wildlife and things to see and do.
The Durance river, 10 minutes away from Puyvert, marks the southern boundary of the area with les Bouches du Rhone.
Aix en Provence, Marseille, or Avignon are famous historical and cultural centres. Internationally-acclaimed cultural events abound in the area : the piano festival at la Roque d’Antheron, the opera festival in Aix en Provence, the drama festival in Avignon, the dance festival in Marseille, plus numerous outdoor events in the villages and towns in the summer months.
You will be enchanted by the many medieval hill-top villages with their outstanding views of the surrounding countryside. You will love their charming Provencal houses and typical dry stone walls. Each village has its weekly market where you will find local produce and craft work and probably local musicians adding to the jolly atmosphere.
Lauris (de 18h à 20h de mai à octobre et de 17h à 19h de novembre à mars),
La Roque d’Anthéron
Cadenet, Lauris, Forcalquier
La Tour d'Aigues, Cucuron, Lourmarin (5.30pm to 8.30pm, every Tuesday from May 1st to October 31st)
Lauris (from 18h to 20h from May to October and from 17h to 19h from November to March), La Roque d'Anthéron
Villelaure, Manosque, Apt
Une Chambre En Luberon
3 impasse Sabatier 84160 Puyvert
Patrice : 06 15 92 08 22
Sandra : 06 15 37 91 44
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