Day trip

From Avignon: Luberon Hilltop Villages

4.8 / 5

9 reviews

Activity provider: ProVans

From Avignon: Luberon Hilltop Villages

Activity provider: ProVans

From US$ 98.64 per person

Let yourself fall under the spell of the hidden treasures of the Luberon by wandering through the narrow streets of its hilltop villages. Visit Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes, Roussillon and Ménerbes, and the wonderful Sénanque Abbey.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English, Russian, Italian, German
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Follow the river Sorgue in Fontaine de Vaucluse until the spring
  • Admire a 12th century abbey at Sénanque and stroll around the narrow streets of Gordes
  • Explore the red village of Roussillon and its Ochre Trail
  • Discover Ménerbes, one of France's most beautiful villages
  • Marvel at wide poppy fields (in spring only)
Full description
Your first stop will be Fontaine de Vaucluse where you will be charmed by the biggest French spring. Spontaneous stops at poppy fields on the way are included (in season). Next, marvel at Sénanque Abbey, a jewel of Romanesque art nestled in a lush greenery environment. Afterward, enjoy strolling through the streets of the spectacular hilltop village of Gordes, where you can admire the play of warm light on the dry stone walls. Move on to Roussillon and observe all the different shades of the ochre by wandering along the Ochre Trail (entrance fee not included - 3€/adult) and the colored roads of the village. Then, walk on the streets of Ménerbes, the fortified hilltop village that inspired Peter Mayle to write his most successful novel One Year in Provence.
Includes
  • Live commentary on board
  • Parking, tolls, and gas fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Avignon Tourism Office

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Drones
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4/5

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Veronica is very friendly, informative and funny, and also an excellent driver! The trip includes four beautiful villages - Vaucluse, Gorde, Rousillon and Menerbes, plus Notre Dame de Senanque Abbey which is famous for its lavender fields in summer (went there in September thus not in bloom, but still it was stunning and tranquil). These four villages are well picked because they show different sides of Luberon, Provence, and also each one is quite small so the time Veronica reserved for each village was quite enough for strolling around and taking some cool pictures.

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September 14, 2022

Excellent day spent with Nicolas, our very friendly guide. We might just like to spend a little more time in the village of Roussillon. It is difficult to both go on the ocher path and visit the village, for lack of time. We have very fond memories of that day. Good luck to our guide. Christiane and Thomas

August 23, 2022

Highly recommended! Thanks to this tour it was possible to visit places in Provence that are not accessible by public transport and this made the whole trip unique. The roads traveled offer wonderful landscapes and each village is characterized by unique characteristics that make it unique. Too bad for the short time (1h) spent in Roussillon: if you want to take a walk through the narrow streets of the center you can't walk the whole path of ocher, however the first 50m can give you some beautiful emotions so it's still worth it penalty.

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September 30, 2019

Product ID: 272887