Menerbes is the village where Peter Mayle wrote his much-loved book A Year in Provence and its sequels. It runs along the top of a high and narrow ridge, dropping to valleys of vines and orchards on each side. Throughout its history Menerbes has attracted more than its fair share of noblemen and more recently of artists – giving it a distinctly cultured character.
The village is ‘topped and tailed’ by fortifications – the imposing tower of La Citadelle at one end and the medieval castle Le Castellet at the other. Menerbes has two small groceries and a bakery, a seasonal market (Thursday mornings), some good restaurants and a bar, as well as a pharmacy and post office.