• Private Provence Tour : Luberon Villages

Private Provence Tour : Luberon Villages

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  • Duration: 8 hours

   Visit with a local driver guide an exotic and historical region like Luberon through this private tour of Provence. This Regional Natural Reserve since 1977, will charm you with its unique landscapes and its well preserved cultural heritage reflecting the authentic Provence.

   Drive around five magic villages in the Luberon, starting with Ansouis and its Castle then Cucurron and its wonderfull roofs. Enjoy lunch in lourmarin and continue the afternoon to Roussillon as red as the surrounding ochre-coloured hills, and Gordes, standing on a cliff overlooking the Imergue and Calavon valleys

   Enjoy local sweet dolce vita with a Mediterranean climate and fresh air, walking around narrow cobblestone roads, or shopping in local markets and craft shops.

Included / Not included

Included : Knowledgeable english speaking driver and private car service, transport expenses
Not included : any entrance to museums or other activities when touring, driver’s meal, food and beverage, gratuity


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Ansouis

Crowned by the magnificent medieval chateau, Ansouis will get you thrilled with its beautiful ancient houses, the semi circular Tour (L’Horloge) and the Musée extraordinaire full of stunning pieces of art.

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Cucuron

Follow the streets of this vivacious village and reach the Donjon Saint Michel to admire the magnificent roofs from the top. Visit the Church Notre Dame de Beaulieu and its works of art, the oil mill and the pond, one of the most beautiful fineries of the village.

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Lourmarin

Developed around two Benedictine Monasteries, this peaceful village is located at the foot of the Luberon and offer pleasant walks, art galleries, craft shops, sunny café terraces and his château renaissance. Admire the attractive fountains and the old belfry. In the small cemetery rest Albert Camus and Henri Bosco.

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Roussillon

Situated in the heart of one of the biggest ochre quarries of the world, you will have the opportunity to walk through the stunning red cliffs dominating the landscape. The houses of Roussillon reflect the many different shades of this striking landscape.

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Gordes

Your trip will end in Gordes superbly dominated by the church and the castle fortress facing the hill, its houses of grey and white stone rise up in a spiral around the rock where the village is set. Discover the Bories, ancient stone flat constructions of old doorways, enjoy shopping and local café.

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Deluxe Recommandations

Restaurants
La Petite Maison de Cucuron

This little yellow house beside the pond proposes finely prepared and delicious dishes. These vary according to the chef’s inspiration and what he finds at the local markets. Superb rooms on the first floor and a delightful terrace. This place is reminiscent of bygone days (wood panelling, terracotta floor tiles, wallpaper).

 

Auberge La Fenière

Make a gourmet stop at this restaurant located in lush parkland facing the Grand Luberon. Fine cuisine created by a talented chef. Enjoy typical, country cuisine on a covered terrace in this restaurant, which boasts a warm, friendly atmosphere.

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L’Art Glacier in Ansouis

Artisan-style gourmet ice creams and sorbets, ice cream cakes and special occasion creations. They feature 60-80 of their own flavors to be enjoyed in the unique and enchanting setting of the Luberon foothills.

 

Ôkhra the Ochre and Color Conservatory

From the impressive Bruoux Mines to the Ochre Trail, via the village of Roussillon and Ôkhra, the Ochre and Color Conservatory – you will be able to gauge the importance of the history of ochre in Provence.

Recommandations
Chateau Lacoste

More than 120 hectares of vines surround Château La Coste, one of the most prestigious winemaking estates of the Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence appellation.
A special place where art, architecture and land come together. Artists and architects such as Bourgeoise, Serra and Calder invite you to discover during a walk through hills, vineyards and olive trees, their works and installations.

 

Abbaye de Sénanque

An excellent example of Cistercian art, this monastery founded in 1148 has retained its ancient layout, the buildings have been stripped of any ornamentation to avoid distracting the monks.