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  • Marseille: Provencal Markets & Villages in Luberon

    1. Marseille: Provencal Markets & Villages in Luberon

    Tour the enchanting hill-top villages and colorful landscapes of the Luberon region of southern France on a full-day tour from Marseille, driving through Lourmarin. Stop to stroll through one of the weekly markets, depending on the day of your tour. Experience the aromas and flavors of traditional Provençal produce at Gordes on Tuesday, Roussillon on Thursday, Lourmarin on Friday, Apt on Saturday and L'Isle sur Sorgue on Sunday. On Tuesday, stroll in the market of this dry-stone built village of Gordes. On other days make a panoramic photo stop only. From mid-June to mid-July, take photo stop at Sénanque Abbey for its lavender fields in bloom. Also, discover the village of Roussillon and its colorful houses (market on Thursday).  Enjoy free time in Lourmarin (market on Friday), famous for its Renaissance castle. On Saturday only, discover the market of Apt (replaces the stop in L'Isle...

    We missed a reservation at Chez Fonfon because we got back at 7.30 the time of our reservation. The tour started at 8 and I was told it would be 9 and a half hours. We should have got back at 5.30. Don’t know why the guide Virginie spent so long in certain villages eg 2 hours in Gordes. Not long enough in some towns with more to see and do and too long in villages where little to do. Went to Marseille to eat Bouillabaisse and missed that experience because of bad timing. Also the guide should not ask for a tip that should be at the discretion of clients. Loved seeing all the villages but if the guide had stuck to the timetable we would have been able to eat Bouillabaisse. We hit the traffic jam coming back because she left too late. Disappointed in all and very tired at the end of the day.

  • From Marseille: Lavender Tour to Sault, Roussillon & Gordes

    2. From Marseille: Lavender Tour to Sault, Roussillon & Gordes

    Drive to Pays de Sault with its wide lavender fields in bloom. Stop in Sault, the capital of lavender and enjoy many photo stops in the lavender fields in bloom and visit a lavender producer. You will have free time in the charming village of Sault for lunch on your own, and if you are visiting on a Wednesday, you're in luck as it is market day. In the the afternoon, discover two of the most beautiful villages in France. Roussillon is built at the top of an ochre cliff, and provides visitors with a beautiful understanding of the harmonious combination of man and nature, and of ochre and stone with all its ochre-washed façades. Gordes is a village erected on the top of a cliff, its fortified castle and church dominate the typical houses of the village which were built with stones from the rock on which they sit. Head back to Marseille in the late afternoon.

    Great tour to see the lavender fields. Make sure you are prepared to walk and deal with the heat if you go in the summer.

  • From Marseille Cruise Port: Group Luberon Villages Excursion

    3. From Marseille Cruise Port: Group Luberon Villages Excursion

    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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What people are saying about Luberon

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 56 reviews

The Tour was absolutely great, even better than expected. We had a lot of fun that day, saw beautiful lavender fields and 3 lovely small villages in the provence. Guillaume was the perfect guide, he gave us a great historical overview, made the time we spent in the bus a fun time and was very ambitious to satisfy all the needs of the group individuals. Would definitely recommend it! I would even do it again.

Charming, pastoral Provence. You get a complete picture of a sweet, unhurried and such diverse life away from the city bustle. The market surprises with its variety and very attractive prices.

Wonderful activity

Visited a market and the villages. All were well worth and we’ll planned. Our guide was also wonderful! Definitely a must do!

Great tour to see the lavender fields. Make sure you are prepared to walk and deal with the heat if you go in the summer.

A day full with charming places and with great food.