Aix-en-Provence: Luberon Market & Villages Day Tour
- Duration: 9.5 hours
Travel from Aix-en-Provence to Luberon valley on a full-day tour of the area's charming and unique villages. First make your way to L'Isle sur la Sorgue, and wander through the open-air provencal market, and along the canals, taking time to stop in the various antique shops. Then enjoy lunch on your own in the exceptional hilltop village of Gordes. Afterward (from mid-June to mid-July only) stop for photos of the blooming lavender fields at Senanque Abbey. Continue to the colorful village of Roussillon and its ochre cliffs. Stop for a photo in Bonnieux and on the way admire the Pont Julien, a Roman bridge. Make your way back through the picturesque and winding Combe of Lourmarin. Stop in Lourmarin, one of the most beautiful villages in France, famous for its Renaissance castle. Here you can enjoy some free time before returning to Aix-en-Provence.
Great way to see these lovely villages without going crazy trying to drive yourself there. Each village had its unique charm and were very picturesque.
Meet your driver at the bottom of the ship in Marseille cruise terminal and hop-on your air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy this excursion to the famous Luberon area. Drive to your first stop Lourmarin, where you will have the chance to wander during your free time. In this charming village, you will have a look at the famous Renaissance castle, considered a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture style (traditional open air market every Friday morning). Continue to the hilltop village of Bonnieux through the picturesque and winding route called the Combe of Lourmarin, which crosses the Luberon's mountain from south to north. Have free time in the village overlooking the Luberon hill range. Continue toward the colorful village of Roussillon and its ochre cliffs, you will be impressed by all the different ochre color use to paint the buildings and houses of the village. Great place for photog...
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It was really good, well organized and prepared tour (in scheuled as well). Our guide was really nice and gave us a perfect help in each villages. He shared a lot of information about the villages and the surrounding regions and gave us a lot of good tips what we cannot miss from our free time.
Our guide Pune was both knowledgeable and friendly. She took into account the various needs of her passengers and sought to please them. The rain did not dampen our spirits and the day passed so quickly. I learned so much
Nel, our guide was exceptional. She had a great understanding of the region and kept our entire journey very insightful. Would definitely recommend her and the luberon region for this tour.
It was a very long day filled with so much beauty! Worth every minute!
Guide interesting, well informed, efficient and very approachable.