The path from Pierrouret to Lourmarin

Easy hiking

Visual of the Pierrouret trail

1. At the foot of the Renaissance castle of Lourmarin, called La Colette. This easy loop of about 3.5 km allows you to discover the country of Lourmarin described by Henri

Bosco: its meadows, hills and shady valleys, streams, in all the diversity of its vegetation: orchards, oak groves, pine groves of Aleppo, low scrubland with holm oak trees, olive groves.

2. Go on the paved path of Roucas. You will soon notice the presence of small orchards.

This path passes by green meadows where from the end of February the almond trees are in bloom. Rounds of small passerines announce the beginning of spring throughout the circuit.

3. At the Basse Prairie you arrive at the Aigue-Brun watercourse, an idyllic corner for fauna and flora. Ideal for soaking your feet and taking a break. You will be lucky to see a kingfisher or a cincle. After the small bridge take a small coast to the left and continue straight on the path to Vitas, to reach the Carraire road. At the intersection stay on the paved road and turn right, (You can see the small town of Puy-Vert on the left) continue straight on the ascent to reach the pine grove, leave the path of Huguenots on your left and continue. Many broom bushes on both sides of the path, and in front of us the Petite Luberon. At the intersection turn right, the Chemin de Pierrouret follow it and descend behind the wooded hill.

4. On the tarmac road you fall on the GR97, you walk along the hill and you reach the Colette du Château (source of the Raillet) and the village of Lourmarin.

Points of interest: The Renaissance Castle in a typical Provencal landscape. Pinewoods, olive trees, apricot orchards, cherry and almond trees. Presence of many birds; sittelles, chickadas, finches, climbers. A rather unusual stream that descends from dry and hostile scrubs.

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Le chemin de Pierrouret
La Colette

84160 Lourmarin
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