THE LUBERON: BONNIEUX, LOUMARIN, ROUSSILLON: 9 Hours
PROVENCE MARKETS & SIGHTSEEING TOUR
Customize Your Own Provence Food & Wine Tour
Inclusions: Our private transportation and Licensed English-speaking tour guide, taxes, tolls and parking.
Departure Points: Avignon, Arles and Marseille. Other departure points available, please inquire.
The Luberon – Bonnieux, Lourmarin, Lacoste, Roussillon Tour
This morning your private tour guide will take you to discover one of the most picturesque areas of Provence while you tour through the Luberon mountains. The region of these majestic peaks, more than 3,500 feet above sea level, offer an endearing combination of lonely wild spaces and charming little villages.
Much of the Luberon range is protected as a parkland, where you can find more than 1,000 different species of plants and incredible oak and cedar forests that are home to eagles, hawks, snakes, beavers and the biggest lizards in Europe, among other fauna.
Luberon was also the stage for the first battles between Catholics and Protestants in the 16th century.
The first stop of this private custom tour of Provence will be the lovely town of Lourmarin, where you will tour a stately Renaissance castle; if you visit on a Friday, your tour guide will take you to a local market. You will then cross the mountains to reach the lovely town of Bonnieux, known for its 12th century ramparts and church, from which you can enjoy a gorgeous view of the surrounding landscape. Bonnieux also has a lovely market on Fridays you can visit.
Your Provence guided tour will continue with your tour guide towards another charming town called Lacoste, where you can tour the ruins of the Marquis de Sade Castle.
Your guided tour will conclude in Roussillon, Provence’s most colorful village, with its brilliant red and ocher cliffs. Lacoste and Roussillon both have markets on Thursday mornings; a tour can be arranged.
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