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Luberon Villages Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence

Highlights
  • Full-day tour of Provence’s Luberon region
  • Explore an open-air market in Isle-sur-Sorque and stroll along its scenic canals
  • Stop for photos outside Senanque Abbey in the hilltop village of Gordes
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Luberon Villages Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence
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Overview
Discover one charming Provencal village after another on this 9-hour day trip from Aix-en-Provence. Cliff-top settlements, sprawling vineyards, antique shops and a 12th-century abbey surrounded by lavender fields are just some of the postcard-perfect sights you will encounter. Traveling by air-conditioned luxury minibus, visit the Luberon towns of Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Isle-sur-Sorgue, Roussillon and Gordes. Snap memorable photos as an informative guide shares engaging commentary along the way.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the center of Aix-en-Provence and head out by air-conditioned minibus to discover the charming Luberon area. Peppered with tiny cliff-top villages and windswept vineyards, the gorgeous area exemplifies rural France at its finest!

First stop is the picture-perfect village of Isle-sur-Sorque to spend some time at leisure exploring and soaking up its charm. Visit its open-air market and browse its collection of antiques shops that flank its network of canals – known as Venice of Comtat Venaissin.

Go at the source of the Sorgue river visiting Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. Walk up to the cave where this impressive river emerges.

Continue to the nearby hilltop village of Gordes, and during the lavender blooming months (mid June to mid July) stop for photos at Senanque Abbey – a pretty 12th century abbey surrounded by lavender fields. Enjoy some free time for lunch in the village and then continue to the colorful village of Roussillon – known for its rich ochre pigments that are found in its cay soil. Explore the town at your own pace, and admire its distinctive orange-hued cliffs.

Travel to the neighboring village of Bonnieux and Lourmarin, by passing near the Pont Julien – a Roman stone arch bridge that was built from limestone rocks from the nearby Luberon mountains. Follow the scenic river valley of Combe of Lourmarin from Bonnieux.

Last stop of the day is in Lourmarin – often considered the quaintest of Luberon’s villages with its narrow streets lined with Mediterranean architecture. Marvel at the Renaissance architecture of the popular Lourmarin Castle on a short photo stop in the pretty village and hear from your guide how it was the first Renaissance castle to be built in Provence.

You tour finishes in the late afternoon back at the start point in Aix-en-Provence.

The order of the visit might change depending on market day.
Reviews (85)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day tour

Great tour of 5 villages with excellent lunch in Murs....definitely off the beaten path even for these remote villages. Colors in Roussillon are amazing! Remy is a great guide!

Thank myrscrl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great way to spend the day in Provence

We spent a wonderful day visiting 5 villages of the Luberon with Greg. The minivan was comfortable and Greg was a good driver and excellent guide. His English was perfect and he knew all the the good places to take the best photo or find...More

Thank Pell W
Reviewed 13 October 2018
Informative and fun!

We completely enjoyed our day tour to the villages of the Luberon. We visited 6 cities in a single day, and they were all wonderful! Greg, our guide, was funny and fun and full of interesting facts, information and entertaining stories. He made it fun,...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 26 August 2018
A convenient, enriching experience of our favorite villages

We took this tour of the Luberon and had a wonderful day revisiting our 6 favorite villages, with just the right amount of time in each. It was so luxurious not to have to drive those narrow, winding roads, find parking, etc. like we’ve done before....More

Thank TutuLindy
PR84, Responsable relations publiques at Tylene Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear TutuLindy, Thank you for sending this great review ! We are delighted to know we participated in making your holidays memorable ! Greg is indeed a great asset and he will be very happy to know you enjoyed your time with him. We will...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Wonderful introduction to Provence

My wife and I had a great time today visiting Gordes, Fountain de Vaucluse, L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Roussillon, and Lourmarin. We had enough time in each town and our guide, Craig, always managed to drop/pick us up near the center of activities. He also...More

6  Thank RussBock
PR84, Responsable relations publiques at Tylene Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Dear RussBock, Thank you very much for sending this review. All our guides are passionate and very knowledgeable. We will be delighted to welcome you again in Provence for your next holidays ! Kind regards

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sofia11maya
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Response from RussBock | Reviewed this property |
We may have driven by, but did not stop to visit.
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Erika J
31 May 2018|
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Response from Roam771745 | Reviewed this property |
We saw many fields of lavendine, but no flowers. The tour will explain the difference between lavendine and lavender. I hope you enjoy your tour.
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