Guided tour

From Avignon: Best of Luberon in an Afternoon

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Activity provider: Provence Reservation

From Avignon: Best of Luberon in an Afternoon

Activity provider: Provence Reservation

From US$ 73.78 per person

Explore Luberon's most beautiful villages on this trip from Avignon. Immerse yourself in the charming landscapes, visit the villages of Lacoste, Roussillon, and Gordes. Take a look at Pont Julien.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the feel of village life in Luberon's picturesque villages
  • Enjoy free time in the dry-stone builthilltop village of Gordes
  • Discover the village of Roussillon and its colorful, ochre-washed houses
  • Stop for a photo in Lacoste, the former home of the Marquis de Sade
  • Take a picture of the remains of an old Roman bridge at Pont Julien
Full description
Spend an afternoon discovering the Luberon region's most charming villages. Depart from Avignon in an air-conditioned minibus and explore the picturesque villages of Lacoste, Ménerbes, Roussillon, and Gordes with a guide. From the meeting point in Avignon, set off to the village of Lacoste, once the residence of the Marquis de Sade, for a photo stop. Then, continue to Ménerbes, a village that became famous due to Peter Mayle's book A Year in Provence. Enjoy free time to discover the village. From April 1st, the visit to the village of Menerbes will be replaced by various photo stops of the must-see landscape of Luberon during the tour. On the way to Roussillon, take a look at the Roman bridge Pont Julien, one of the numerous Roman remains in Provence. Arrive in Roussillon and admire how the village is built at the top of an ochre cliff, as well as the ochre-washed façades of its buildings. Next, head toward Gordes, another village erected on the top of a cliff, and discover its fortified castle and church. See the village's typical houses, built from the rock on which they stand, before returning to Avignon.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Driver/guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Avignon Tourist Information Center.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking in the vehicle
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

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We wanted to visit these villages and it was fun. Our tour guide driver was good in driving and provided some basic instructions and information but as we were seated behind, we were not able to hear much and she did not explain too much about the sites we visited. overall it was a good experience. Due to the traffic jam and walks, we were tired out at the end of the tour. Please be prepared to walk around and also lots of steps up and down. The tour was effective as it covered the villages which we took many scenic photos.

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September 23, 2022

September 17, 2022

Excellent informative and enjoyable! Great host too.

September 16, 2022

Product ID: 413475