Full-day tour of spectacular Hilltop Villages of the Luberon
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Full-day tour of spectacular Hilltop Villages of the Luberon

Free cancellation
Language: English , French
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Do this because
  • Enjoy the breathtaking hilltop villages of the Luberon
  • Discover the unique Village des Bories, dry stone huts
  • Visit the castles of Lacoste and Lourmarin
What to expect

During this full-day excursion, you will discover the best of the Luberon, a Provençal patchwork of hilltop villages, vineyards, ancient abbeys and mile after mile of fragrant lavender fields. A rural region that makes time for the good things in life – especially food and wine. Nearly every village hosts its own weekly market, packed with stalls selling local specialties, olive oil, honey, and lavender.

You will visit first the village of Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages in France where you will spend a good hour exploring narrow streets in search of antique shops, galleries, cafes, and boutiques.

You will discover then a unique place classified as a historical monument, the Village des Bories composed of seven groupings of dry stone huts.

You will then see the villages of Roussillon, Menerbes, and Lacoste, the village of the Marque de Sade’s 11th-century castle, with its impressive public artworks and quaint tiny houses. In 1771 the Marquis fled Paris to escape the scandals created by his erotic writing. Today the château belongs to Pierre Cardin.

The tour will after take you through Bonnieux and Lourmarin Once a quiet farming town, now its streets are lined with upmarket design shops, galleries, and boutiques. Apart from walking around town, you will also discover the Renaissance Château de Lourmarin.

At the end of the tour, you will be driven via Cavaillon to Avignon or Aix-en-Provence & Marseille.

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What's included
  • Pick-up and drop-off in Aix-en-Provence or Marseille and Avignon (other locations by arrangement - there may be a supplement payable)
  • Travel to all of the destinations and sites mentioned
  • Dedicated guide driver
  • Mineral water in the car
What's not included
  • Refreshments, snacks
  • Lunch & wine
  • Guide gratuities
  • Personal expenses
Reduced price
  • Child under 10 years old
  • Youth from 11 to 17
  • Senior from 65 years old
Where
Meeting point:
  • You will be picked up at your hotel, address in Marseille, Avignon or Aix en Provence , or at Gare St Charles in Marseille or at the TGV (high-speed train) station, Aix-en-Provence.
  • Please make sure to be at the pick-up point, 10 minutes before departure
What to remember
  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • The total duration of the tour is 8 hours, assuming pick-up in Aix-en-Provence, Marseille or Avignon
  • The tour schedule is flexible to take into account the starting point depending on your location
  • There is a scheduled lunch break, at your leisure, but not included (we can also organize a picnic lunch if preferred)
  • Please remember sunscreen and a sun hat in summer and warm clothing in the winter and comfortable walking shoes
  • Please make sure to be at the pick-up point, 10 minutes before departure
  • If you are staying outside Marseille or Aix en Provence, we can coordinate a pick-up from your address or from Gare St Charles, the mainline train station. (There may be a supplement payable)
  • Available languages: English, French
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When
  • Every day
  • Departure time will be confirmed with your driver/guide
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Provider
OohProvence.com
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 24 hours before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

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