This is the region where Nicolas de Staël painted delicate silhouettes of the rolling hills, where Pablo Picasso acquired a house for his lover and muse Dora Maar in 1944, and where, more recently, François Ozon shot Swimming Pool. The commune of Ménerbes, built atop a rocky outcrop and officially classed as one of “France’s most beautiful villages”, is also the home of Emile Garcin’s Lubéron agency. Located just a short distance from the Château de Lacoste, once a residence of the Marquis of Sade, the agency is waiting to introduce you to its truly exceptional surroundings, from the Massif du Lubéron and the Alpes de Haute-Provence, to the spellbinding Mont Ventoux. A landscape of intoxicating colours and mystique, punctuated by the towns of Gordes and Ile-sur-la-Sorgue, there is always a delightful surprise around the corner in this region of Provence: a sumptuous converted mill, its garden dotted with olive trees and pines; an 18th century farmhouse with a driveway lined with ancient plane trees; a 19th century house nestling in a rocky inlet; or an ancient residence of the Forcalquier bishops boasting water features and olive groves. Thanks to the presence of these unique properties, enhanced by exclusive facilities such as swimming pools, pool houses, stables, fitted kitchens and guest houses, there is no excuse not to book your viewing trip to discover one of France’s most coveted regions today.