Christmas Shopping in a Provence Village: Lourmarin
In the Luberon region of Provence sits a charming village: Lourmarin. Despite its petite size, this village is packed with good shopping. Perfect for the holidays...come along with us to explore gift-giving opportunities.
LES CAVES DU CHATEAU LOURMARIN
Let's start at the village chateau. In the subterranean space of the castle one finds a lovely cave à vin. They offer a nice selection of local wines, champagne and wines from other regions, as well as liquors. The space is amazing because it truly is the underbelly of the chateau itself.
LES COMMISSIONS DU MOULIN
This charming shop is full of goodies perfect for gifts, or vittles for the feasts of the holiday period. From local ceramics to confections and fresh catering, Les Commissions du Moulin won't disappoint.
A lovely independent shop in Lourmarin with exquisite taste. Lovely trinkets and objects presented with impeccable style. Selection includes Astier de Villatte, John Derian and local Provence artisans.
LA FELICITÀ IN CUCINA
A little slice of Italy, which, even in a small village in the south of France, is a real treat. Imported esculents, sweets, wine, cheese and charcuterie from our neighbors across the border, the selection here will make one's mouth water. Perfect for Christmas fare.
LE PETIT COMMERCE
A lovely little shop for the gorgeous women in one's life. The shop is replete with lovely jewelry, bags, accessories, clothing and shoes. The selection is largely up-and-coming French brands.
A lovely mélange of objects, by Barcelona native owner Laia. Her jewelry and selections are whimsical and full of fantasy.
Lourmarin is a perfect village for wandering. Its cobblestone streets, timeworn houses coated with vines and seemingly secret alleyways give one the impression of being transported to another time.
Stop for lunch and a drink at Le Moulin, where you can sit and eat to the music of the fountain. Stroll through the rest of the village and admire the beauty.