Tourism: the magic of Luberon in Provence

Tourism: the magic of Luberon in Provence

One of the most beautiful regions of southern France

The Luberon a land of contrast to visit and revisit again and again, the must in Provence

 

Why go there?

It is called the Blue Mountain. Its wooded flanks undulate under the light. And this sparkle causes an evanescent bluish mirage to the eye. Above, the ridges highlight the natural borders of the country: the Petit and the Grand Luberon in the south and the mounts of Vaucluse in the north. Planted on hillsides like sentinels, the perched villages emerge from a jigsaw puzzle of hills, forests and cultivated plains. The fortress of Buoux, the ocher quarries of Roussillon or the abbey of Sénanque are among the treasures of the Luberon.

 

But do not be deceived, you are in a region extremely courted: celebrities and great fortunes have put down their suitcases here. Behind the walls of splendid properties, they enjoy a certain anonymity. Without polemizing on this elitist tourism or on the delusional prices of real estate, we cultivate here discretion, on one side as the other. Apart from the seasonal hordes that invade Gordes and Roussillon, the country retains a convivial, authentically groomed look, and lovers of loneliness will find cross roads still wild.

 

Choose a beautiful central home, visit at your own pace sites and villages, fill your local produce baskets and enjoy lazily the countryside. The mornings are a joy, the voluptuous days and the evenings, the theater of sumptuous sunsets.

 

Do not miss

To make a sporting visit of the remains of the fort of Buoux and its sites of climbing

Stroll in Lourmarin and appreciate the literary soul of the village

Enjoy a chic picnic between the vineyards of Domaine de la Dorgonne with breathtaking views of the Grand Luberon

Walk the Rustrel ocher paths

Explore the semi-inhabited ruins of Oppède-le-Vieux

Let yourself be seduced by the elegant and bucolic atmosphere of Menèrbes and Saignon

Empty its basket of local products at the Apt market on Saturday morning

Glance a glimpse of Gordes and his majestic white silhouette

Discover the Art Glacier and enjoy its ice-cream rewards

A night in the stars at the Mermaid Observatory

 

To end with the visit Gordes capital of the luberon and provence