Trying Luberon means adopting one of the highest qualities of lifestyle and a calming atmosphere!
The Luberon is a vast area with exceptionally varied flora and fauna, outstanding architectural heritage (five of the villages ranked as “Most beautiful villages in France”) and beautiful landscapes. The area is named after the main range; a compact massif with an easy 1100m summit. The northern face is steep and rich in oaks, whereas the villages in the southern Luberon in Vaucluse overlook the tranquil course of the Durance river. Sun-gilded drystone walls, ochre-washed homes, terraced fields and shady squares with gurgling fountains all contribute to the warm and gentle lifestyle which dominates here.
Artists and craftspersons hone their talents in each village. Vineyards and cherry orchards dot the hillsides, and the plains are planted with gorgeous fruit, including one of the jewels in Vaucluse’s crown, the melon from Cavaillon.
Abundant flora and fauna are protected by the Luberon Regional National Park, one of the best conserved natural park in France, which covers most of the territory here. On your walk, the Ochre Trail in the Provencal Colorado in Rustrel are good ways to discover the geological phenomenon of the ochre sands and the contrast with the deep blue of the sky and the intense green of the vegetation adds to the beauty. Plant and garden lovers will delight in the terraces at the Château de Lauris.
This trip has been designed for people who want to experience some of the most interesting and chilled-out French culture. You will discover Provence differently through sun-drenched fields, fragrant lavender, rustic villages buzzing with cicadas. The hilly countryside is exceptional; rich in almonds and apricots, olives and grain. There can be no doubt that this is Provence!