Villages of Luberon
Villages of Luberon
Located in the extraordinary beautiful south of France, the Villages of Luberon are a collection of charming, medieval villages that decorate the Greater Luberon, Lesser Luberon and Eastern Luberon mountain ranges.
Your journey begins as you meet your local driver at the cruise terminal for a breathtaking, panoramic ride to the enchanting village of Lourmarin. Upon arrival, make your way to Lourmarin Castle, the first Renaissance castle built in Provence and a popular destination for summer concerts. Use the rest of your free time to meander past ornate fountains and take a seat at one of the many outdoor cafes for a cup of coffee. You might be lucky enough to stroll through the open-air markets during your visit (Friday mornings).
Continue from here to Bonnieux, perched high atop the mountains with spectacular views of the valley below. If you have a sense of deja vu while here, it could be because the village itself was made famous from being the location for Ridley Scott's film A Good Year. Enjoy some free time to walk the winding cobblestone streets and check out the Musee de la Boulangerie, a bread museum tucked inside a village house. If you are feeling adventurous you can hike up to the hill to the 12th century Roman Gothic Vieille Eglise church for Insta-worthy views of Mont Ventoux as well as the villages of Gordes, Lacoste, and Roussillon.
From there you will make your way to the colorful town of Roussillon and its renowned ochre cliffs. This interesting village has more restaurants per person than any other in Luberon and is the perfect place to stop for lunch (at your own expense). You will have some free time here to hit the traditional open-air market (Thursday mornings), take photos of the many colorful doorways adorning the houses and view the ochre quarry.
Conclude your tour with a photo op at a panoramic point in Gordes during your return trip to port. Book this amazingly beautiful small group, full-day tour today for a memorable time in the Villages of Luberon.
Please Note: Entrance tickets to any monuments are not included and at your own discretion.