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The Lubéron in All Saints Day: Top 5 of not to be missed activities
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Discover the charms of the Luberon during the All Saints’ Day period. The Lubéron, this emblematic region of Provence, offers a unique experience in autumn. We have selected for you the 5 essentials not to be missed for a memorable vacation.

 

Hikes in fall colors :

 

Discover the Lubéron trails adorned with magnificent autumn colors. We will guide you on scenic routes that will allow you to appreciate the beauty of nature at this time of year.

 

The Ocher Trail (Le Sentier des Ocres, Roussillon):

 

• Distance: Approximately 4 km (loop).

• Difficulty: Easy.

• Description: This hike takes you through the impressive ocher landscapes of Roussillon. In autumn, the colors of the rock formations are particularly magnificent. You will explore marked trails through ocher quarries and unique geological formations. Be sure to visit the Conservatoire des Ocres and follow the signs so you don't get lost.

 

The Cedar Trail (Cedar Forest, Bonnieux):

 

• Distance: Approximately 8 km (round trip).

• Difficulty: Moderate.

• Description: This hike will take you through the magnificent Cedar Forest, which is particularly beautiful in autumn. You will walk under the majestic cedars and enjoy beautiful views of the Luberon. Be sure to take a picnic to enjoy an outdoor meal in this enchanting setting.

 

The Sénanque Abbey Trail (Gordes - Sénanque Abbey):

 

• Distance: Approximately 6 km (round trip).

• Difficulty: Moderate.

• Description: This hike will take you from Gordes to Sénanque Abbey, a 12th century Cistercian site surrounded by lavender fields (in the summer season). In autumn, the landscapes are always picturesque, with golden fields and peaceful paths. The abbey itself is a gem of medieval architecture, and the views from the site are magnificent.

 

Discover the Sénanque Abbey

 

The Grand Lubéron from Mourre Nègre (Mourre Nègre, Forcalquier):

 

• Distance: Approximately 15 km (round trip).

• Difficulty: Difficult.

• Description: This demanding hike takes you to the summit of Mourre Nègre, the highest point in the Luberon, offering spectacular panoramic views of the region. The trails are often rocky and steep, making the hike difficult, but the reward is worth it. In autumn, the view of the colorful landscapes is breathtaking.

 

Tips for this challenging hike:

 

• Make sure you are in good physical condition and have suitable hiking shoes.

• Bring enough water, as there may not be reliable sources along the way.

• Check the weather conditions before leaving, as they can change quickly in the mountains.

• Start hiking early in the morning to avoid the hottest hours of the day.

• Tell someone your route and expected return time.

This more difficult hike will offer you a memorable hiking experience in the Luberon, with challenges to overcome and incredible panoramas to admire. Make sure you are well prepared to fully enjoy this adventure.

 

Be sure to take precautions and respect the natural environment while hiking. Additionally, it may be helpful to check the opening hours of the sites mentioned, as they may vary depending on the season.

 

Enjoy your hike in the Luberon on All Saints’ Day! Also, discover our selection of excursions in the Luberon here

 

Visit to the perched villages:

 

Explore the perched villages that make the Luberon famous. We will introduce you to the most charming villages and give you advice for an authentic experience.

 

Gordes: Gordes is one of the most famous hilltop villages in the Luberon. Nestled on a hill, it offers breathtaking views of the Lubéron valley. The cobbled streets, stone houses and Gordes Castle make it an essential place to visit.

 

Roussillon: This village is renowned for its ochres and its houses with flamboyant facades. You can stroll through the narrow streets and admire the unique colors of this hilltop village. The Sentier des Ocres is a major attraction in the region.

 

Ménerbes: Ménerbes is a charming hilltop village, surrounded by vineyards. He inspired many artists and writers, including Picasso and Peter Mayle, the author of "A Year in Provence." The Château de Ménerbes is a major point of interest.

 

Bonnieux: Located on a steep hill, Bonnieux offers breathtaking panoramas of the surrounding area. You can explore its 12th century church, its cobbled streets and its old windmill.

 

Lacoste: Lacoste is a small hilltop village with a unique medieval atmosphere. It is famous for its ruined castle, once the residence of the Marquis de Sade. You can stroll through the narrow streets and admire the historical remains.

 

These perched villages in the Lubéron each offer their own charm and a typically Provençal atmosphere. They are perfect for exploring the history, culture and natural beauty of the area.

Tasting the local gastronomy:

 

Provence is famous for its delicious cuisine. Discover the flavors of fall by tasting traditional dishes and visiting local markets. We will recommend restaurants and markets not to be missed.

 

Daube Provencale : Stew is a simmered dish made from beef, red wine, aromatic herbs and vegetables. It is often served with olives and root vegetables. It’s a warm and tasty dish.

 

• Bourride: Bourride is a fish dish made from cod cooked in a creamy garlic and saffron sauce. It is often served with potatoes and rouille, a garlic and olive oil sauce.

 

Marrons glacés: Candied chestnuts are a traditional treat of the fall season in Provence. Chestnuts candied in a sugar syrup become tender and sweet. They are perfect for dessert or as a sweet treat.

 

Tourte aux blettes: Chard is a seasonal greenery in autumn. Chard pie is a traditional savory tart from Provence, prepared with chard leaves, pine nuts, raisins and olive oil.

 

• Game: Game hunting is popular in Provence in the fall. You can taste dishes such as wild boar or partridge prepared in different ways, including civet or stew.

 

• Truffles: Black truffles are a Provençal specialty popular in autumn and winter. It is often used to flavor dishes such as scrambled eggs, pasta or risottos.

 

All Saints' Day sweets: In Provence, you can also find special pastries for All Saints' Day, such as candied fruits, candy apples, nougats and calissons.

These dishes and dishes are representative of seasonal cuisine in Provence on All Saints' Day. They reflect the use of fresh, local ingredients, as well as he culinary traditions of the region.