|5 km from Joucas, 8 km from Gordes, 15 km from Apt
Altitude: 500 m
Set in the Regional Natural Park of the Luberon, Murs clings to the side of a hill in the south of the Monts de Vaucluse. Listed as a health resort, Murs, a charming village, is a true delight to visit and stroll through: there are a number of stone wells, remains of ancient fountains, bories, a wash house at the entry to the village. Next to the church you can visit the house of Crillon le Brave (King Henri IV called him 'the brave of the brave'). Nature lovers can follow the long wall of dry stones (27 km) known as the Mur de la Peste (the Plague wall). Built in 1721 it was erected in an effort to protect the Comtat Venaissin from the epidemic sweeping through Marseille. You may also like to follow the trail leading to the bottom of the combe de Véroncle with its ten windmills...
What to see, what to visit: 13th century Romanesque church, the caves of Bérigoule, the Mur de la Peste, the chapel of Notre Dame du Salut.
Recommended activities: walks, mountain biking, tennis, swimming.
Trouvez une destination originale pour vos vacances de fevrier en provence, une location aix en provence, un hotel ardeche, un gite aquitaine et des dizaines de chambre d'hotes ou écouter de la musique argentine.