This small village classified among the most beautiful villages of France, is built at the top of a hill at feet of the luberon by visiting the village, you will notice that Ménerbes kept(preserved) numerous testimonies of his(its,her) rich historic past.
The Dolmen of Pichouno (unique(only) in Vaucluse) shows that Ménerbes was lived from the prehistoric times. Searches(excavations) have allowed to discover vestiges of villas and former(ancient) cemetery dating the Roman period.
In Moyen-Age, access to the town, then stuffed with underground passages made by two doors St Sauveur and Our Lady. At the time of religious wars in the XVI °, Ménerbes was the capital of the Protestant movement, you will be able to admire the impressive citadel built among the XII ° and XVI °. Magnificent former(old), very well restored houses, give evidence still of this tempestuous past and the place that occupied then the nobility. They give a lot of speed to the old man Ménerbes!
Nicolas de Staël and Picasso possessed their place of residence to Ménerbes, they were joined since by numerous famous artists, musicians, comedians, writers and each possesses today one of these beautiful farms scattered around the village.