The villages of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur offer you a real return to your roots. You will be seduced by Ansouis, a picturesque village in the Vaucluse. Set in a natural setting, this authentic Luberon village has managed to preserve its identity. Here, people take the time to live.

Several nature activities await you nearby. Do you like hiking? You can walk along the hiking trails of this preserved area of the Luberon. In the surroundings of the Vaucluse, outdoor activities are diverse. You can for example opt for a horse ride, or try your hand at climbing.

The southern Luberon is renowned for its local produce. The farmers’ markets organised in the villages allow you to discover many specialities: fruit and vegetables, jams, honeys, cheeses, olive oil, wines… A market takes place every Sunday in Ansouis. The Pertuis farmers’ market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday morning from March to December.

For centuries, men have been part of the charm of the Luberon: churches, chapels, museums, castles will also punctuate your discoveries of the region. Are you rather culture or nature? You can prepare your stay by contacting the Tourist Office of Ansouis. You wish to stay in Southern France? The campsite is appreciated under the Vaucluse sun. You can also find remarkable guest rooms and hotels. In order to help you prepare your stay, we suggest quality accommodation.

The Most Beautiful Villages of France

Ansouis belongs to the very closed club of the Most Beautiful Villages in France, a label granted to villages with less than 2000 inhabitants that have preserved and enhanced their historical heritage and living environment. Visiting a village labelled as Ansouis is the assurance of enjoying a place of picturesque charm.

The village has a remarkable heritage. The 17th century castle is privately owned but can be visited. Events are also regularly organised there. The Church of Saint Martin was built in the Middle Ages, but the exact date of its construction is not known.

The Luberon Regional Nature Park

The Luberon Regional Natural Park is characterized by its remarkable natural areas. Between vineyards, meadows and wooded areas, valleys and mountains, the Park has a complex identity, between Provence, the Alps and the Mediterranean. During your hikes, you will be able to observe more than 270 different species of vertebrates (birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals…). During your hikes, you will be able for example to observe Bonelli’s eagle, a particularly rare species of bird of prey. On the nature side, the Luberon can also be discovered by crisscrossing the Voie Verte du Calavon. From Robion to Castellet, this 37-kilometre-long cycle route passes through the heart of remarkable natural sites. The Luberon is also known for its magnificent classified villages, which await you around Ansouis.

Vaucluse Museums

The Extraordinary Museum is situated in Ansouis. Its founder, Georges Mazoyer, has brought together an impressive collection based on his two great passions: scuba diving and art. The museum’s galleries feature a display of fish, shells, corals, and fossils, as well as ceramics, paintings, and stained glass.

The museum of the arts and crafts of wine is also located in Ansouis, at Château Turcan. It presents more than 3000 objects related to wine and viticulture.

During your stay, you will be able to multiply cultural activities. The department has several dozen museums: the Rabasse museum in Monieux, the Requien museum in Avignon, the Museum of Apt, the museum of the old doll and toy in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the museum of the oil mill in Rustrel…

Practical Informations

Would you like to visit Ansouis during your holiday? We can help you to prepare your stay.

  • Location: Ansouis is located about 30 km north of Aix-en-Provence, and less than 10 km from Pertuis.
  • Nearby tourist towns and villages: Lauris, Cadenet, Pertuis, Lourmarin, Vaugines, Cucuron, Bonnieux
  • Market days: every Sunday morning
  • Accommodation: you can book a hotel room, a guest house, a bed and breakfast or a campsite in the southern Luberon.
  • Tourist Office (address): Le Château – BP 16, LA Tour D’Aigues (84240)
  • Tourist Office (phone): (+33)4 90 07 50 29
  • Official website: https://www.luberon-sud-tourisme.fr/

Peter Mayle, known for his novel A Year in Provence, often visited Ansouis at the restaurant La Closerie. Do you want to settle in Ansouis? Properties for sale are available, and you can choose between a flat, a villa, an old farmhouse… Our advice: a swimming pool is very appreciated in summer!