Lourmarin is officially designated as "one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France" and is an easy walk from La Grande Bergerie.  It is always lively - sometimes a little overcrowded, especially on Friday mornings when it is the site of one of the most vibrant markets in the region.

It is very pleasant to walk in the village, which is usually closed to traffic, and to have a pastis or a glass of rosé at one of the locals cafés while people-watching!

It is a village of charm and culture.   As the home of writers (including Albert Camus) and artists, there are many galleries where the local artists sell their works, book fairs and antique and craft fairs.

There are concerts throughout the year with a summer music festival and a rock festival (Yeah).  

On the practical side, there are several restaurants, a great pizzeria, a couple of grocers, an excellent bakery, a newsagent and,of course, three wine stores where one can taste local wines.  

The Château de Lourmarin is good to visit with fine views from its terrace.  It is the site of many different activities - concerts, conferences, art exhibitions and even demonstrations by Lipizzan horses reared by a local stable.