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Gordes in Luberon @ Kessler

Things to do in the Luberon

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The colours of the Luberon

Embark on a colourful journey during your stay in the Luberon!
A land where the red of the cliffs mingles with the ochre tones of picturesque villages and where the laid-back Provençal lifestyle captures the hearts of its inhabitants.

The Luberon Regional Nature Park

One-hundred-year-old trees and ochre landscapes

To admire one-hundred-year-old trees, take a stroll in the Cedar Forest – a spectacular part of the Luberon Regional Nature Park. Nearly 10 km in size, enjoy breathing in the woodland scent and imagine yourself scaling the highest peaks of the Atlas Mountains!
To extend your walk, head towards the Ochre footpaths for a colourful experience amongst the ochre cliffs. One of the park’s most iconic sites, the cliffs are tinted with red, orange and yellow tones – worthy of an artist’s palette!
Don’t hesitate to come just after a thunderstorm – it’s at this moment that the ochre footpaths reveal their finest jewels!

For thrill seekers

Head to Buoux for a rock climbing session at a site celebrated across the world! Once at the top, admire the panorama over the Luberon Regional Nature Park.

Family fun at the Colorado Provencal in Rustrel ©PLANQUE Michel

Did you know?

The Luberon Regional Nature Park

The Park was classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997, and since 2004 it has also been a UNESCO Global Geopark.

Did you know?

The Luberon Natural Regional Park

The Park was classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997, and since 2004 it has also been a UNESCO Global Geopark.

Did you know?

The Luberon Natural Regional Park

La Bonde lake in Cabrières d’Aigues is a cool oasis in the heat of summer.

A tour of the Luberon in 59 seconds

We’ll take you on a little tour to discover the landscapes and villages of the Luberon!

Rustrel – the Provençal Colorado

The Provençal Colorado is a geological curiosity that you must see at least once in your lifetime!

This place could be mistaken for a western film set – the landscapes look as though they’ve been taken from the deserts of Utah. Begin with the Sahara trail – the Provençal Colorado’s most famous path. Everyone, young and old, will be in awe of the geological forms and brilliant colours of the site.

Family fun at the Colorado Provencal in Rustrel ©PLANQUE Michel
Coup de coeur

Firm favourite

Take the ‘Chemin des Fées’ (Fairies’ Path) for an otherworldly journey: the hills of stone seem to come straight from lunar craters.

Family fun at the Colorado Provencal in Rustrel ©PLANQUE Michel

The Luberon’s hilltop villages

The Luberon – where each Provençal village is even more beautiful than the last.

Roussillon – the most well-known hilltop village – boasts ochre walls typical of the region.
Slow down and take the time to live the Provence lifestyle, by getting lost in the narrow streets of Gordes or Menerbes, two villages known to have kept their authenticity and traditional stone houses.
Sénanque Abbey in Gordes is incidentally an essential part of the region! Don’t miss the Bories village for an immersion in the Provence of bygone eras: these former shepherd’s huts are an example of the area’s rich heritage.

Have you fallen under the spell yet? We’ll leave you to discover the Luberon’s hilltop villages so you can explore other Provençal gems!

Hilltop village Roussillon in Luberon

Don’t miss…

The Museum of Lavender

For finding out all about this iconic little flower!
In the summer season, there’s even the chance to see the distillation of lavandin.

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Sénanque Abbey

This monastery dates back to 1148 and remains the residence of a community of Cistercian monks.

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Conservatory botanical garden in Ansouis

Overlooking the Durance Valley, this garden is entirely dedicated to tinctorial plants.

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Château de Lourmarin

Provence’s first Renaissance Château.

Gordes, by day and by night