Discover the beauty and authenticity of Ménerbes, a picturesque village in the Luberon. Between heritage and charming landscapes, let yourself be seduced by this pearl of the south of France.

84560, Ménerbes

The village of Ménerbes offers a unique insight into France's rich history and culture. This picturesque hilltop village, ranked as one of the most beautiful in France, is packed with remarkable tourist attractions and fascinating discoveries for travellers. From religious buildings to the remains of fortifications and the not-to-be-missed Maison de la Truffe et du Vin, Ménerbes is a veritable palette of captivating experiences.

Ménerbes, seemingly rising out of the rock, is a reminder that the village was a perfect stronghold from the 11th century onwards. In the Middle Ages, on his return from the Crusades, Saint-Louis founded the priory of Saint-Hilaire.
In the 16th century, the Wars of Religion had a major impact on the history of Ménerbes. The Catholic troops of the King of France and the Pope laid siege to the village for 5 years before overthrowing the Calvinists who occupied it.

Ménerbes, which has been named one of France's most beautiful villages, became popular thanks to writer Peter Mayle and his novel "A Year in Provence".

The picturesque village, with its beautiful houses and mansions dating from the 16th to 18th centuries, has attracted many famous artists: Nicolas de Staël, Picasso and Dora Maar, ...

Attractions include the Castellet and the Citadelle (private), the 14th-century Church of the Assumption and its primitives, the belfry and its campanile, and the bust of Clovis Hugues, poet and politician 1851/1907.

Each of its attractions, such as the 16th-century church of Saint-Luc and its old cemetery, the Porte St Sauveur, to name but a few, tells a piece of history, evokes a bygone era or illustrates the Provençal art of living. Whether you're a history buff, an epicurean or simply a lover of beautiful landscapes, Ménerbes awaits you for a memorable journey.



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