The Waldensian country
Mérindol is situated on the southern face of the Luberon at the border of the Vaucluse and the Bouches du Rhône counties. 200 meters high, the village can gaze at the large Durance plain. Mérindol is still today the symbol of the Waldenses historical trail. It is also the starting point of beautiful hiking paths in the south of the Luberon range.
Did you know ?
The slaughter of the Waldenses in the Luberon. The Waldenses of the Luberon were the disciples of Valdés (or Pierre Valdo), who created this religious movement known as the “Poor of Lyon”. In 1545, the
Parliament of Aix pronounced the massacre of the Waldenses who adopted the creed of the Reformed Church. 3000 people were killed, 11 villages destroyed within 5 days, among them Cabrières d’Avignon and Mérindol.