The Luberon region of Provence is one of the finest examples of French countryside. Lean into a higher quality of life and a calming atmosphere in the stunning heart of Provence.
The Luberon region is a vast area with an extraordinary variety of plants and animals to see. The architectural heritage of the area is picturesque, with five of the villages you’ll see listed among the “Most beautiful villages in France”. Beautiful rolling landscapes greet you in every direction.
The area is named after the main mountain range; a compact massif with an easy 1100m summit. The northern face is steep and rich in oaks, whereas the villages in southern Luberon 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 craftspeople 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 parks in France, it covers most of the territory here. The Ochre Trail in the Provencal Colorado in Rustrel are good ways to discover the geological phenomenon of the area. Ochre sands 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 is designed for people who want to experience the interesting and chilled-out French culture of Provence. You will discover the region 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!