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La Tour-d'Aigues

• Vaucluse (84240)   • Population: 4,010  • Altitude: 270 m

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This small Medieval town in the Southern Luberon is highlighted by the Renaissance castle sitting in the center, complete with a surrounding [dry] moat.

History of La Tour-d'Aigues


First record, Known as Les Turris (The Towers) and the property of Béranger from 1002 to 1018.

Prehistoric: Neolithic artifacts, including a bronze ax, were found in a valley to the east. Two Neolithique sites have been excavated in this region: Axes and adzes were found at Rougas, and at La Gassaude (4 km east) a bronze ax was discovered.

Gallo-Roman: A Roman alter dedicated to Mars was found here.

Medieval: From the earliest know owner, Béranger - 1002 to 1018, La Tour-d'Aigues had an obscure succession that included Sabran (1240), D'Agoult (1410) and the Baron de Bolliers (16th century).


• GPS: 43.726007, 5.548021


IGN (1/25,000) #3243 OT "Pertuis, Lourmarin"

Didier Richard (1/50,000) #14 "Luberon, Sainte-Victoire"

Transportation La Tour-d'Aigues

Department 84, Vaucluse Buses

  • See Beyond's Bus Schedules Page 2: Vaucluse Department for downloading Vaucluse bus-lines map [Plan global des lignes] and bus-line schedules [pdf for each line] (link for PDF files).
    • Avignon has train or bus connections to Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Nîmes, Saint Remy-de-Provence, Paris.
    • Cavaillon has bus connections to Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Saint Remy-de-Provence.
    • Pertuis has bus connections to Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.

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