Slow guide

The Holiday To do List

a Slow life Guide to the area


bursting with life all-year long

5 minutes drive from Le Mas de pierre-étoile

Your special To do list

Enjoy Friday morning Market (all-year long) and maybe eat Aïoli in one of the local restaurants (Aïoli is our Friday lunch treat in Provence)

Buy local food and produce at the Farmers’Market on Tuesday (late Spring and Summer) late afternoon-early evening. You can buy food and drinks and enjoy it on the spot 

Read Albert Camus sitting by Albert Camus’ grave (Lourmarin’s cemetery)

Have a peaceful stroll around the Renaissance Castle or visit it

Shopping… This is THE shopping spot in the Luberon, with the widest choice of boutiques

Have a drink at La Maison café. Enjoy lunch/dinner at L’insolite, our big favorite. Plenty of restaurants and bars

Eat some ice-cream at Glaces Ravi: find ou which flavor is your favorite?

Explore the quiet narrow streets and the many paths leading to the vegetable gardens

Look for the beautiful fountains (including the Fontaine des Trois Masques), the old school, the schoolchildren’ path.

Don’t miss the view as you leave the village towards Lauris: landscape of a layout so perfect that it looks like it is painted. At a glance, the Renaissance Castle, the Temple, the Church, the village, as if set in fields and vegetable gardens, with the mountain and sky in the background. An ever-changing landscape, even more beautiful when a thunderstorm threatens, tinting the sky with purple hues. Lourmarin is a lowland village, strategically located at the entrance to the Combe that separates the Petit Luberon, to the west, from the Grand Luberon, to the east, and leads northwards. This aspect, so different from the surrounding villages, which are more perched and defensive, gives it a soothing character.


Enjoy Tuesday morning Market (all-year long) and have lunch in one of the restaurants located around the Bassin. We love Le Cercle, such a simple and easy going place.

Buy local food and produce at the Farmers’ Market on Thursday late afternoon-early evening. 

Eat some ice-cream at La glacière

Explore the quiet narrow streets and the many paths leading to the Church, the Castle and the Donjon, the 3 high points of the village

Don’t miss the Bassin, a beautiful pond of water shaded by 200 year-old plane trees. 


Have lunch or dinner at La closerie.

Treat yourself with French pâtisserie at Pâtisserie Volpert

Explore the quiet narrow streets and the many paths leading to the Castle and beautiful little church

Bring food and drinks and sit behind the church to enjoy the view over the fields and mountain

Don’t miss the church, its floral frescoes, ceiling lights, saints busts : such a little gem !


Have a drink next to the fountain (a “fontaine moussue” “mossy fountain” ; discover what it looks like!)

Don’t miss the church, and its little cemetery (with a beehives wall), below the village, on the right, when leaving the village towards Cucuron. This beautiful church, one of the prettiest of Provence was the setting of the French movie Jean de Florette (dramatic scene on the bench close to the door…) 

Enjoy local food

Visit Local Markets (see Villages details) and ask us for our Small growers list

Ask us for our Best restaurants list

Don’t miss our seasonal recipes

Rent a bike

The great diversity of routes on the territory allows a practice that corresponds to all desires and all levels.

Don’t miss the easy ride from Mas de pierre-étoile to Lourmarin. In Summer, we are lucky to have this shaded road close to the house.

Where to rente a bike:

Lourmarin – Bee’s bike rental station

Cadenet – Bee’s bike rental

Bonnieux – Rent Bike Luberon

Upon prior request, bicycles can be brought at Mas de pierre-étoile.

Don’t miss this Website to find the bike tours and mountain bikes tours you need

Play Pétanque

the classic game from the South of France

Ask us for the rules and learn how to play pétanque on our fabulous pétanque ground 

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