Discover the beautiful village of Maubec in the Luberon in Vaucluse. Perched village that offers stunning views of the Monts de Vaucluse up to the Ventoux.
Maubec is perched on a hill parallel to the Luberon called La Montagnette (small mountain). The Vieux village of Maubec offers a breathtaking view of both the Monts de Vaucluse up to the Ventoux and the Luberon mountains.
Beautiful houses with Provencal architecture arranged along the calades (local pavement) and a small heritage linked to water (wells, noria...) make of this village a starting point for wonderful hikes.
Not far away, its Sunday morning farmer's market (Coustellet) is a must-see...
Although little remains of the original 13th century village, its hydraulic heritage has survived the centuries. The villagers have shown great inventiveness and know-how in order to have access to this water since Roman times. At that time, nearly 40 wells, pumps, basins, fountains, windmills and norias were dotted around the village! In the middle of the 19th century, the old village was gradually abandoned in favour of the plain. The shops (café, bakery, grocery shop, restaurant, hotel) are now concentrated in the lower part of the village.
La Noria (route de Robion)
It was built at the end of the 18th century, beginning of the 19th century. The water was drawn by animal power: a donkey walked on the slabs around the central axis (picnic area on site).
The origins of the name Maubec : Some says it's because the village was built on the wrong side of the hill (“ubac”).
The toponymy specialists agree to attach “beak” to the Celtic, spoken by the Gauls, with the notion of projecting rock, summit, or even fortification.
The Coustellet market, a real meeting place for producers and consumers, offers a colourful and lively discovery of our region.
Hike with breathtaking views of most of the villages on this northern slope of the Petite Luberon. You will discover many species of birds between shaded valleys and scrubland.
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