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  • Address: Parc Naturel regional du Luberon, Merindol 84360, France
Located in the heart of Provence, France’s mountainous Lubéron region is famous for its vibrant purple lavender fields, forested valleys, and ancient hilltop villages such as Saignon, Bonnieux, and Gordes. Walking trails wind through the largely uninhabited region, past hills, woodlands, and fields dusted with wildflowers. 

The Basics
You can explore Lubéron on a day trip from Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, or Marseille. The region’s hilltop villages—especially Roussillon and Gordes—are usually a tour highlight, and some excursions visit up to six villages in a single day. Day trips to Lubéron typically include a guided walking tour of each town and free time to explore, while some tours also visit nearby Provencal wineries. During the summer lavender season, Lubéron is a hotspot for flower-themed excursions, which visit impressive purple-coated locations such as the Senanque Abbey, the foothills of Mont Ventoux, and the Sault Plateau. For a personalized experience and more free time for photos, opt for a small-group or private tour. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Lubéron is a must-see for nature and culture lovers. 
  • Wear comfortable shoes—many villages have steep hills and cobblestone lanes.
  • Be sure to pack sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, as summer temperatures in Provence can reach over 86°F (30°C).
  • The medieval villages and steep hills of Provence can be a challenge for wheelchair users; if needed, it’s a good idea to visit as part of a wheelchair-accessible tour. 

How to Get There
The Lubéron region is located roughly 90 minutes by road from both Aix-en-Provence and Avignon, and two hours by road from Marseille. Public transportation is limited in the area, so it’s a good idea to rent a car or visit on a guided tour. 

When to Get There
Summer (June through August) is the most popular time to visit, when the lavender fields are in bloom and Lubéron’s tiny villages are typically very crowded. During this time, many of the villages host lavender festivals and markets. Opt for an early morning or late evening visit to avoid crowds, or visit during winter, spring, or fall. 

The Villages of Lubéron 
Lubéron’s villages each have their own character and many are situated on hillsides, offering panoramic views of the Provencal countryside. The hilltop village of Gordes is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful spots in France, while Roussillon is known for its dramatic ochre cliffs. The village of Lourmarin is renowned for its Renaissance castle, and Castellet is home to one of the region’s oldest lavender distilleries. 

The villages have other claims to fame as well: picturesque Bonnieux was the setting for Ridley Scott’s film A Good Year, while Lourmarin counts Albert Camus and Winston Churchill among its former residents. Gordes was a favorite of famous painter Marc Chagall, and the whole region featured in Peter Mayle’s bestselling novel A Year in Provence.

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Luberon Villages Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence

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Visit a medley of charming Provencal villages on this full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence! Traveling with an expert guide, you’ll discover the most scenic ...  Read more

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Avignon and Luberon Villages Small Group Tour from Marseille, Marseille, Day Trips
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Avignon and Luberon Villages Small Group Tour from Marseille

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Discover Avignon, a former papal city during a guided walking tour of the historic center before driving to the Luberon national park to see the famous hilltop ...  Read more

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Full-Day Small Group Tour of Avignon and Villages of Luberon from Aix en Provence, Aix-en-Provence, ... 
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Full-Day Small Group Tour of Avignon and Villages of Luberon from Aix en Provence

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Discover Avignon, the city of various popes, during a 9-hour guided walking tour of the historic center before to driving to the national park of Luberon to ...  Read more

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Private Provence Tour: Luberon Villages and Lavender Day Trip from Avignon, Avignon, Day Trips
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Private Provence Tour: Luberon Villages and Lavender Day Trip from Avignon

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Venture into the rugged hills east of Avignon on this private half-day trip to the spectacular Luberon region, marked by cliff-top castles, tucked-away ...  Read more

Location: Avignon, France
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Private Day Trip to Luberon Hilltop Villages Tour from Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, Private ... 
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Private Day Trip to Luberon Hilltop Villages Tour from Aix-en-Provence

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Discover the famous hilltop villages of the Luberon national park on your private tour from Aix-en-Provence. Admire the beautiful surroundings and enter the ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Provence in One Day Small Group Day Trip from Avignon, Avignon, Day Trips
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Forget the hassles of hiring a car and finding your own way! Take a small group tour of Provence and its exquisite highlights: Fontaine de Vaucluse, Pont du ...  Read more

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Provence Le Grand Tour, Avignon, Day Trips
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Delve deep into rural France and discover Roman heritage among the rolling vineyards on this 10.5-hour tour of Provence from Avignon. Follow your guide on a ...  Read more

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Provence Wineries and Luberon Villages Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, Day Trips
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Provence Wineries and Luberon Villages Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence

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Combine fine wines with spectacular Provencal scenery on this full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence! After visiting two wineries in the Côtes de Provence ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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

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Spend an afternoon exploring the Luberon region’s hilltop villages on this half-day tour from Aix-en-Provence! With your driver/ guide, discover the delights ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Perched Villages of the Luberon Day Trip from Marseille, Marseille, Day Trips
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Perched Villages of the Luberon Day Trip from Marseille

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Explore picturesque medieval villages deep in the Provençal countryside on this 9-hour tour through the Luberon region from Marseille. Travel by minivan ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
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