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Ansouis, Provence

Hilltop village with castle and wine museum

Ansouis is a little village in the Vaucluse department between the Luberon massif and the Durance river.

The village itself is home to just over 1000 people, and it does have a rather impressive castle which was first built in the 10th century and then modified in the 13th, 15th and 19th centuries. 

Ansouis may be tiny but it is very pretty and, perched as it is on a small hill, commands impressive views of the surrounding countryside. There is a Sunday morning market and during the summer months there are various festivals and fetes.

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Sights & Attractions in Ansouis

The castle can be visited in tour groups and inside there are collections of  17th and 18th century furniture and tapestries, there is also a wine museum and vineyard.

In addition to this the wine museum situated just outside of Ansouis is a must for all wine lovers, and a fascinating for all amateurs.

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Things to Do in Ansouis

Bonde Lake is situated in the heart of the Luberon and offers activities and relaxation for all the family. In the summer, there are lifeguards on duty in July & August, and you can try out canoeing, pedal boating and fishing (permit required). There is a decent sized beach to play on and trails to follow in the surrounding wooded countryside. There are four tennis courts, a playground, picnic areas and a snack bar.

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Dining in Ansouis

Although this is a small town there are several nice restaurants, including the Michelin starred La Closerie.

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