Maubec is a perched village situated on a hill “the Montagnette” parallel to the Luberon . The old village has a beautiful view point on the Monts de Vaucluse, the Ventoux and the Luberon. Some beautiful houses built in the Provencal architectural
style along the “calades” and a small heritage linked to water (wells, noria)) make this village the starting point of many hiking paths. Not far from the village, Coustellet Sunday morning farmers’ market is a must.
Origin and meaning of Maubec According to some anecdotal explanations, the village was built on the wrong side of the hill (ubac). The toponymists agree on the the fact that “bec” comes from the celtic, spoken by the Gaul, with the idea of overhanging rock, summit, even fortification.