Provencal villages in Provence

  • Crillon le Brave © BOTTANI D. / coll. ADT Vaucluse Tourisme
  • Roussillon © HOCQUEL A. / coll. ADT Vaucluse Tourisme
  • Lourmarin Castle © HOCQUEL A. / coll. ADT Vaucluse Tourisme
  • Gordes © BISET V. / coll. ADT Vaucluse Tourisme

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Visit provencal villages

Villages in Provence were often built nestled into the hillsides or on top of hills. Houses were built around the château, and crops and vineyards were planted alongside or in the plains. Time-worn stone, shady squares, fountains flowing with clear water, and seemingly eternal sunshine come together in these lovely hilltop villages which have fashioned the landscapes in Vaucluse.

There are villages which cover the entire hilltop, winding like snail shells around the castle or church. There are villages which lie along a single slope, streets built into the hillside on a parallel. And others which have grown up on the highlands the village of Gordes, spread across the rocky outcrop which was clearly conducive to settlement and expansion. The cool, narrow streets, the shady squares and graceful fountains all beckon visitors to relax and drink in the beauty, discover the talents at work in these villages, and sense the history and activity that have shaped both the architecture and the people. Enter the workshops of the tradesmen and artisans - give into the charm!

7 villages in Vaucluse are ranked as “Most beautiful villages in France”! Explore Ansouis, Gordes, Roussillon and Ménerbes in the Luberon, Séguret in the North Vaucluse and Venasque in the Mont-Ventoux. The village of Lourmarin, also well worth a visit, developed in the plains at the base of the Luberon.
Ansouis

Ansouis

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Beaumes de Venise

Beaumes de Venise

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Bonnieux

Bonnieux

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Brantes

Brantes

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Buoux

Buoux

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Cabrières d'Aigues

Cabrières d'Aigues

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Crillon le Brave

Crillon le Brave

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Cucuron

Cucuron

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Cadenet

Cadenet

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Fontaine de Vaucluse

Fontaine de Vaucluse

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Gigondas

Gigondas

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Gordes

Gordes

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Isle sur la Sorgue

Isle sur la Sorgue

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La Tour d'Aigues

La Tour d'Aigues

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Lacoste

Lacoste

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Lauris

Lauris

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Le Barroux

Le Barroux

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Lourmarin

Lourmarin

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Menerbes

Menerbes

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Methamis

Methamis

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Mirabeau

Mirabeau

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Murs

Murs

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Oppede le Vieux

Oppede le Vieux

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Pernes les Fontaines

Pernes les Fontaines

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Richerenches

Richerenches

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Roussillon

Roussillon

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Saignon

Saignon

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Saumane de Vaucluse

Saumane de Vaucluse

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Séguret

Séguret

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Sivergues

Sivergues

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Suzette

Suzette

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Vaison la Romaine

Vaison la Romaine

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Vaugines

Vaugines

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Venasque

Venasque

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Viens

Viens

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Vitrolles en Luberon

Vitrolles en Luberon

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Bédoin

Bédoin

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