Lauris: tourism and travel guide

The commune of Lauris in the Vaucluse can not dream of more enchanting landscapes. This preserved village of the Luberon will seduce you by its authenticity.

The village is dominated by its castle, famous for its hanging gardens. Men have participated in the beauty of the Luberon landscapes: chapels, churches, museums, castles also appeal to tourists. You will enjoy the visit of the We recommend, for example, a visit to the Silvacane Abbey.

Do you want to find a privileged destination for an active vacation in the sumptuous setting of this unspoiled Luberon region? The village is the starting point of many hiking trails, with itineraries suitable for beginners as well as experienced walkers. Various outdoor activities can be practiced in the Luberon. Would you like to take part in a climbing session? Would you like to take advantage of your future vacations to participate in a horse riding excursion?

From the beaches, creeks and cliffs of the Mediterranean to the mountain pastures of the alpine valleys, the attractiveness of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is also based on its gastronomy. The farmers’ markets organized in the Vaucluse are a unique opportunity to take part in local life, while buying local products that you will enjoy a few hours later, for example as an aperitif. Lauris’ stores and restaurants also invite you to discover local products.

You wish to stay in the Vaucluse department? Many tourists love camping in the sunny Vaucluse. You can also find bed and breakfasts and hotels with character. You can prepare your vacation by booking accommodation that suits you.

You can get in touch with the Tourist Office to discover all the tourist curiosities in the area.

Discovering the Luberon

The foundation of the Luberon Regional Natural Park in 1977 was useful in view of the diverse landscapes it shelters. Between vineyards, meadows and wooded areas, valleys and hills, the Park offers visitors a mosaic of landscapes. During your hikes, you will be able to meet a rich fauna of 270 different species of vertebrates evolving in wet or dry areas, on land or in the sky. Ornithology enthusiasts can notably observe the Jean-le-Blanc circaète, the Egyptian vulture, the kestrel and Bonelli’s eagle. The Luberon can also be explored on a bicycle.

From Lauris, set off on the paths of the Park, discovering the landscapes and terroirs that characterise it. Don’t miss Ansouis, Ménerbes, Gordes, Roussillon and Lourmarin, all of which are among the most beautiful villages in France.

Read more: Luberon Regional Natural Park

Vaucluse Museums

Silvacane Abbey welcomes you near Lauris, on the other bank of the Durance.

The village of Lourmarin, a few kilometers from Lauris, is famous for its magnificent château.

Avignon is not far away. Here you can visit the Palais des Papes, the Petit Palais museum, the Calvet museum and the Pont Saint-Bénézet.

You can also visit the museums of Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, two major cities less than an hour’s drive away: the Mucem, the Musée Granet, Paul Cézanne’s studio and the Vasarely foundation all await you!

Visiting Lauris: practical information

Destination Luberon Tourist Office provides all the tourist information you need about Lauris :

  • Official website: https://uk.destinationluberon.com/
  • Address: Rue de la Mairie – 84360 Lauris
  • Phone number: +33 (0)4 90 71 32 01

Several markets are held in Lauris throughout the year:

  • Every Monday morning: weekly market
  • Every Thursday late afternoon: farmers’ market
  • Every Thursday evening: night market