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day trips & excursions
Luberon | Nature & Discovery | Naturalist walks

a trip back in time around the high valley of Aiguebrun.

Description
 

It is a hike on a circle route, starting in the village of Buoux offering the possibility of admiring sites and vestiges showing how men occupied a secret valley in the heart of the mountains of the Luberon for thousands of years..

 

6 hours of exceptional landscapes.

 

The theme of this hike is: the discovery of man’s ingenuity as he confronted the magnificent roughness of nature.

Program / Schedule of the day
 

You will start the hike by the edge of the Buoux plateau.

You will walk the edge of the Buoux plateau, comprised of 100 m high cliffs, overlooking the valley of Aiguebrun.

 

You will enjoy the vast panorama of the Aiguebrun and of the Seguins farm below, on the Fort de Buoux located on a rocky spur facing you and on the mountain of Luberon above.

 

Then you will walk on a picturesque stone road offering beautiful stone architecture with some troglodyte habitations. You can admire La Baume, a beautiful troglodytic house under shelter and Chantebelle, former hamlet partially restored.

You will reach Sivergues, a small village located above the valley of the Aiguebrun, on the old route leading to the mountain ridge. This very small village « at the end of the world”, still partially inhabited, is comprised of a church and of several well restored houses.

You will then go through les Seguins, an old restored hamlet now an inn, in the bottom of the valley of the Aiguebrun and at the foot of superb 100 m high cliffs. There, you will discover a superb site with magnificent landscapes.

 

Finally, you will visit the fort de Buoux, vestiges of an old medieval fortress, built on a rocky spur 60 m above the valley. The medieval military architecture of this fort is possessed of a great architectural richness. The Fort de Buoux was the key to the strategic defense system of this area of the Luberon. 

Useful informations

A roadbook will be given to you to indicate where and when to meet.

This is a generally easy walk with some short steep and/or rocky passages.

 

For this day:

- You will need good shoes and a good supply of water.

- Plan on a picnic

 

Hoped-for level of the participant : All levels

Minimum and maximum number of participants: from 6 to 15 people

Number of kilometers hiked : 14kms

Duration: 6h

 

Rate for adults: €30

Children’s rate: €22

 

Minimum age required 8

Number of participants: from 6 to 15 people

Valid

Year round

July/August subject to ordinances about the closing of the calanques.

Optionally

For an additional fee, we can prepare an organic picnic basket for you.

The route may be modified according to the desired duration of the hike.

Situation

This theme day takes place in the Luberon Natural Park

For more information on the Luberon Natural Park, click here:

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Accommodation

Not included

You may reserve the lodging of your choice in the vacation rental columns, hotels and B&Bs.

Restoration

Picnic

Can be prepared upon request

Supervised

Jean-Bernard

Tour guide for mountain hikes

He will enjoy sharing with you his love of nature and our beautiful Provençal country.

This price includes
 

A roadbook

A 6 hour hike

The guide

This price does not include

Meals

Personal expenditures

Lodging

Transportation