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From Aix : Hilltop Villages in Luberon

1. From Aix : Hilltop Villages in Luberon

Visit the most beautiful medieval hilltop villages in the southern Luberon. Discover the charms of Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Roussillon, and Gordes on a 6-hour tour. Stop in Lourmarin for some free time, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in France, and noted for its Renaissance castle.Take a photo in Bonnieux, a picture-perfect Provençal village that features a 12th-century church surrounded by ancient cedars. Continue to Roussillon via the Roman-era Pont Julien. Roussillon, perched atop an ochre-colored cliff, is a favorite of painters, and a magical place where combinations of oxides give the ochre an infinite variety of colors. Gordes offers an extraordinary vision of a stone village erected on a massive rock. Its fortress castle and church dominate the houses of the village, which were built with stones taken from the rock on which they sit.

From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Market & Villages Day Tour

2. From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Market & Villages Day Tour

Travel on a full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence to Luberon valley, an area of charming and unique villages. On Sunday only, stop in L'Isle sur la Sorgue to wander through the open-air market, and along the canals. Take some time to stop in the various antique shops. Enjoy the exceptional hilltop village of Gordes from the panoramic viewpoint and snap some photos. Afterward (from mid-June to mid-July only) stop for photos of the blooming lavender fields at Senanque Abbey. Drive to the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse before continuing to the colorful village of Roussillon and its ochre cliffs. Make your way back through the picturesque and winding Combe of Lourmarin. Stop in Lourmarin, one of the most beautiful villages in France, famous for its Renaissance castle. Here you can enjoy some free time before returning to Aix-en-Provence. The order of the stops can change according to market days. Gordes - market on Tuesday. Roussillon - market on Thursday. Lourmarin - market on Friday. Apt - market on Saturday. L'Isle sur la Sorgue - market on Sunday.

From Marseille: Luberon Markets & Villages Full-Day Trip

3. From Marseille: Luberon Markets & Villages Full-Day Trip

Tour the enchanting hilltop villages and colorful landscapes of the Luberon region of southern France on a full-day tour. Enjoy roundtrip transportation from Marseille, then have plenty of free time to explore traditional markets, antique shops, and historic monuments in different towns. Depart from the meeting point and discover a unique Luberon market, depending on the day of your tour. Experience the aromas and flavors of traditional Provençal products. On Tuesdays, spend time in the dry-stone-built village of Gordes and explore its market. On other days, stop in Gordes for a panoramic photo stop. On Thursdays, see the village of Roussillon and its colorful houses, with an iconic market. On Fridays, enjoy free time in Lourmarin, famous for its Renaissance castle, and visit the market. On Saturdays, discover the market in the city of Apt, famous for the candied-fruits production. On Sundays only, visit the market that takes place in L'Isle sur Sorgue. From mid-June to mid-July, make a photo stop at Sénanque Abbey, with its lavender fields in bloom. Drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse and the Sorgue resurgence before heading back to Marseille.

From Marseille Cruise Terminal : Luberon Villages

4. From Marseille Cruise Terminal : Luberon Villages

Meet your driver at the bottom of the ship in Marseille cruise terminal and hop-on your air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy this excursion to the famous Luberon area. Drive to your first stop Lourmarin, where you will have the chance to wander during your free time. In this charming village, you will have a look at the famous Renaissance castle, considered a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture style (traditional open air market every Friday morning). Continue to the hilltop village of Bonnieux through the picturesque and winding route called the Combe of Lourmarin, which crosses the Luberon's mountain from south to north. Have free time in the village overlooking the Luberon hill range. Continue toward the colorful village of Roussillon and its ochre cliffs, you will be impressed by all the different ochre color use to paint the buildings and houses of the village. Great place for photographers. (traditional open air market every Thursday morning). Free time for lunch on your own. The last stop will be in Gordes, which ranks among the most beautiful villages in France, where you will do a photo stop at the panoramic point of view facing this surprising perched village. Enjoy the breathtaking view from there.

From Aix-en-Provence: Sault Lavender and Gordes Day Trip

5. From Aix-en-Provence: Sault Lavender and Gordes Day Trip

Discover the fields of lavender in Pays de Sault on a full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence. Visit the hilltop villages of Saignon and Gordes, and marvel at the scenic views. After meeting your driver-guide at the meeting point in Aix-en-Provence, set off on your tour. Drive through the Luberon Natural Regional Park along the picturesque and winding Combe of Lourmarin. Reach the Plateau of Claparèdes, with its numerous "bories" (typical dry-stoned houses) among the lavender fields. Then, arrive in the hilltop village of Saignon to enjoy a breathtaking panorama. Next, drive to Pays de Sault, famous for its wide lavender fields in bloom. Stop in Sault, “the capital of lavender.” and enjoy some free time to explore and grab lunch (not included) on your own. In the afternoon, discover one of the most beautiful villages in France, Gordes, a village erected on a cliff. Admire the fortified castle and church that dominate the typical houses of the village, which were built with stones from the rock on which they stand. After, return to the tour's starting point. N.B : A la Française reserves the right to modify the programm according to the lavender's blooming stage

From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon & Vineyards Tour with Tastings

6. From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon & Vineyards Tour with Tastings

Embark on an immersive journey through Provence, exploring the charming villages of the Luberon region and the traditional vineyards located East of Aix-en-Provence. Learn about local heritage and taste delicious wines as you take in views of Mount Sainte-Victoire. Take a scenic drive along Cézanne road, on the way to the Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards, located at the foot of the Sainte-Victoire Mountain. Visit two wineries to sample tasty, full-bodied red wines and subtle elegant rosés. Spend free time in the village of Lourmarin famous and see its Renaissance-style castle. Enjoy a photo stop in Bonnieux before moving on to the colorful village of Roussillon which, with houses painted in ochre shades. Explore the hilltop village of Gordes, then return to Aix by early evening.

From Aix-en-Provence: Cassis & Luberon Tour

7. From Aix-en-Provence: Cassis & Luberon Tour

Embark on a tour to several villages from Aix-en-Provence. Stop at several picturesque villages and admire the fantastic scenery. Depart from Aix-en-Provence by minivan and first drive to Cassis and Cape Canaille. Spend some free time strolling through the charming fisherman port of Cassis, before stopping to admire the views of the highest seaside cliff in Europe, Cape Canaille. Enjoy the local market on Wednesday and Friday. Next, continue north to the Massif du Luberon, known for its many quaint villages. First, discover the village of Lourmarin famous for its Renaissance-style castle. Enjoy a photo stop in Bonnieux, followed by a visit to the colorful village of Roussillon, where the houses are painted with ochre. Stroll in the medieval village of Gordes, a scenic village perched on a steep hilltop. Afterward, be returned to the city center of Aix-en-Provence.

Luberon: Full-Day Wine Tour from Marseille

8. Luberon: Full-Day Wine Tour from Marseille

With your wine guide, discover the south Luberon wine area basking in a perfect Mediterranean climate. Learn about the winemakers’ savoir-faire and the authentic Luberon wines between Provence and Rhône Valley. Learn all about the wine making process while visiting the cellars, and enjoy some free time to visit and dine in the picturesque village of Lourmarin, ranked one of the most beautiful villages of France. After lunch, your guide will give you a private tour of a third winery to round out the day.

From Aix en Provence: Luberon Villages Full-Day Guided Tour

9. From Aix en Provence: Luberon Villages Full-Day Guided Tour

Visit the village of Gordes This morning, head out to the village of Gordes, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Facing the Luberon mountain range, the village is composed of small paved streets, known as calades, where it feels so nice to get lost in. To mostly appreciate this unique village, magic operates in spring and autumn as summer is very crowded by the number of visitors. Admire the Senanque Abbey After the visit of Gordes, it will be time to take you to the beautiful area of Senanque to admire the Cistercian abbey of Senanque where you will take time for a photo stop. In July, the Abbey is surrounded by magnificent Lavender fields. The Abbey is still home to a community of Cistercian monks that follow the rule of Saint Benedict. Cultivation of lavandin, of olive trees, production of honey, visits of the abbey, hospitality and monastic shop permit the monks to live but also to maintain and restore the monument. Free time for lunch After the visit, it will be time to stop in a local village for lunch. Don't hesitate to ask your guide for suggestions. Roussillon & The Ochre Trail Your tour from Aix en Provence continues with the visit of some of the most beautiful villages of the Luberon region. The villages of Lourmarin and Roussillon are next on your program. Roussillon is a typical hilltop village located just above a rock formation called the “Provencal Colorado“. Here, you will have some time for personal discovery that will allow you to stroll down the village or walk along the “ochre path", a 30 minute walk. The Ochre Trail Discover one of the main highlights of the village of Roussillon, the Ochre Trail, an easy walking trail that takes place in what used to be an Ochre Quarry. Extracted during the 18th century, the mining has now stopped but the location is quite stunning. The natural Ochre pigments mixed with the sand of the cliffs constitute a mineral landscape made up of Iron Oxide that creates colors ranging from bright yellow to violet. Before returning to Aix en Provence, finish with the visit of Lourmarin. Lourmarin The village of Lourmarin is quite unique. As you stroll the winding streets, the architecture in the village reveals its many riches: from the Renaissance to the Baroque period, from Classicism to the 19th century, the houses in Lourmarin highlight the incomparable know-how of those builders often little known to the general public. Located in a gorgeous setting that is surrounded by olive and almond trees, the village has attracted numerous artists and writers such Henri Bosco and Albert Camus. Again, enjoy some time in the village where options include the visit of its ancient castle. The village was the source of inspiration for Peter Mayle’s “A year in Provence”. After the visit, it will be time to return to Aix en Provence.

NEW Luberon villages Full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence

10. NEW Luberon villages Full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence

Each day we start from a different village depending on the market. At Fontaine de Vaucluse we can admire the Sorgue river and take a walk to its source. The viewpoint near the villages of Gordes will allow us to take the most beautiful pictures of the Provencal landscapes. On Tuesday, free time in the village of Gordes to enjoy the market day. We will go to Roussillon (market on Thursday), the houses are coloured in red because of the ochre production present in its past. And in Lourmarin, a nice walk in the village will make us discover the beautiful square, local products and chich bootiques. Special every Sunday: the tour will last 1 hour longer to visit the market of l'Isle sur la Sorgue, the biggest antique market in the region. Free time to explore all the villages.

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Emil took us to the most beautiful villages in Provence. During this tour we had time to explore on our own and we had lunch in a garden patio at Roussillon. This was a perfect full day excursion and Emil was personable without being imposing so it felt like our day. Merci Beaucoup Emil.

An amazing day! We went to some gorgeous villages - the markets in Lourmarin, lunch in Roussillon, and time to wander in Gordes and Fontaine de Vaucluse. Lucy our guide was friendly and informative. Thoroughly recommend this trip as a great way to see the best of Provence.

This was a great trip. At first I had doubts about spending 9 hours on this trip, but it flew by super quickly. I loved the concept of learning about the villages while we're driving and then exploring on our own. The olive oil tasting was a nice addition.

It was a beautiful day ! Loved seeing all the towns/villages. Lucy- the Tour guide was excellent! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Perfect day trip!

trip was changed to a different trip due to lack of people for my tour so I had a good day for the price I paid for half a day Florence was amazing