- Local Knowledge
- Areas of Interest
- Weekly Markets
- Bakeries/Bread Shops
- Grocery Stores
In the village you will notice the typical Mediterranean architecture in its winding narrow streets, lovely old restored houses, and well shaded public squares where you can immerse yourself in the gentil Provençal ambience. The inhabitants will want to remind you that Albert Camus, winner of the Nobel Literature Prize, lived and wrote here in the Chateau and was buried in the Lourmarin cemetery.
Please note that most restaurants in Provence do not open until 7:30 in the evening. Reservations are needed in the high season, especially for groups.
Lourmarin has a lovely selection of cafés with outdoor seating in addition to a handful of fine dining options.
A list of Lourmarin’s restaurants can be found here
Most wineries are closed on Sundays and during lunch hours.
There is a wine co-op in the village, and wine is available at the small epicerie on the main street.
What to do in Lourmarin
Chateau de Lourmarin - 15th century Renaissance castle.
Writers Henri Bosco and Albert Camus both lived in Lourmarin and are both buried in the local cemetery.
Lourmarin Weekly markets
Friday mornings. This market gets very busy in the summer months so go early for parking!
In summer, May - Oct
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Bakeries and Bread Shops in Lourmarin
La Boulangerie du Village
8 rue Henri Savornin, - Open 7am -1pm et and 2:30 to 7:30pm . Closed Mondays.
La Maison Du Gibassier
1945 Av. du 8 Mai, 84160 Lourmarin
Lourmarin Grocery Stores
Note that many grocery stores are closed Sundays and Mondays, or have limited hours on Sunday mornings.
Village Epicerie: Small yet fantastic little grocery store with a variety of cheeses, breads, meats and wine
Rue Henri Savorin
Open 7 days a week
Larger supermarket: Super U à Puyvert
3 km (10 mins) from Lourmarin
Open 9am to 8pm, Sundays 9am - 1pm
Closed Sunday afternoon