Murs a lovely hilltop village standing 800 meters high on the Monts de Vaucluse has been inhabited since the Paleolithic, as evidenced by its deposits of flint!
So why not perpetuate the tradition and come yourself?
Fortified for the first time under the Roman Empire, and following a history of invasions, it is crowned by a magnificent 12/16th c. castle(private. Murs has beautiful buildings, such as the birthplace of the famous companion of Henry IV, Crillon le Brave that you will have time to admire while walking.
Pay a special attention to the wells, pumps and wash-houses! And if curiosity compells you to enter the Romanesque church Saint-Loup, you will see the treasure, guarded by a two-headed eagle whose origin is still unknown, ...
And that's not all ! The tryptic of Saint Gens painted by Paul Vaysson, exposed in the Town Hall remains to be seen.
When history and stone meet...
You came for the scrubland and the dry stone? You will enjoy hiking along the Plague wall, visiting many remains of abandoned farms or even entering the beautiful bories, a typical local construction.
Do you want more? Put on good shoes and go trekking the Gorges of Véroncle with the remains of 4 mills, or the caves of Bérigoule, the combe of Vaumale and the Col de la Ligne, the crossroads passage between Luberon and Mont Ventoux!