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  • From Avignon: Luberon Hilltop Villages

    1. From Avignon: Luberon Hilltop Villages

    Your first stop will be Fontaine de Vaucluse where you will be charmed by the biggest French spring. Spontaneous stops at poppy fields on the way are included (in season). Next, marvel at Sénanque Abbey, a jewel of Romanesque art nestled in a lush greenery environment. Afterward, enjoy strolling through the streets of the spectacular hilltop village of Gordes, where you can admire the play of warm light on the dry stone walls. Move on to Roussillon and observe all the different shades of the ochre by wandering along the Ochre Trail (entrance fee not included - 3€/adult) and the colored roads of the village. Then, walk on the streets of Ménerbes, the fortified hilltop village that inspired Peter Mayle to write his most successful novel One Year in Provence.

  • Truffle Hunting in Provence

    2. Truffle Hunting in Provence

    Go on a black truffle hunt on the gorgeous property of a Provençal truffle plantation in the Luberon, just 40 minutes from Aix en Provence TGV train station and 1 hour from Marseille Airport. Meet a real truffle hunter and learn how this elusive, edible “black gold” is cultivated and how the truffle dogs are trained. With the help of your guide, you will soon find some truffles to try. Learn about the art of growing truffle trees, training truffle dogs, and finding truffles. Then celebrate your find with a glass of champagne while your hosts teach you how to clean, store, and cook with truffles. Sample some truffle hors d'oeuvres and be sure to ask your hosts to taste the olive and truffle oil produced on the farm. Many delicious products are also available for you to take back home as a unique souvenir. Take a tour of the vineyards, olive tree plantation and bees hives, and fully imm...

    Very informative and lots of fun. And the truffles were delicious and the champagne flowed. One of the best things I did in Provence.

  • From Avignon: Half-Day Hilltop Villages of Luberon

    3. From Avignon: Half-Day Hilltop Villages of Luberon

    Visit the French regional national park of the Luberon and the typical Provençal villages perched atop cliffs that Peter Mayle described so well in his popular books about life in Provence. Your driver/guide is experienced and knowledgeable and will help ensure that this half-day tour is a memorable one! Wander along the narrow streets of Gordes, admire the ochre-red façades of Roussillon and stop to see the magnificent Abbey of Sénanque, surrounded with lavender fields in bloom during the summer (15 June to 15 August). On the tour you’ll make stops in Ménerbes and Lacoste to admire these typical Provençal villages as well.

    I had Nicolas all to myself, so evidently the couple hours spent with him were amazing . He knows his history, geography, as well as etymology, AND he was actually able to answer all of my questions! Highly recommendable!

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What people are saying about Luberon

Highly recommended! Thanks to this tour it was possible to visit places in Provence that are not accessible by public transport and this made the whole trip unique. The roads traveled offer wonderful landscapes and each village is characterized by unique characteristics that make it unique. Too bad for the short time (1h) spent in Roussillon: if you want to take a walk through the narrow streets of the center you can't walk the whole path of ocher, however the first 50m can give you some beautiful emotions so it's still worth it penalty.

I had Nicolas all to myself, so evidently the couple hours spent with him were amazing . He knows his history, geography, as well as etymology, AND he was actually able to answer all of my questions! Highly recommendable!

Excellent evening

Johann was entertaining and informative. A great way to learn more about truffles and agricultural life in Provence all while watching the dogs work.

Msr. Pepin is a wonderful host and I thoroughly enjoyed the truffle hu

Very informative and lots of fun. And the truffles were delicious and the champagne flowed. One of the best things I did in Provence.

Thank you for the great experience and for making the vegan (and very delicious) tasting possible! :-)