Bike discovery loop: from Lourmarin to Vaugines

La Provence à Vélo

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The tourist service at Ansouis :

32 km, during markup.
Easy level and family
Difference of heights : 249 m
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A favourite circuit around the mythical villages of the Luberon.
A plunge into the winery land of the Côtes du Luberon under the
woody reassuring curve of the Mourre Nègre (altitude 1125m).

Sightseeing throughout this itinerary

- Ansouis :
The 12th and 13th century castle, Saint-Martin Romanesque church.

- Cucuron :
The small lake and its two-hundred year old plane trees, the old village inside its 13th century ramparts, N-Dame de Beaulieu church, the Marc Deydier museum (photographs from 1890 to 1924) and the archeology museum.

- Vaugines :
The church of Saint-Pierre and Saint Barthélémy (11th century apse), troglodyte dwellings and beautiful medieval houses in the village.

- Lourmarin :
The Renaissance castle (summer concerts), the protestant church, the small village streets and in the cemetary the discreet resting-places of Albert Camus and Henri Bosco.

- Le Jas de Puyvert :
A small hill crowend by a giant dovecote made from the castle’s old dungeon (access on foot by staircase).

- Cadenet :
Ruins of the feudal castle, dotted with troglodyte dwellings, Saint Etienne church, Notre Dame des Anges chapel, basketry museum, Lake (access from July to September).

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