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From Avignon: Discover Villages in Luberon

1. From Avignon: Discover Villages in Luberon

This half day tour will take you to one of the most popular area in Provence and south of France: you'll be driven across a very nice landscape with many kinds of crops , vineyards and fruit trees before you stop and discover some of the most picturesque hilltop villages in the Luberon region,villages which rank among the most beautiful villages of France: 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 colourfull village, then 15min from there, you'll be at another village, Gordes, entirely built with dry stones coming from the mountain; this village offers an amazing view from its west side and gives the visitor a very good example of a perched village built at the foot of its castle built in the XI century and rebuilt in the XVI century and its church. On Tuesdays, enjoy the provençal market around the castle of Gordes with all the products which are part of Provence, such as fruits, olive oil, wine, goat cheese, lavender, etc.

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From Avignon: Provence Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. From Avignon: Provence Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a scenic tour of Provence and see some of its most beautiful sites in one day. The 10-hour tour takes in the well-preserved Roman aqueduct of Le Pont du Gard, built in the 1st century BC as part of the Nîmes aqueduct from Uzès to Nemausus (now Nîmes). Drive to the rocky outcrop of Les Baux de Provence in the Alpilles mountains. Stroll the historic center to see a beautiful 16th-century house and Romanesque buildings. Continue to Saint Rémy de Provence to explore the remains of the Roman city of Glanum, including a triumphal arch set in an olive grove that inspired Van Gogh. After some free time for lunch, you will visit Roussillon, famous for its red and yellow ochre cliffs. Enjoy panoramic views of Gordes, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in France. Drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse, walk up to the cave from which the River Sorgues emerges. This impressive resurgence spring hasn't revealed its secrets yet and many speleologists have searched in vain the exact depth of the well. On Sundays only, enjoy L’Isle sur la Sorgue, a village famous for antique shops and the weekly open air market which is one of the most colorful and typical in the Provence.  

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From Avignon: Best of Luberon in an Afternoon

3. From Avignon: Best of Luberon in an Afternoon

The Pont du Gard is the best preserved aqueduct from the Roman period. Built to supply the Roman city of Nimes with water, this amazing structure is 50 kilometers long. In addition to seeing the Pont du Gard, you’ll visit some of the most attractive villages in Provence on this 6.5-hour tour. Les Baux de Provence is a picturesque medieval village built on a rocky spur in the Alpilles Mountains. Its surrounding olive groves produce a very popular type of olive oil. Drive through the beautiful landscape to the Luberon, a mountainous region that is part of the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon. Stop at the picturesque village of Gordes, built entirely from dry stones. See Roussillon, a town that’s renowned for the beautiful colors of its houses and walls. The natural pigments used in the paints are extracted from the ocher cliffs surrounding the village. Both Gordes and Roussillon rank among the most beautiful villages in France.

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From Avignon: Full-Day Lavender Tour

4. From Avignon: Full-Day Lavender Tour

Experience a tour in the lavender area during the blooming season. You'll discover the lavender fields in full blooming in the valley of Luberon or in the mountains around the village of Sault which is considered as the capital of lavender. Your driver will stop at the best spots where you can enjoy the view and take pictures from and to the fields. Depending the day of the week, you'll have time to enjoy a provençal market at a picturesque village on the way. Photo stop near Gordes to admire the amazing view at this village ranking among the most beautiful villages in France. Visit of Roussillon, built on top of an ocher cliff, with its houses and walls painted using the different colours of the natural pigments contained in the soil. This natural ocher region is the largest one in Europe. You'll have a visit to the Lavender Museum, there, you'll learn more about the lavender and lavendine; a film will show you the fields, the harvest and the distillation process, then you'll discover the museum with a collection of stills used for the distillation. A shop of fine cosmetic products elaborated with the pure lavender 100% natural coming from the farm "Le Chateau du Bois". Between June 15 and July 15, an extra stop for pictures at the Senanque Abbey for its wonderfull view with lavandine fields is provided.

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What people are saying about Roussillon

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 39 reviews

A most wonderful morning spent visiting the Luberon highlights. We were expertly guided by Caroline, a very warm, friendly and professional guide. She shared lots of information about the locality and French culture. She was very attentive to all guests and included everyone in conversations as we drove to the villages. She gave us clear tips for visiting the villages and instructions to rendezvous pick ups. A very pleasurable experience and worth the cost. I recommend!

The villages we visited--Gordes, Roussillon, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Saint-Rémy de Provence (even if only partially), Les Baux de Provence, and the Pont du Gard were superb. Our fellow tourists and the guide (Julien) were exceptional.

Very interesting trip, guide Jullien has a good knowledge of history of the place . Very good English, showed a lot of beautiful places, were able to make pictures in the best light.

The trip was excellent. The places we have visited are gorgeous. Our tour guide has a perfect planning to this “special” Asian visitors. Big thanks!

We enjoyed the tour very much, Anne is a very good tour guide.