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Hilltop Villages in Luberon

4.8 / 5

73 reviews

Activity provider: Tylene Tours

Hilltop Villages in Luberon

Activity provider: Tylene Tours

From US$ 77.54 per person

The Luberon is a small and perfectly preserved paradise in the heart of Provence, home to dozens of small villages perched on hillsides. Enjoy stunning landscapes, some of France's most beautiful villages, lavender fields and medieval castles.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy free time in the village of Lourmarin, famous for its Renaissance-styled castle
  • Stop for panoramic photos in Bonnieux
  • Admire the colorful ocher cliffs and houses in Roussillon
  • Stroll in the charming dried-stone built village of Gordes erected on a cliff
Full description
Visit the most beautiful medieval hilltop villages in the southern Luberon. Discover the charms of Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Roussillon, and Gordes on a 6-hour tour. Stop in Lourmarin for some free time, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in France, and noted for its Renaissance castle.Take a photo in Bonnieux, a picture-perfect Provençal village that features a 12th-century church surrounded by ancient cedars. Continue to Roussillon via the Roman-era Pont Julien. Roussillon, perched atop an ochre-colored cliff, is a favorite of painters, and a magical place where combinations of oxides give the ochre an infinite variety of colors. Gordes offers an extraordinary vision of a stone village erected on a massive rock. Its fortress castle and church dominate the houses of the village, which were built with stones taken from the rock on which they sit.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Driver/guide service
  • Admission to monuments
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide outside the Aix-en-Provence Tourist Information Center

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 73 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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It was a great tour with a great guide. There was plenty of time to look around each village. The villages were beautiful and we could stop in the photo zone and take pictures. Our guide knew history so well that he could answer all the various questions. I had to take a car for about 2 hours, but the guide's history story was interesting, so it was not boring and fun.

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October 6, 2022

We had Greg as a guide and he was fantastic! A knowledgeable and funny guide, he provided us with lots of local insight into the Provence region. The tour was very fun and a great way to see some picturesque Luberon villages. I’d recommend to anyone who comes to Aix!

September 26, 2022

Our guide, Jeff, was very good. Enjoyed Roussillon, Lourmarin. Gordes was very windy and treacherously rough terrain. The highlight(s) of the tour were the two bonus stops - at a lavender field and at a sunflower field. Both were spectacular. Both were far superior to a tour I took a day later, specifically for lavender (Valensole, supposedly) which was pitiful (sparse field) and a laughable sunflower field. Jeff deserved the generous tip.

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July 10, 2022

Product ID: 33230