The Luberon gained fame in the 1980s when writer Peter Mayle published ‘A Year in Provence’.

He lived here at the foot of the Luberon mountains, on the outskirts of the hilltop village of Menerbes. The whole Luberon mountain range has now been incorporated into a large National Park. As a result of its wild natural beauty and historic hilltop villages it has rapidly gained popularity, especially among those wanting to rent a holiday home.

There are daily Provencal markets in the villages, and numerous art galleries and museums. During the summer season outdoor concerts, operas and t...