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This lovely village is the capital of the Aigues valley in the Provence-Alps-Cte d'Azur region of southern France. Situated within the Luberon regional park and settled on the banks of the River Eze, this village is known for its agriculture and wine making.
The remains of the 16th century Tour D'Aigues Renaissance castle retain much of the impressive architecture of the past. Extravagant dcor, a majestic gateway and the elegant faade make this chteau a main attraction of the village. Be sure to visit the Earthenware Museum in the cellar, as well as the local history museum. In the summer, the castle is the site of the South Luberon music, dance and theatre festival.
Visitors should also visit the Notre Dame de Romgas church, which dates back to the 13th to 18th centuries. For a taste of traditional Provencal life, wander around the Tuesday morning market and sample the local produce.
For the more active tourist, this village offers ample opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and even tennis. The surrounding countryside should certainly be explored, whether by foot, bicycle or in your car rental.
If you'd like to visit nearby villages, you should hire a car and head to Grambois, La Bastidonne and Ansouis. Car hire provides a convenient means for exploring the beautiful countryside of Provence.