Luberon Villages Half-Day Tour from Aix-en-Provence

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Luberon Villages Half-Day Tour from Aix-en-Provence information and booking

from
$83
Duration
6 hours
Departs from
Central Aix-en-Provence, near the tourist office
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
1:30pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Spend an afternoon exploring the Luberon region’s hilltop villages on this half-day tour from Aix-en-Provence! With an expert guide, discover the delights of Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Roussillon and Gordes, while seeing beautiful Provencal scenery as well as attractions like Pont Julien, a 12th-century church and more.

Leave Aix-en-Provence by air-conditioned minibus, and travel north to the gorgeous Luberon region with your guide. Embodying picturesque rural France at its finest, the area is awash with charming little hilltop hamlets and villages peppered around the hills – and you’ll see the best of them on your tour!

First stop is Lourmarin for a photo stop against the backdrop of Lourmarin Castle – Provence’s first Renaissance castle. Continue by minivan along the scenic river valley of Combe of Lourmarin, and then arrive in the neighboring village of Bonnieux. Spend time at leisure here, perhaps visiting its 12th-century church or relaxing in the shade of its century-old cedar trees.

Travel through more swathes of soft-hued countryside, passing a Roman arched bridge called Pont Julien, and then take a stroll through the village of Roussillon – known for its orange clay cliffs that are tinged from the soil’s rich ochre pigments.

Before returning to Aix, visit Gordes, a cliff-top village, to soak up its dramatic view. Head back to Aix and finish your tour at the start point in the early evening.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)