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Full-day tour in Gordes and Roussillon in the Luberon from Aix en Provence

Availability: Tuesdays and fridays
Duration: 1 day
Language: English, French
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit some of the most picturesque villages of Provence, such as Gordes or Roussillon
  • See the lavender fields around Senanque Abbey
  • Taste regional specialities of Provence with local wines
What to expect

With this full-day tour of Luberon, you will explore the picturesque villages of Luberon: Roussillon and Gordes and have a taste of the French Provence.

You'll meet your guide at 9.00am at the Tourist Office of Aix-en-Provence, and will go in direction of Roussillon to discover the ochre trail with its vivid colors. Sculpted by storms, this former ochre deposit combines men and nature work. Cliffs, earth pillars, ochre-colored sand hillocks, after being dug out by shovels and picks, are henceforth shaped by the winds and rain.

Then you will reach Gordes, through a dramatic, narrow and winding road. One of the most beautiful villages in France, Gordes offers old houses with terracotta roofs, an impressive castle, and breathtaking views on the surrounding landscape.

The next visit will be the Sénanque Abbey, still an active Cistercian monastery, since the mid-12th century, which offers the typical postcard of Provence. The abbey is surrounded by lavender fields, which is harvested by the monks themselves to produce mainly essential oils. You will then stop at a local domain for a guided tour and wine tasting.

You will have lunch in a typical restaurant with local wines.

Then in Aix en Provence you will stop at Confiserie du Roi René for a tasting. The use of delicious and local products is the key of their recipes; almond, honey, thyme, lavender, candied fruit...Try their delicious nougats and calissons (a candy made from a paste of ground almonds, candied melon and orange peel on a thin layer of wafer, all covered with bright royal icing).

You will back at 6.00pm at the Tourist Office of Aix-en-Provence.

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What's included
  • Lunch in a typical restaurant
  • Tour of Roussillon
  • Tour of Gordes
  • View on the Senanque Abbey
  • Guided tour and wine tasting at a local domain
  • Tour and tasting at confiserie du Roy René
  • Transportation
What's not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Accommodation
  • Train tickets
Reduced price
  • Children (0-3): free
  • Please bring a baby seat
  • Children (3-12): reduced
Where

Tourist office of Aix en Provence, 300 Av. Giuseppe Verdi, 13100 Aix-en-Provence

Meeting point:

Meet your guide in front of the Tourist office of Aix en Provence, 10 minutes before departure time indicated on your voucher.

What to remember
  • We recommend to wear comfortable shoes
  • Alternative option is available for people with allergies or food intolerances
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When
  • From April 1st to November 18th
    Tuesdays and Fridays
    Departure time: 09.00am
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Provider
France Intense
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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