Home » Tour Guides » Aix-en-Provence » The LUBERON, quaint hilltop villages, Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux
For those who want to discover the countryside, then the Luberon mountain range will be an ideal place. Limestone cliffs, oak trees, lavender fields (in blossom end of June, beginning of July), quaint hilltop villages like the peaceful village of Lourmarin dominated by its remarkable Renaissance castle, the hilltop Bonnieux and its breathtaking views on the Calavon Valley and/or the mysterious Lacoste with the haunting ruins of the Marquis de Sade’s castle the colourful Roussillon with its ochre cliffs, the extraordinary village of Gordes.
Scene of the first conflicts between Catholics and Protestants, the area is outsanding from the historical point of view.
Visit to the Cistercian Abbey of Senanque (1 hour visit at set hours, in French only, with an English brochure).
Visit to the Village des Bories near Gordes.
Wine tasting of Côtes du Luberon.