Ansouis is a commune located in the department of Vaucluse in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region (France).

The town is located to the south of the Luberon massif. Like many municipalities in the sector, tourism and agriculture (vineyards, olive trees, etc.) play an important part in its economy.

Built sheltered from the mistral, Ansouis dominates the Durance plain and is located south of Cucuron and Sannes and north of Villelaure and Pertuis.

The village is a member of the association, The Most Beautiful Villages of France.

Tourism and main attractions

Castle, the former home of the Sabran family (10th century), was originally a fortress – it was modified in the 12th and 13th centuries into a castle then in the 15th and 19th centuries. Ansouis Castle is one of the most beautiful in the Luberon.

The body of the current building dates from the 17th century. The castle, not occupied, can be visited. You can admire the lion terrace, the gardens with their 17th century vases, the entrance door decorated with bossed keystones.

Saint-Martin parish church (post-13th century). The building was classified as a historic monument in 1988.


Museum of Wine Arts and Crafts – Château Turcan. Private collection in the heart of a wine estate. Presentation of more than 3,000 exceptional objects in recently renovated buildings. Square of presses of 400 m2 and gallery of masterpieces.

How to get to?

SNCF stations in Pertuis at 7 km towards Aix-en-Provence and Marseille and at Manosque – Gréoux-les-Bains at 28 km.

TGV stations at Aix-TGV Arbois (45 min) or Avignon-TGV (50 min).

Shortest distances by car

From Paris: 7 hr 41 min (748 km) via A6 and A7

From Toulouse: 4 hr 4 min (406 km) via A61 and A9

From Marseille: 1 hr 20 min (62.4 km) via A51

From Monaco: 2 hr 47 min (231 km) via A8

From Andorra: 5 hr 50 min (496 km) via A9

From Madrid: 0 hr 56 min (1,111 km) via A-2

From Moscow: 34 hr (3,260 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 15 hr 34 min (1,486 km) via E70 and A4

From Istanbul: 26 hr (2,483 km) via E70

From Bern: 6 hr 23 min (589 km) via A1

Main information

Area: 17, 63 km2

Population: 1061

Coordinates: 43°44′18″N 5°27′50″E

Language: French

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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