Our most recommended things to do in Luberon

From Aix : Hilltop Villages in Luberon

1. From Aix : Hilltop Villages in Luberon

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.

From Avignon: Full-Day Best of Provence Tour

2. From Avignon: Full-Day Best of Provence Tour

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Provence during this guided full-day tour from Avignon. Enjoy the town of Fontaine de Vaucluse and stop in the lavender fields for photos. Go for a walk in St-Rémy-de-Provence and take in the views from Pont du Gard.  Be picked up from a meeting point in Avignon and board a comfortable and air-conditioned van for the scenic drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse. Take in the relaxing atmosphere in this town that is next to a spring at the foot of the Vaucluse Mountains. Admire the Provençal landscapes in of Luberon and have a chance to have a photo stop in lavender fields in summer (from June 15th to July 31st). Head over to Gordes which is listed as "one of the most beautiful villages in France." Walk in the red streets of Roussillon and marvel at panoramic views of the Alpilles in Baux-de-Provence. Take a stroll through the beautiful city of St-Rémy-de-Provence. Stop at the ancient Roman aqueduct Pont du Gard before returning to your meeting point. 

Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Market & Villages Day Tour

3. Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Market & Villages Day Tour

Travel from Aix-en-Provence to Luberon valley on a full-day tour of the area's charming and unique villages. Make your way to L'Isle sur la Sorgue, and wander through the open-air provincial market, and along the canals, taking time to stop in the various antique shops (on Sunday only). Enjoy the exceptional hilltop village of Gordes (it has a market on Tuesday) and stop to snap photos at a panoramic viewpoint. Afterward (from mid-June to mid-July only) stop for photos of the blooming lavender fields at Senanque Abbey. Drive to the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse before continuing to the colorful village of Roussillon (it has a market on Thursday) and its ochre cliffs. Make your way back through the picturesque and winding Combe of Lourmarin. Stop in Lourmarin, one of the most beautiful villages in France, famous for its Renaissance castle (market on friday). Here you can enjoy some free time before returning to Aix-en-Provence. The order of the stops can change according to market days.

Luberon: Full-Day Wine Tour from Marseille

4. Luberon: Full-Day Wine Tour from Marseille

With your wine guide, discover the south Luberon wine area basking in a perfect Mediterranean climate. Learn about the winemakers’ savoir-faire and the authentic Luberon wines between Provence and Rhône Valley. Learn all about the wine making process while visiting the cellars, and enjoy some free time to visit and dine in the picturesque village of Lourmarin, ranked one of the most beautiful villages of France. After lunch, your guide will give you a private tour of a third winery to round out the day.

From Avignon: Châteauneuf du Pape and Luberon Tour with Wine

5. From Avignon: Châteauneuf du Pape and Luberon Tour with Wine

Enjoy a scenic drive through the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape followed by wine tastings at two different wineries. From the ruins of the Pope's summer residence, enjoy a panoramic view over the Rhône River valley and the hill ranges surrounding the village. In the afternoon, discover the village of Roussillon and its colorful houses. Enjoy a photo stop at Pont Julien with a history dating from Roman times. Drive through the village of Lacoste, where you will see the remains of the castle of the Marquis de Sade. Conclude the tour with free time in the dry-stone-built hilltop village of Gordes.

From Avignon: Luberon's Main Villages & Sites Tour

6. From Avignon: Luberon's Main Villages & Sites Tour

The best of Luberon in a Full-day or Half-day tour, from Avignon, with a fantastic shared picnic during full-day and morning tours only, made with fresh products from local farmers (fresh eggs, tapenade, bell peppers cream, goat cheese with bell peppers, melon, grape juice) for a convivial time spent together: 45 min. drive to Gordes • Gordes, the world's most beautiful village for Travel + Leisure American magazine (photo stop only). 15 min. drive to Domaine de la Citadelle • Domaine de la Citadelle, one of the best Luberon's winery. You will taste several wines produced on site (white, red and rosé). 20 min. drive to Roussillon • Roussillon, the full-orange village built on old ochre's quarries, listed among the most beautiful villages of France. 25 min. drive to Sénanque Abbey • Senanque Abbey, a Cistercian monastery from the Middle Ages where monks are still living, produce their own products thanks to the big lavender fields in front of the abbey. And if you book the Full-day tour, you will also see: 30 min. drive to the Mines de Bruoux • Mines de Bruoux, an old ochre's quarry used until the 1990s. You will do the site's guided tour inside the galleries for a refreshing moment (10°C). Entry ticket included. 5 min. drive to the House of the Candied Fruit • the House of the Candied Fruit. You will taste some candied fruits and learn about their history in this shop located in the candied fruit's capital city, Apt. 15 min. drive to Saignon • Saignon, a very beautiful off the beaten track village. You will enjoy the stunning view over the village and the valley from the Rock of Bellevue. 15 min. drive to Les Agnels distillery • Les Agnels distillery. You will learn a lot about how lavender is distilled to make essential oils, soaps, perfumes and other products. 1h drive to the Tourist Office of Avignon

From Avignon: Full-Day E-Bike Tour in the Luberon Region

7. From Avignon: Full-Day E-Bike Tour in the Luberon Region

After a short drive aboard our minibus to Bonnieux, one of the most impressive Luberon villages with stunning views out across the patchworked valley of orchards and vineyards, it’s time to get pedalling. Enjoy your ride through olive tree plantations, vineyards and lavender fields. A melting pot of France’s most beautiful landscapes! Continue on towards Oppède le Vieux, one of the most authentic perched villages of the Luberon region. Follow your local guide who will lead you on to an olive farm and its fascinating olive oil museum. Learn more about one of the richess of the region and savor different varieties of oil. But that’s not all! Head through the boutique and finish up with a guided tasting session of local wines. Time for a break and a delicious lunch (not included) in the charming village of Ménerbes, listed as “one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France”. Snap away at the incredible views over the valley and the neighbouring villages. Back on the saddle for a pleasant ride to a viewpoint overlooking Château de Lacoste, one of the Luberon’s unmissable 11th century jewels, the Abbey of Sainte Hilaire and the village of Bonnieux. A few more pedal rolls before arriving back in Bonnieux, ready for a well-deserved rest in the minibus with wonderful memories of Provence well-entrenched in your mind.

Truffle Hunting in Provence

8. Truffle Hunting in Provence

Go on a black truffle hunt on the gorgeous property of a Provençal truffle plantation in the Luberon, just 40 minutes from Aix en Provence TGV train station and 1 hour from Marseille Airport. Meet a real truffle hunter and learn how this elusive, edible “black gold” is cultivated and how the truffle dogs are trained. With the help of your guide, you will soon find some truffles to try. Learn about the art of growing truffle trees, training truffle dogs, and finding truffles. Then celebrate your find with a glass of champagne while your hosts teach you how to clean, store, and cook with truffles. Sample some truffle hors d'oeuvres and be sure to ask your hosts to taste the olive and truffle oil produced on the farm. Many delicious products are also available for you to take back home as a unique souvenir. Take a tour of the vineyards, olive tree plantation and bees hives, and fully immerse yourself in the gourmet paradise of the Luberon.

From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon & Vineyards Tour with Tastings

9. From Aix-en-Provence: Luberon & Vineyards Tour with Tastings

Embark on an immersive journey through Provence, exploring the charming villages of the Luberon region and the traditional vineyards located east of Aix-en-Provence. Learn about local heritage and taste delicious wines as you take in views of Mount Sainte-Victorie. Take a scenic drive along Cézanne road, on the way to the Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards, situated at the foot of the Sainte-Victoire Mountain. Visit two fascinating wineries to sample tasty, full-bodied red wines and subtle, elegant rosés. Spend free time in the village of Lourmarin famous and see its Renaissance-style castle. Enjoy a photo stop in Bonnieux before moving on to the colorful village of Roussillon which, with houses painted in ochre shades. Explore the hilltop village of Gordes, then return to Aix by early evening.

From Avignon: Discover Villages in Luberon

10. From Avignon: Discover Villages in Luberon

The Luberon is a small and perfectly preserved paradise in the heart of Provence. It is home to everything that one likes about Provence: dozens of small villages perched on hilltop. Roussillon, built on top of an ochre cliff (ochre is a natural pigment which can be found in the soil and which is used for the painting and decoration of the houses): stroll in the narrow streets of this colorfull village. (Market on Thursday) A 15min drive wiil bring you to Gordes (one of the most beautiful villages in France). A panoramic photo stop. Drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse : walk up to the cave from which the River Sorgues emerges.

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We think the tour is a great way to visit not only several picturesque and unique villages but also magnificent Pont du Gard in one day. Our tour guide, Frederic (spelling?), was very knowledgeable and passionate about his work, accommodating and kind. We don't think we'd have enjoyed it as much if it weren't for Frederic.

My best friend and I could not have been more impressed with the experience! Eric grew up in Marseille and is incredibly knowledgeable of the area and all things wine-related. (He answered all of my rather exhausting questions). He was an absolute delight to learn from and to spend the day with! 100% would recommend !

We had a marvellous day exploring these beautiful villages carved into the Luberon mountains. Expect breath-taking views, lovely churches, cafes and restaurants and some colourful geological landscapes. Greg drove us round (rather him than me) and conducted the tour with impressive knowledge and good humour.

We had an amazing day!! The towns are so charming and our guide was the best! She gave us great information about the area and things to do in each town.

The best experience with Johann and his team! Would definitely recommend