Farmouse in the Luberon

Roussillon



THE LUBERON HILLTOP VILLAGES

Luberon is the name of this magic mountain range, famous world wide, enriched by its stones, its castles, its luminosity and colours....
This is the real Provence, full of character.

A sweet dolce vita of a climate and pure clean air which just breathes the incredible contrasts between a rich, and variable natural environment : the blue strides of lavender, the subtle nuances of green in the forests, the flamboyant and blinding colours of the cliffs of ochre, or the austere white of the limestone hills.
It is the place of choice for many artists (painters, sculptors, writers, singers...)

Mostly on the Northern part, on the side of the hills, several picturesque villages are perched, overlooking the valley. In order to protect themselves from pillagers, the inhabitants, during centuries, have patiently built, stone by stone, their houses, closed to the seigniorial castle.

Nowadays this charming villages, with their tiny narrow streets and amazing shaded squares are classified among the most beautiful ones in France.
Nevertheless, each one has its own personality and its own attractive power.

Suggested schedule
9:00am Pick up
9:40 Drive through the genuine tiny medieval village of Maubec, picture stop
10:00 View on the impressive village of Ménerbes all built on a rocky spur
10:15 Gentle hike down the coble stone streets of Lacoste, crowned by the fortress that once belonged to the famous Marquis de Sade
11:15 Discover the hilltop village of Bonnieux, from where there is an astonishing view on the Calavon valley (Luberon)
12:00 after a glance on a very well preserved roman bridge, lunch in the reddish village of Roussillon and stroll
02:15 View on the picturesque hilltop village of Gordes and the romanesque abbey of Sénanque
04:00 Drive back
05:00 Drop off

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