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Mirabeau

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At the crossroads of three departments that are the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône and the Var village Mirabeau quietly takes place at the heart of the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon. Town of Vaucluse, it is between Pertuis and Manosque, near Apt.

In the Middle Ages, around the twelfth century, the village of Mirabeau was deeply connected to the rhythm of the river Durance, which irrigated the cultivated plains. In medieval, the town reveals a certain charm and immerses its visitors in a glorious past. Monuments of interest abound, and Mirabeau has put its heritage to attract tourists eager to discover the architecture of Vaucluse.

Provencal village Mirabeau enjoys an exceptional natural setting, offering various outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking or swimming and climbing. Gastronomy is also honored in the town, with the production of four wines AOP Luberon, olive oil from Provence AOC, or lamb from Sisteron and honey.

Geographical information

MunicipalityMirabeau
Postcode84120
Latitude43.7043930 (N 43° 42’ 16”)
Longitude5.6561009 (E 5° 39’ 22”)
AltitudeFrom 214m to 628m
Surface area31.66 km²
Population1243 inhabitants
Density39 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAvignon (73 mi, 1h26)
Insee code84076
IntercommunalityCC Territoriale Sud-Luberon
DepartmentVaucluse
TerritoryProvence
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Paul-lès-Durance4 mi (8 min)
La Bastidonne4.9 mi (9 min)
Beaumont-de-Pertuis5.2 mi (10 min)
Grambois6.3 mi (15 min)
La Tour-d'Aigues6.5 mi (13 min)
Peyrolles-en-Provence7.8 mi (14 min)
Jouques8.3 mi (16 min)
Pertuis8.5 mi (15 min)
Corbières-en-Provence8.7 mi (14 min)
Peypin-d'Aigues8.8 mi (22 min)
Saint-Martin-de-la-Brasque9.8 mi (23 min)
La Motte-d'Aigues10.3 mi (24 min)
Vinon-sur-Verdon10.4 mi (18 min)
Vitrolles-en-Lubéron10.6 mi (27 min)

Things to see and do

Walking through the cobbled streets of Mirabeau, visitors plunge in the heart of the Middle Ages and imbibe from another era.

Unfortunately can not be visited, Castle Mirabeau quietly dominates the village. Present since at least the twelfth century, it housed especially in its time, the famous Gabriel Honoré Mirabeau famous revolutionary of the eighteenth century. The current building dates from the fifteenth century and has undergone several changes over time. Long abandoned, it was restored in the nineteenth century and is now private property.

Mix of styles, the Church of St. Peter reveals among others a Romanesque door, a seventeenth-century portal of the nineteenth century windows, or a very disparate bell tower with a base of the twelfth century, a central part of the seventeenth, and nineteenth summit.

Located in the village center, the fountain consists of a circular pool, square pillar or newts spitting water. We can also admire several chapels, like that of St. Michael, La Garrigue and Sainte-Madeleine. The latter dominates the Durance, at the entrance of Canteperdrix show and was listed building.

The bridge has some elements Mirabeau registered historical monument. The current building dates from the late 1980s.

Events and festivities

The market is held every Saturday morning. Every Saturday in July, the village offers a night Provencal market with local artisans and entertainment.

The votive festival takes place in early August.

In early October, the harvest festival offers various events around wine and vines.

Weather

Friday 21 april
Min. 13°C - Max. 20°C
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Saturday 22 april
Min. 13°C - Max. 25°C
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Sunday 23 april
Min. 13°C - Max. 19°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Outing in Provence with a tour guide
Culture and education35 € Gréoux-les-Bains (12.1 mi)
Guided Tour of the Medieval Village of Puyloubier
Culture and education32 € Puyloubier (12.4 mi)
Garden of the 5 senses and primary shapes
Nature and the great outdoors6 € Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde (12.7 mi)
Segway Tour of Aix-en-Provence – 2 hours
Entertainment50 € Aix-en-Provence (16.2 mi)
Day Trip to the Occitane Factory, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and the Verdon Gorges
Entertainment110 € Aix-en-Provence (16.2 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around Gréoux-les-Bains by electric bike
Cycling itineraryEasy2h30Gréoux-les-Bains (12 mi)
Sainte-Victoire Mountain - Saint-Ser Chapel
HikeEasy1h30Puyloubier (12.4 mi)
Colorado of Provence
HikeEasy1h00Rustrel (17.5 mi)
Tour of Saint-Pons
HikeEasy4h00Bonnieux (19.2 mi)
Hiking and biking trails in Gréasque
Mountain bike itineraryEasy1h00Gréasque (19.6 mi)

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