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“A surprising gem”

Chateau de Lourmarin
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Luberon Villages Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Lourmarin
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

The guide books are not encouraging, but with time on our hands and convenience, a trip inside the chateau made sense. While the staff almost turned us off, more interested in talking among themselves, etc., with exception of the fellow working in the garden area, we took a tired group inside. Almost immediately, the place started looking more appealing than advertised. The stone work deserves study if nothing else appeals. The circular stairway is a masterpiece and the rest of the place is educational from an architectural and engineering perspective. If you are looking for furniture, carpets, etc., this might not be the place. But, as an opportunity to study centuries old architecture, it was not beat elsewhere in France.

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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We attended one of the regular summer evening classical concerts here, a wonderful way to get a sense of the ambience and a fabulous location for an evenings cultural entertainment.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Many chateaux in Provence are in ruins and are fun to visit, but this one was restored in the early 20th century. It is furnished with period pieces that present a wonderful overview of the history of this region. There is also a performance and art festival during the summer. We saw a fascinating exhibit on the top floor of artisan works created by soldiers in the trenches during WWI.

Thank LavanRose
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

but no need to look inside. the grounds are very nice to walk around in and to take in the local scenery. We bought tickets to see the inside of the castle, which was not what I had been expecting. I is rather austere and poor in its interior. Does not compare with the castles you usually know from France. This shows that there was not the same amount of money in the country side of France like in the big cities.
But Lourmarin is always worth a trip. We had a wonderful time there.

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

The castle is nicely decorated and maintained, however the visit is rather small. You can visit 6 rooms and that's all. It costs 6,5 euro per person for a 20 minute tour.

Thank Sven V
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