Welcome to Lourmarin

Apart from a walk around town, the main sight of note is the Renaissance Château de Lourmarin. Literary pilgrims might also want to peep into the town cemetery, the last resting place of Albert Camus (1913–60), who was living nearby when he was killed in a car accident in 1960, and the French author Henri Bosco (1888–1976).

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$115.85 Day Trips & Excursions

Aix-en-Provence to Luberon Villages Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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.

$150.60 Day Trips & Excursions

Marseille to Perched Villages of Luberon Full-Day Guided Trip

Meet your guide in the morning near Marseille’s port, then hop into your air-conditioned vehicle to begin your tour through the Luberon region. With medieval villages nestled among rolling lavender fields and rugged hills, the Luberon is widely considered the most attractive corner of Provence. Discover an open-air market each day in a different village : in Gordes on Tuesdays, in Roussillon on Thursdays , in Lourmarin on Fridays and in L'Isle sur la Sorgue on Sundays. As the markets take place in the morning only, the order of the visited sites will change accordingly. Drive along countryside roads at the foot of Luberon, and arrival in Isle-sur-Sorgue. Free time to discover the antiques shops along the canals of the « 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.Wander in the exceptional hilltop village of Gordes which ranks among the most beautiful villages in France. A photo stop at Senanque abbey will be included between mid-June and mid-July only, during the lavender blooming season, to take pictures of the lavender fields.Continuation toward the colourful village of Roussillon and its ochre cliffs.Way back through the hilltop village of Bonnieux and the picturesque and winding Combe of Lourmarin. Free time in the charming village of Lourmarin, famous for its Renaissance castle.Free time for lunch (not included) on your own during the tour.Please note: As the markets only take place in the morning, the order of sites and villages visited may change.

$127.43 Day Trips & Excursions

Provence Wine Tasting Tour Plus Luberon from Aix-en-Provence

Leave Aix-en-Provence in the morning, and travel east by minivan to the foothills of St-Victoire Mountain, a stunning peak that rises some 3,317 feet (1,011 meters), dominating the Provencal landscape. A popular winemaking region, the softly sloping hills are home to countless vineyards that thrive with the temperate climate and fertile soils. In turn, this produces some of Provence’s best wines – full bodied with abundant minerality.Visit two of the renowned Côtes de Provence St-Victoire wineries, and sample glasses of their prized reds and rosés during wine-tasting sessions with your guide. Learn about the region, the different wines and their subtle complexities that afford their winning flavors.Return to Aix-en-Provence for lunch (own expense), and then meet your guide at the pre-arranged time for your afternoon in the Luberon region. Embodying picturesque rural France at its finest, the area is peppered with hilltop hamlets and villages – and you’ll see the best of them!Spend time at leisure in Lourmarin and snap photos  against the 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, for a photo stop. 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.

$127.43 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Marseille Shore Excursion - Full Day Wine Tour in Provence

We offer you a worry-free shore excursion, ensuring your timely return to the Cruise port, at least one hour before your departure time. You'll meet your english-speaking wine expert guide at 9.30am at the Marseille cruise pier.Your guide will drive you in a clean, comfortable & A/C minivan accomodating up to 8 people maximum.You'll visit 2 wineries along the day. At each winery, the visits are private and educational and will be adapted to your level of knowledge. Curious beginners or connoisseurs are welcome! You'll go behind the scenes to learn while visiting the winemaking & the aging rooms. You'll have plenty of time to take pictures in the middle of the vines, and at anytime, to capture the beauty of Provence countryside.Along the day, you'll taste some of the finest Rosés from Provence but also powerful and well-balanced reds, and aromatic and lively whites. Your guide will teach you the different steps to go through while tasting,if required, in order to maximise your wine tasting experience.You will get about 2h free time for lunch and for visit in one of the most beautiful towns/ cities from the area: the charming little port of Cassis, or the picturesque village of Lourmarin or the lively and elegant city of Aix en Provence: A great way to sample the local life, go shopping or get a change to enjoy the delicious french food thanks to the restaurant recommendations from your guide!You'll be back to Marseille Cruise Port around 4/4.30pm (other return time possible - to be defined with you after your booking) with plenty of time before your cruise ship departure time.We select different types of wineries in order to offer you the opportunity to see different ways to work. We have developped partnerships allowing us to take you behind the scenes: from the winemaking & the aging rooms to the bottling lines: you'll see everything! Your guide will also explain you about the soil, the climate, the grape varieties, the famous "terroir" but also the picking, the pruning, green harvesting and many other subjects in a relaxed and educational way.

$729.83 Day Trips & Excursions

Provence Small-Group Tour from Aix-en-Provence

Drive through the Alpilles National Park and reach the perched medieval village of Baux-de-Provence. Free time to explore the narrow streets, gallery and 10th century fortress. Drive to Saint-Remy de Provence. Photo stop on the "plateau des Antiques" Roman monuments and lunch at leisure in the village. Market on Wednesdays. Then on to Gordes, a medieval village listed by UNESCO and considered as one of the most beautiful of France. Photo stop over the village and free time at leisure to visit the church, cobbled stone streets and village or castle.Drive along the regional park of Luberon and its amazing landscape and stop in the Ochre village of Roussillon. Free time at leisure in the village or walk along the Ochre path during a 30 min walk through the Provençal Colorado, an ancient ochre quarry.Drive through the hilltop village of Bonnieux, Pont Julien Roman Bridge and stop in Lourmarin, an authentic village where Peter Mayle was used to leave. Free time to visit the village and admire the 18th century castle. Back to Aix-en-Provence when the tour is finished.

$532.89 Day Trips & Excursions

Aix-en-Provence to Luberon Hilltop Villages Private Day Trip

Leave Aix-en-Provence in the afternoon and head to your first stop in Lourmarin, the charming Provençal village where the author Peter Mayle used to stay. Enjoy some free time to walk around the village and enjoy a wine tasting or visit the 18th century castle which houses a collection of 18th century furniture.Next, drive along one of the most beautiful roads in Provence through the medieval village of Bonnieux and across the Roman bridge of Pont Julien. You will then reach the hilltop village of Roussillon, the small "Provençal Colorado". While you're hear, take the opportunity to walk along the Ochre path which takes about 35 minutes. The last visit takes place in Gordes, a medieval dry stone village classified as a world park heritage by UNESCO and listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France.At the end of your tour, head back to Aix-en-Provence.

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