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BEST 5 PLACES YOU HAVE TO VISIT IN THE LUBERON
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5 best places to visit in the Luberon for a pleasant stay full of discoveries. We recommend the best touristic attractions in the Luberon for culture and nature.

 

Fontaine de Vaucluse and its source

Picturesque small village, a jewel in the middle of great rocky cliffs, you will be charmed by the unique atmosphere of the river, the Sorgue.

Either on a terrace, in a canoe or directly where the Sorgue springs, water is everywhere. With its 13 degrees temperature all year, it will offer you a cool place to be during the great summer heat. 

The emerald colour of the water will inspire you as well as it enthrals the local artists.

You could meet painters, glass blowers, paper makers in the heart of the village.

 

Lourmarin, the village

In a bucolic setting stands the very typical village of Lourmarin.  It has a charming 15th and 16th century castle, a church and its typical Mediterranean alleys.

In the summer, you can enjoy the activities of the village, with its numerous shops, restaurants, cafes…

For food lovers, you could taste the “gibassier” (sweet fougasse) from the only bakery in the village. Made with olive oil and orange blossom, you will enjoy this Provencal specialty.

 

Lauris and the “Jardin conservatoire des plantes tinctoriales”

This beautiful village will surprise you! From the road, you see the castle and its terraces.

It is a small village with narrow streets and small stone houses.

You will also be charmed by the gardens in beautiful “restanques” (terraces in Provençal).

 A not to be missed site to visit is the garden of the conservatoire des plantes tinctoriales.

Behind the festival of colors that it reveals, a true ambition is hidden. The association Couleur Garance wants to show that it is possible to color clothes without chemical products or pollution. Through guided visits and workshops you will learn how to color with vegetal pigments. 

 

Gordes, and its thousand and one wonders

Gordes is listed as one of the most beautiful villages of France. Its dominating location and its beautiful medieval castle give the village an unforgettable look.

Around the village, you can walk through narrow countryside trails to discover vineyards, olive groves, Provencal farmhouses in a preserved environment.

You have to visit 2 other not to be missed places: Le village des Bories, (small dry masonry houses previously inhabited by shepherds) and also the beautiful abbey of Sénanque which is located at only 15 minutes from the center of the village, bordered by lavender fields, where you can immerse yourself in the life of the Cistercian monks.

 

Bonnieux and the cedar forest in the Petit Luberon

 At Bonnieux, Provençal style is king

Under the sun, enliven by a few trees with green foliage, the village built with stones is situated at the top of a hill.

Climb up to the old church and admire from the height, an outstanding vista.

You will be facing the Monts du Vaucluse, Gordes and Roussillon.

Close to the village, a curious thing appears in the Provencal landscape. A cedar forest. This forest is composed of cedars from the Atlas planted at the end of the 19th century. They show off their branches on the Luberon.

You could indulge an eco touristic activity on a bike or on foot. The belvedere of Portalas will offer you a view over the valley of the Durance.