Villars

La Bruyère, the sensitive area!

Route

Loop

Difficulty

Very easy

Duration

0h27

Distance

2km

Positive elevation gain

70 meters

Negative elevation gain

72 meters

Altitude

Min. 312 meters

Max. 383 meters

  • circuit
  • variante
  • liaison

Departure / Arrival

La Bruyère car park at the edge of the Les Trécassats road, 1.5 km east of Villars (panel before the holiday centre / La Bruyère car park at the edge of the Les Trécassats road, 1.5 km east of Villars (panel before the holiday centre

Parking

La Bruyère car park at the edge of the Les Trécassats road, 1.5 km east of Villars (panel before the holiday centre

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Tourist service in Villars :

It’s a short walk in a massif classed as a sensitive natural space, that’s rich in species that are as rare as they are seen.
Find out more
Once on the small bucolic La Bruyère car park, go behind the information panel about the ENS (natural sensitive space) and take the path that goes slightly to the left. At the first crossroads, go right and gradually go up via the path (GR). Continue to the top of the hill. Leave a track go off to the right and reach the “Trou des Américains” crossroads (signpost).
1 – Go right on the path that weaves in and out of the heather and get to the waterhole (explanation panels). Continue beyond it by taking the copper red-coloured path. Do not miss the path that goes to the right further down. Continue the down the slope straight ahead. Directly below the road, head left then come out on the right onto the road.
2 – Take the road to the right , let the PR go off to the left and continue straight ahead. Pass the entrance to the holiday centre and climb the path to the right to come back to the departure point.

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public transportation

From the Apt bus station, take line 916 of the Zou Bus network (Apt – Sault, Moulin à Huile stop).

recommended parking

La Bruyère car park at the edge of the Les Trécassats road, 1.5 km east of Villars (panel before the holiday centre

road access

9 km north of Apt, via the D900, D943, D111and VC of Les Trécassats.

To note


  • Make sure you stay on the trails and paths; the site of La Bruyère is highly sensitive to erosion, trampling and species being disturbed.

  • Do not pick or take anything (flora, ochre).

  • This natural sensitive space (ENS – espace naturel sensible) is an exceptional territory. Please respect it.

If you want to report a problem on your hike (marking, maintenance, danger...), let us know on Suricate: sentinels.sportsdenature.fr
Access to the massifs
Respect the regulations preserving protected natural areas – find out about restrictions to accessing the massifs during fire risk periods, from 15 June to 15 September.
Before heading out, check the website

In brief

  • A very easy and interesting circuit to do as a family, in a massif classed as a sensitive natural space, that’s rich in species that are as rare as they are seen.
  • A nice little climb to the pond at the top called the “Trou des Américains”.
  • Interesting to combine it with the Mines du Bruoux.

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Contact

Parc naturel régional du Luberon
Tel : View number 04 90 04 42 00
E-Mail : accueil@parcduluberon.fr
Website : http://www.luberon-apt.fr/

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