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Provence: Tour du Luberon
Avignon ~ l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
~ Fontaine de Vaucluse ~ Abbaye de Senanque ~ Gordes
Selfguided hotel based walking trip, from, Avignon, Fontaine de Vaucluse or l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
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Tour du Luberon
amongst the mauve of lavender fields of the Luberon and the different
ochres of the earth will leave lasting impressions for your minds eyes.
Self Guided Walking
Villages of the Luberon
The Luberon, a rugged, wooded region stretches for about 65 kilometres between Cavaillon, in the West, and Manosque in the East, at its Western extremity. The Western end is known as the ‘Petit Luberon’ and the Eastern end as the ‘Grand Luberon’. The two sections are divided by the Combe de Lourmarin (the old pathway), which cuts across the mountains between the charming villages of Bonnieux and Lourmarin. It’s a beautiful region, rich in colour and contrasts, with vivid sprays of scented lavender, bright green vines, ochre-coloured villages and austere white limestone hills. This is an area that has attracted artists and writers for centuries, with dozens of lovely villages to explore, ancient forts, spectacular abbeys and countless other geographical and historical sites. There are some marvellous walks in the area, following the GR9 from the medieval village of Viens to picturesque Rustrel, or hiking across rocky escarpments down into dramatic gorges, where ochre was once mined. Provence is also known for its food, with garlic, olives and olive oil playing an important role in the preparation of many dishes.
If you start in August or September some trails might be closed for walkers, we'll take this into account and show you the free accesible trails.
If you start mid September you might encounter hunters and should beready to hear shooting and come across men with guns.
- By train back
Tour du Luberon
Walking in Vaucluse Provence