Tourism in Ménerbes

Village of the Vaucluse, Ménerbes is located in a privileged setting, under the sun of the Luberon. With about 1100 inhabitants, Ménerbes offers a quiet living environment and the village of Ménerbes is a haven of peace. The view of the surrounding countryside is very nice.

The beauty of the landscapes fully participates in the charm of this village. Get out your bike, put on your backpack and walk along the sunny paths of the Luberon. During your stay in the Luberon, you can also indulge in other activities. Do you know climbing, for example? Would you like to take part in a horse riding excursion?

In Ménerbes, as everywhere in the region, gastronomic specialties are a tourist attraction in their own right. Meet the local producers, by visiting their farms directly, or at the locally organized markets.

The french wines of the Rhône Valley and the Luberon are renowned throughout the world. You can take advantage of your stay in Ménerbes to visit the vineyards and taste the local wines (in moderation). You can book a winery tour.

Nature activities are not the only tourist attraction of the Luberon: churches, castles and museums are also open to visitors. You can get in touch with the Tourist Office to discover ideas for visits nearby. You want to stay in the Vaucluse? Discover a wide choice of accommodation to spend your stay in the Vaucluse: campsites, hotels, bed and breakfast…

Discover our online travel guide to discover Ménerbes!

The Most Beautiful Villages in France

Ménerbes, in the Luberon, is labelled as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Numerous particularly well preserved vestiges testify to its rich historical past, such as the Dolmen de la Pichouno dating from Prehistory, the Abbey of St Hilaire or the old houses that can be discovered as you stroll through the streets of the village.

You can also visit the church of St Luke, built in the 16th century.


Discovering the Luberon

Between Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Vaucluse, the Luberon offers a wide variety of landscapes, between forests and crops, medieval villages and isolated farmhouses, plateaus, valleys and hills… During your hikes, you will be able to observe more than 270 different species of vertebrates. Ornithology enthusiasts can observe Bonelli’s eagle, a very rare bird of prey. The Luberon can also be discovered by taking the Voie Verte du Calavon. From Robion to Castellet, this 37-kilometre cycle path passes through the heart of remarkable landscapes. Among the most touristic destinations, we can mention the villages of Ansouis, Lourmarin, Gordes, Roussillon and Ménerbes, which all belong to the most beautiful villages in France.

Read more : Luberon Regional Natural Park

Peter Mayle and Ménerbes

Peter Mayle’s love affair with France began in Ménerbes, a (very) small town in the Luberon. As a publicist, Peter Mayle visited this corner of Provence during a rainy holiday and fell in love with the region.

In his book A Year in Provence, he tells the story of a British couple’s move to a picturesque and authentic village. His (somewhat autobiographical) novel became a bestseller, and put Ménerbes on the world map.

Read more :Peter Mayle


Vaucluse Museums

During your stay in the Vaucluse, you will find a large number of cultural activities near Ménerbes. The Vaucluse has several dozen museums. Which museums to choose? You can visit the Francesco Petrarch Museum in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the Rabasse du Ventoux museum in Monieux, the Moulin des Bouillons museum in Gordes, the lapidary museum in Avignon, the industrial adventure museum in Apt, the mechanical music mill in Mormoiron…

Practical information

Prepare your stay :

  • Tourist Office: the website is available in English at
  • Accommodation : you can easily find tourist accommodation in Ménerbes or nearby: hotel, holiday rental, bed and breakfast, camping…

Explore the region :

You can also discover the Luberon and Provence with a guide: ask at the Tourist Office!