The Luberon with its evocative name, attracts everyone who loves beautiful landscapes and illustrious villages such as Bonnieux, Roussillon, Gordes, Lourmarin, Ménerbes which contribute to the fame of this beautiful place. The beauty of the hilltop villages and castles and the unusual ochre cliffs are a unique spectacle. Listed as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1997, the Park opened to protect the harmony between its built heritage, the expertise of its people and its biological diversity.
To the south, the Luberon hills dominate the tranquil course of the river Durance. The Lure Mountain stretches out to the north. Peaking at 1,125 meters, the Luberon is also a mountain (one of the last folds of the Alps). On these gentle and verdant slopes nature offers all its vitality to make hikers, and lovers of fauna and flora very happy.
Human history is particularly rich in this vast natural space. Men built beautiful villages, some of which are classified as the "Most Beautiful Villages of France". Religious heritage and castles testify to the importance and the wealth of this region over the centuries. A land of many colours, the most striking of which is the ochre which colours Roussillon, Rustrel and Gargas. The men of Luberon also farm this generous land. In the spring, the countryside around Apt is white where the cherry trees grow. Green dominates in summer when the vineyards start maturing. The Châteaux and wine estates produce A.O.C Luberon wines. As for the black truffle it is harvested in winter for tasting.
The biological and geological history of the Luberon is just as interesting. At the Maison du Parc in Apt you can discover the Geology Museum.