A la Francaise offers guided tours to the Luberon Villages leaving from Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. You can choose from half day or full day tours, as well as visiting as part of a small group guided tour or with your own private guide. You can also choose to combine your tour of the villages with other must-see sites and activities in Provence like the Luberon markets, the lavender fields and vineyards. Whichever tour you choose, you can be assured you will be accompanied by a friendly and very knowledgeable local expert guide.
Some of the famous Luberon Villages you can visit on a tour are Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Ménerbes, Lacoste and Lourmarin.
Gordes is a must-visit site in the Luberon. Perched high on a cliff above the Luberon Valley, its stunning vistas, artistic heritage, legendary market and great restaurants make it an unforgettable destination to visit.
Roussillon is known for its vibrant ochre cliffs and its colourful buildings, narrow streets, and stunning natural surroundings. Visits here offer a unique and extremely photographic stop on a tour of the Luberon.
Bonnieux is a truly impressive Luberon Village with breathtaking views, the 12th-century Romanesque/Gothic church and wonderful restuarants, shops and a Friday morning market.
Ménerbes is known for its picturesque beauty and rich cultural heritage. Its charming stone buildings, narrow streets, and panoramic views of the Luberon Valley make it a haven for artists and is a delightful tour stop for those seeking a quintessential Provençal experience.
Lacoste is famous for its association with renowned fashion designer, Pierre Cardin and the iconic ruins of the Marquis de Sade's castle. It has attracted artists, writers, and musicians, and travellers alike.
Lourmarin offers visitors a charming Provençal ambiance, historic architecture, picturesque streets, vibrant cultural scene, and the stunning Lourmarin Castle.
Visiting the Luberon Villages from Avignon allows you to combine visits with other activities in Provence such as touring the famous lavender fields, the vineyards in Chateauneuf-du-Pape for a wine tour and tasting, or enjoying Provencal history with visits to the Roman Aqueduct or a historical walking tour of Avignon.
Visiting the Luberon Villages from Aix-en-Provence allows you to combine visits to the charming coastal town of Cassis as well as to the vineyards of Saint-Victoire and surrounding landscapes made famous by Cezanne. Combining the Luberon Villages and a wine tour is the perfect way to immerse your self in Provence’s famed culture and traditions.
Visiting the Luberon Villages from Marseilles allows you to combine visits with a tour of the lavender fields near Sault and to visit the famous Luberon markets.
For those wishing to create their own itinerary to visit the Luberon Villages, A la Francaise offers a private driver-guide for the day.
What are the Luberon Villages?
The Luberon Villages are a collection of small, picturesque villages located in the Luberon region of South-eastern France. The villages are known for their preserved medieval architecture, charming streets, and stunning landscapes. Guided tours introduce visitors to a taste of traditional Provençal culture, history, and natural beauty.
Where are the Luberon Villages?
The Luberon Villages are located in the Vaucluse department of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur in Provence and can be accessed from all three of the main Provence tourist destinations, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.
Why visit the Luberon Villages?
There are several compelling reasons to visit the Luberon Villages:
The Luberon Villages boast well-preserved medieval architecture with stone houses, narrow cobblestone streets, and ancient castles.
The Luberon region offers stunning landscapes with rolling hills, vineyards, lavender fields, and picturesque countryside.
Visitors can immerse themselves in the authentic Provençal culture, with vibrant markets, traditional festivals, local crafts, and delicious gourmet cuisine that you can taste featuring regional specialties like olive oil, wine, and truffles.
The area is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for hiking, cycling, and exploring the scenic trails of the Luberon Regional Natural Park. You can also take an e-bike tour of the Luberon Villages.
The beauty of the Luberon region has long attracted artists, including painters, writers, and musicians. Strolling through the villages whilst on a guided tour, travellers will witness the thriving artistic scene with galleries, workshops, and cultural events.
The Luberon Villages provide an opportunity to experience the slow pace of rural life, where locals maintain their traditions and offer warm hospitality to those who visit.
The Luberon Villages are conveniently located within reach of other notable Provence attractions, including Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, and the stunning Gorges du Verdon, making it a perfect base for further exploration.
Can I drive to the Luberon Villages?
Whilst it’s possible to drive yourself to the Luberon Villages, parking requirements and traffic on market days make joining a guided tour where you are driven, a much easier and more relaxing way to get between the villages.
Can I visit the Luberon Villages from Avignon?
Yes, you can visit the Luberon Villages from Avignon. Avignon serves as a convenient starting point for exploring the beautiful villages in the Luberon region.
Can I visit the Luberon Villages from Aix-en-Provence?
Yes, you can visit the Luberon Villages from Aix-en-Provence. Aix-en-Provence is a great starting point for exploring the charming villages in the Luberon region, offering easy access to the scenic countryside and cultural gems of the area.
Can I visit the Luberon Villages from Marseille?
Yes, you can visit the Luberon Villages from Marseille. You can take a day trip or guided tour to discover the beauty and charm of the Luberon Villages from Marseille.