Lourmarin is a charming little village to wonder around – with the vine-walls, fountains here and there, and the lovely castle that’s open to the public. Somehow it feels a little bit more modern than the other villages, such as Gordes, Meberbes and Roussillon. Perhaps it’s the the numerous unique boutiques and cafes that add to this modern feel. Lourmarin sits on a plain, unlike the other villages which all sit on top of the hill. It’s a convenient base if you are going to Aix En Provence.