Small peaceful village on the edge of the Lioux cliff. If you have some time and if you want to see lavender fields, this is the place to come. The cliff which rises in front of the houses, one has the impression to be in front of an immense wall!
Alphonse Daudet's "Letters from my Mill" perfectly depicts this small village hidden between hills and vineyards. At its center is the Étang, an old water reserve that is now the meeting point of the village's inhabitants. What a pleasure to eat an ice cream under the plane trees, don't you think? If you had a village to visit, it would be this one because it is both unmissable and unrecognizable.
Bassin de l'étang
Donjon Saint Michel
La Tour de l'Horloge
La Maison de la Reine Jeanne
La Glacière de Cucuron : Place de l'Étang, 84160 Cucuron
Domaine viticole Saint Estève : Saint Estève, 84240 Ansouis
l'Eglise Saint Martin
le Musée des métiers du vin au Château turcan
Pâtisserie Volpert : pâtisseries colorées et délicieuses, parfait pour une pause gourmande !
L'Art Glacier, 767 Chemin des Hautes Terres, 84240 Ansouis
Drive through the Combe de Lourmarin, the only passage between the North and the South of the Luberon. When you arrive, your attention is drawn to the Renaissance style castle, which can be visited. The dynamic village has many stores, bars and tasty restaurants on shady squares. The Provencal atmosphere can be felt at every corner. Did you know that? Albert Camus lived in Lourmarin and is even buried in this village.
Restaurant Le Moulin : Avenue Raoul Dautry, 84160 Lourmarin
Château de Lourmarin
Hidden in the Luberon, Saignon conceals treasures of Provence: washhouse, fountains, squares and stone houses. Perched on its rock, it is famous for its quietness and its heritage. Take a walk in this romantic village with the accents of the south.
Un jardin sur le toit : 62 Rue de Cassy, 84400 Saignon
Rocher de Bellevue
Château et remparts
Vue panoramique depuis le haut du rocher
On the road to the Colorado of Rustrel, make a stop in this perched village. Dominated by its castle, the village has many doors classified as "Historic Monument". The beautiful houses with colored shutters and the vaulted passages leave some details of the Middle Ages. In the south, there are even ramparts and towers left. The Place de l'Eglise is also very charming. Take your 2CV or your Mehari to the Moulin. On the heights, you can feel the mistral wind blowing in the paddles, a beautiful view awaits you from this place too!
Le Saint Hubert : 1 Place de la Fraternité, 84490 Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt
Vestiges du Château
Montez jusqu'aux vestiges du Château pour avoir une vue sur les alentours
Land of truffles and good wines, this classified village nests near the Luberon. In love with this village, Picasso had bought a house there. Like him, many artists have been fascinated by the landscapes and the light of the Luberon. To walk in this village is to go back in time! Don't miss the Corkscrew Museum or the Saint Hilaire Abbey (a sister of the Sénanque Abbey in Gordes). Eat at the Maison du vin et de la truffe, you'll love it ! Life is good in Ménerbes !
Maison du vin et de la truffe : Place de l'Horloge, 84560 Ménerbes
Musée du Tire-Bouchon
Abbaye de Saint Hilaire
Tour de l'Horloge
Domaine des Peyre
Located in the heart of the Luberon, the domain of Peyre opens its doors for a walk all in flavors. Their wines, at the same time greedy, soft and perfumed, go very well with Provencal dishes. Visit the region even in the plate !
1620 Route d'Avignon, 84440 Robion
The Maison du Fruit Confit
Enter the museum store of this company. The candied fruits are the specialty of the Pays d'Apt whose recipe has remained the same for generations. The house offers visits and workshops to awaken your taste buds. Don't leave empty-handed! Vacations are made to indulge yourself and succumb to greed.
538 Quartier Salignan - RD 900, CS 90137 84400 Apt
Take time to stop in this village in the heart of the Luberon. Park your vintage car at the church parking lot and walk through the narrow streets. What a pleasure to wander through stone houses, some hidden by ivy, under arches and vaulted passages. You will eventually arrive at the Jerusalem Mill. It was in operation until the end of the 19th century. You can still imagine its blades turning with the southern mistral.
La Bartavelle : 29 Rue du Cheval Blanc, 84220 Goult
Moulin de Jérusalem
Les portes et arches
Point de vue sur le Luberon depuis le Moulin de Jérusalem
Café de la Poste : Rue de la République, 84220 Goult
432 Hameau des Sauvans, route de Croagnes 84400 GARGAS
Unknown village and yet all its stone houses remind us of Gordes. Sculptures dot the streets bringing an artistic touch to a village surrounded by vineyards. Do not hesitate to stop there on the road between Gordes and Roussillon.
After seeing the lavender fields, visit this museum to understand everything about this small blue flower. Tools, vats and processes, from picking to distillation, lavender is transformed for its natural virtues into cosmetics and perfumery. Throughout the year, the museum organizes sensory workshops for young and old. Take home a lavender-scented souvenir sold in their store. An essential stop during your stay in Provence.
276 Route de Gordes, Hameau de Coustellet 84220 Cabrières-d'Avignon
Dry stone is omnipresent in this village of the Luberon. A nice walk through the beautiful renovated houses will take you back in time. Outside the village, the Wall of the Plague (at least what remains of it) was hastily built in 1720 when the disease was spreading in the region. At the time, it extended over 27 kilometers and was 2 meters high. A beautiful construction! Hikes start from this wall. You will walk in the scrubland and under the pines. Another way to see Provence than in a 2CV!
Départ de randonnées au Mur de la Peste
Museum of olive oil
From the picking to the making of this delicious oil so typical of the region, you will learn everything in this museum. An educational tour, tools and old machines, it's a journey back in time that awaits you. A modern setting that changes and gives rhythm to your visit. At the end, you can taste their production. They even make their own wine and brandy. If you are convinced, you will not leave empty-handed!
375 Route de la Senancole, 84580 Oppède
Visite du musée
Dégustation d'huile d'olive
You are in the most western village of the Luberon. Its church, at the foot of the mountain, gives all the character to Robion. Another village where life is good, you can't get enough of wandering through the narrow streets and passing from place to place.
A voir : La fontaine centrale, l'église et l'ancien four à chaux
ruelles et arches
Château du Marquis de Sade
Vue panoramique sur le Luberon depuis le Château
Café de France
Roussillon is known all over the world for its colorful houses and streets. This "Most Beautiful Village in France" is unique in the region. You won't find another village that looks like it. Visit the ochre trail at the entrance of the village. You will explore an old open-air quarry, a sublime landscape in the middle of the pines and the garrigue. After seeing the quarry, continue your walk by taking a vintage car to Okhra, the ochre eco-museum. You will learn all about the manufacture, use and export.
Restaurant David : Rue de la Poste, 84220 Roussillon
Sentier des Ocres
Tour de l'Horloge
Glacier des Ocres
Cobbled streets, stone houses and small squares, Gordes has everything to seduce visitors. Classified among the most beautiful villages of France, this village is built on a rocky spur. Majestic is the word that symbolizes Gordes.
Visit the Village des bories at the entrance of the village. Between the 17th and 18th centuries, shepherds and farmers settled in these stone huts. The tourist site shows you the beginnings of this Provencal civilization.
The Abbey of Sénanque also deserves all your attention. This emblematic monument still houses Cistercian monks. It impresses by its architecture and the lavender fields that surround it. Visit of the interior of the Abbey with a fee.
Abbaye de Sénanque
Le village des Bories
Le point de vue sur le village
At the top of the Old Church you will have a panoramic view of the territory. The Pont Julien, outside the village, is over 2000 years old. Built to connect the Roman road to Rome, it is still standing today. If you want to take a walk in the cooler weather, head for the Cedar Forest. These hundred-year-old trees offer a walk in the shade.
Le Fournil : 5 Place Carnot, 84480 Bonnieux
A Noël, l'église installe une immense crèche provençale.
Musée de la Boulangerie
Forêt des Cèdres
Vue panoramique sur le Luberon
Le Rooftop de Bonnieux : Cour Elzéar Pin, 84480 Bonnieux