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Le Luberon Provence

The Luberon is a massif (large group of mountains) in the heart of the Provence region in south-east France. It is home to expansive lavender fields, rosé wine and luscious, rolling landscapes, making it one of France's most unforgettable destinations.

Luberon features as a highlight on France Travel Solution's A Taste of France tour, which departs on April 29, and then again on September 30 this year. Here's a taste of what our travellers will get up to on this unforgettable four-day leg of the tour.

Medieval township in Gordes, Provence

Arriving in Luberon from Dijon, our travellers will be warmly welcomed by the Luberon locals as they settle into their countryside guesthouse for a few very relaxing days. Soaking up the pure serenity of the open countryside with its rolling hills and greenery, it is easy to see why the locals love living here so much.

Spending the afternoon by the guesthouse pool is a lovely way to unwind and set the tone for the next few days of relaxed exploration. Your local tour guides are experts in their field and are sure to show you all the hidden Luberon gems!

Pont du Gard

We will begin the next day by visiting the ancient architectural masterpiece that is Pont du Gard, a structure erected over 2000 years ago in the Roman Empire. To this day, it remains one of the greatest monuments of France. In Summer, it is not uncommon for groups or families to spend the day by this bridge, paddling underneath it by kayak.

Afterward, we stop to explore the beautiful historical city, Avignon. We recommend visiting the Palace of the Popes, an extraordinary structure that held enormous religious significance for Roman Catholics during the 14th century.

The Palace of the Popes, Avignon

The remainder of the evening is yours to spend as you please! Perhaps stroll the streets and admire the intricate architectural detail in the ancient constructions. Or seek out a local wine cellar and sample some of the local Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Côtes-du-Rhône wines – accompanied by the local delicacy, a hearty Bouillabaisse.

Vinyards of Provence

Our time in Luberon will conclude with the exploration of the mountain region, the true heart of Provençal culture and lifestyle. This area provides the perfect combination of breath-taking scenery and beautiful traditional villages.

The backdrop of the massif is picturesque rolling mountains, cliffs, olive trees and old-style farming houses. We will learn about the traditional farming techniques and history of the towns that forged the admirable character of the men who have worked so hard in this region for years.

Olives sold at the local Sunday market

We will dive into the heart of the village with an exploration of the local antique shops and flea markets. The Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Sunday market is the largest outdoor market in the Luberon region, where we can indulge in the tasty local produce. Take the time to stroll through pretty cobblestone lanes as we discover the treasures of the “Little Venice” town which is unlike any other.

Our lovely host will prepare us a traditional, homemade Provençal dinner on our last night in the region, accompanied by some of the best local wine.

Luberon is only one of the five incredible destinations on France Travel Solution's "A Taste of France" Tour in 2024. We have tours leaving in late April and September with limited spots available. If you're interested in learning more about this tour, or our other tours, fill in the contact form to get in touch with us!

Maud Dunne, director at France Travel Solutions, along with her qualified team of professionals, has dedicated hours of her expertise to hand-pick only the best, local, French experiences for Australian travellers!

As a French-born having lived in Australia for many years now, Maud knows the ins and outs of authentic French culture, and how to bring this to enthusiastic Aussie travellers. Rest assured knowing that you will embark on the trip of a lifetime - there's no one better equipped for the job than Maud! Click here to read why our tours are different. We hope to hear from you soon!


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