Lourmarin in autumn; the intensity of the sun has faded but it still has some warmth. The crowds have receded but the region’s vibrancy has not diminished. The vendage is almost complete and the air is perfumed with the heady scent of grapes and woodsmoke. The golden shades of autumn sweep a paintbrush of crimson and ochre flames across the landscape. It’s a beautiful time of year to be here but actually it’s always a beautiful time of year here…..

Sun hats have been replaced by softly flowing scarves but the beguiling atmosphere along the streets of Lourmarin in autumn still entices.
Streets of Lourmarin
The pace is still bustling, especially at the weekends and there is always lots to see and do. Restaurant reservations are easier to secure.
Lunch in Lourmarin after the Friday market
Parking on market daysalong the streets of Lourmarin in autumn is ‘pas de problème’ and there are still so many temptations!! Delicious fromage,
Cheese in Lourmarin's Friday market, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
Flowers, lots of flowers, including sunflowers, of course!
Sunflowers in Lourmarin's Friday market, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
Local vegetables,
Vegetables in Lourmarin's Friday market, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
and as you would expect, your choice of brightly coloured Provencal baskets.
Provencal baskets in Lourmarin's Friday market, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
So many stunning, vibrant French linens that it will be hard to  buy only one!
Table cloths in Lourmarin's Friday market, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
For the whole month of October in Lourmarin in autumn, Lourmarin celebrates its local artists, profiling their incredible collection of talent, hosting visitors with wine and canapes.
October Art Festival in Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
and a series of lectures within the mystical atmosphere of the caves of the chateau.
The Chateau in Lourmarin, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
Gazing across the vineyards, as the late afternoon sun’s golden rays bathe the creamy stone walls of Lourmarin in autumn, my heart skips a beat.
View of Lourmarin village, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
The clock tower reminds me of the time of day and I drag myself away from the captivating view to wander back through the village.
Streets of Lourmarin village, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France
This truly is a magical place, my special place, click on all the links to remind yourself exactly what I mean…..

WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN LOURMARIN

WHERE TO STAY IN LOURMARIN

WHERE TO EAT IN LOURMARIN

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