In the south of the Vaucluse department, east of the Rhone Valley, lies one of the most beautiful regions in France, the Luberon.
A symbolic treasure of the region of Provence with its sumptuous natural landscapes, its perched villages and its historical and cultural heritage, the Luberon invites you on a colourful journey.
In this land, the red cliffs stand out on a backdrop of a thousand shades of ancestral stones and humans have been cohabiting with nature since the dawn of time.
From rounded ridges to rocky valleys, from the mounds of grey marl to the ochre sands in the pine forests, the Luberon massif has a fascinating geological history: an ancient seabed that rose over millions of years.
Classified as a Regional Nature Park in 1977, it is also recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve and a Global Geopark by UNESCO.
In the Cedar Forest, you will never tire of admiring the century-old trees. On the Ochre Trail of the Roussillon or in the Provencal Colorado of Rustrel, the earth turns to fire: amid a flamboyant festival of colour, from red to orange and yellow, you will marvel at the millennial-old geological formations.
Discover the region along the GR9 hiking trial and its highest point, Mourre Nègre (1,125 m), immerse yourself in the wide-open spaces of well-preserved nature, bathe in Bonde lake, wander through fields of lavender, sunflowers and poppies: you will be spoilt for choice for a breath of fresh air in grandiose landscapes.
In this little paradise on earth where a change of scenery is guaranteed, there are plenty of excursions by car, bicycle or on foot to delight you and leave you with unforgettable memories.
Inhabited since the dawn of time, the Luberon has been a land of welcome for humans, attracted by its mild Mediterranean climate. A land marked by a rich and tumultuous history, often happy, sometimes tragic.
Today, with an exceptional cultural heritage that makes it unique, the region cultivates its difference and takes care to preserve its authenticity. The region’s attachment to its history and traditions can be seen in its architectural remains, its medieval villages, its aristocratic and religious buildings, its crafts and customs.
The Luberon is synonymous with picturesque Provence, attractive villages topped by fortresses, exceptional places, such as the Cistercian Abbey of Sénanque, the Castle of Lourmarin or the village of Bories in Gordes, and its agricultural biodiversity and local products.
Between the plains and the mountains, the diversity of soils has shaped the landscapes and produced a multitude of crops beyond the three typical Mediterranean ones (wheat, olive trees, vineyards). From fruit trees to aromatic plants, and livestock: the local produce carries the names and faces of its origins: winter red Provencal apple, Tarascon grey fig, Pélissier cherry, Floquette almond, Luberon white plum, Boulbon early apricot…
The Luberon is also a land of gastronomy and a must for gourmets and epicureans. Truffles, potatoes, olive oil, AOC wines, goat cheese, candied fruits from Apt, jams and honey: so many flavours that give the cuisine of Provence its reputation in the countless gourmet addresses of the region.
When pleasure blends with beauty, the Luberon offers a unique and privileged living environment.
No surprise then, that its reputation extends far beyond our borders and that people come from all over the world to taste the “Luberon attitude”, the sweetness of Provence that permeates the hearts of the inhabitants and the landscape.