LACOSTE - OPPÈDE LE VIEUX - MAY 2005
After Roussillon, we continued travelling in the Luberon. We saw Apt (the capital of the region), Saignon (with a fabulous view of the plains and the Luberon mountain range, as well as a beautiful 12th century roman church), and Lourmarin (where L'Etranger Nobel Prize Winner Albert Camus, who died in a car crash while en route from Lourmarin to Paris on January 4, 1960, at the age of 46, is buried). We visited Bonnieux (and its Boulangerie Museum), Lacoste (with the famous château belonging to the Marquis de Sade, and now owned by Pierre Cardin), Ménerbes (one of the finest villages in France), Oppède le Vieux, and many other villages. A few pictures remain!
"LACOSTE - The site offers an exceptional panorama of Mount Ventoux, Luberon, the Mounts of Vaucluse and the perched villages"
"OPPÈDE LE VIEUX - Preparing to go up the hill, after leaving the car in the lower parking"
"VIEWS - Anywhere you go, terrific views!
"TOP OF THE HILL - A 12th century church which dominates the village"