Capital of the Pays d’Aigues, La Tour d'Aigues is situated between the southern Luberon and the Durance. Surrounded by hills, the village itself culminates at 270 metres altitude, high enough to fully appreciate the surrounding landscapes.
The plains at the foot of the village, where farms and vineyards lie harmoniously side by side, contribute to the area's flourishing activity.
In summer, the wine cooperative of La Tour d'Aigues organises picnics in the vineyards and an introduction to wine tasting of the Luberon wines (reservations on 04 90 07 51 65).
One of the village's inspiring stories concerns the Renaissance Château. Renovated in the 16th and 17th centuries, it was later destroyed by an accidental fire, then once again during the French Revolution before being abandoned and used as a quarry.
In the 1980s, upon the initiative of the General Council, it arose from the dust. Around the same time, an association was created and breathed a new and cultural life into it. For over twenty years now, it has been hosting the Jazz Festival (organised by the AJMI) and today welcomes eclectic artists during the Summer Festival of La Tour, which begins in early July and lasts until mid-August.
The Château also houses the Faïence Museum and has an exhibition space with a year-round programme. Keep an eye out for more to come...
Chateau of La Tour d'Aigues and valley
Chateau la Tour d'Aigues : Renaissance facade
Château la Tour d'Aigues
Village of la Tour d'Aigues and vineyard