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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$118.13 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.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.From April 1st 2018, a stop at Fontaine de Vaucluse will be included.

$153.59 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. Travel with your guide along countryside roads in the foothills of the Luberon mountains to the town of l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, and enjoy free time to explore at your leisure. Duck into antique shops along the canal side or soak up the sunshine on a local cafe terrace. Then, head onward to the hilltop village of Gorges.Admire the Roman Pont Julien bridge on route to Bonnieux, a picture-postcard Provençal village dominated by a 12th-century church. Wind your way through the picturesque Combe of Lourmarin and stop for photos in Lourmarin, famous for its Renaissance castle. There, enjoy more free time for lunch at your leisure. In the summer (June 15 to July 15), visit Sénanque Abbey — founded by Cistercian monks in the 12th-century — and take a moment to capture the blooming lavender fields on camera. Wander through open-air markets in local villages such as Roussillon and Bonnieux, and perhaps pick up a souvenir or two along the way. Stop at the Lavender Museum’s shop (closed in January) and try out an exclusive line of natural cosmetics made from the fragrant essential oils of the region's most famous plant. Then, head on to the village of Roussillon, perched beneath ochre-colored cliffs. When your journey through the Luberon region comes to an end, travel back to the port in Marseille with your guide to conclude your tour. Please note: As the markets only take place in the morning, the order of sites and villages visited may change.

$127.58 Day Trips & Excursions

Marseille to Avignon and Luberon Villages Small-Group Tour

Your day starts with a walking guided tour of Avignon historic center. Admire the famous Avignon Bridge, walk up to the Rock of the Doms and gardens to enjoy a panoramic view on Pope city. Explore narrow streets, cathedral, town hall square and church with your guide or you can decide to visit the Pope palace with audio-guide on your own.Drive to Isle sur la Sorgues for lunch, a charming Provence village famous for its waterwheels and antiques sellers. Free time at leisure to explore the narrow streets and lunch.Stop to take photos at a panoramic viewpoint and admire the medieval hilltop village of Gordes, listed by UNESCO. Spend some free time in Gordes where you can visit the caves, church or Saint Firmin palace.Continue your tour with a drive to  the ochre village of Roussillon, called the "Provençal Colorado". You will have free time to visit the village or take a half-hour walk along the ochre path.Drive along one of the most beautiful roads in the Luberon park. Your tour will end when you arrive back in Marseille.

$744.21 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.

$543.39 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.

$112.24 Cultural & Theme Tours

THE SUNDAYS OF LUBERON from Aix-en-Provence

Visit Isle-sur-la-Sorgues to discover its famous antiques market, then the surprising villages of Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes, Roussillon and Lourmarin to discover their differences, traditional boutiques, landscapes, colours, nature and gastronomy.Possible extra-stop in the lavender fields of the Senanque Abbaye if Lavender fields in bloom (June/July period).Prices include: use of an air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver (driver-guide), driver meal, petrol, tolls, parking, insurances, our attention and professionalism. Not included: meals & drinksTour to discover the Luberon villages and provencal markets, in a small group of maximum 8 people.This tour is not suited for cruse passengers, as the pick up places are far from the cruise terminal.