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  • Location:Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Luberon Villages Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence

Visit a medley of charming Provencal villages on this full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence! Traveling with an expert guide, you’ll discover the most scenic villages of the Luberon region, like Isle-sur-Sorque, Gordes, Bonnieux and Lourmarin. Visit an open-air market, a 12th-century abbey and more on this must-do tour!


  • Full-day tour of Provence’s Luberon region
  • Explore an open-air market in Isle-sur-Sorque and stroll along its scenic canals
  • Stop for photos outside Senanque Abbey in the hilltop village of Gordes
  • See Pont Julien, an arched Roman bridge, on the way to Bonnieux
  • Enjoy a photo stop at Lourmarin Castle and admire its Renaissance architecture

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What You Can Expect

Luberon Villages Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence

Visit an open-air market

Meet your guide in the center of Aix-en-Provence and head out by air-conditioned minibus to discover the charming Luberon area. Peppered with tiny cliff-top villages and windswept vineyards, the gorgeous area exemplifies rural France at its finest!

First stop is the picture-perfect village of Isle-sur-Sorque to spend some time at leisure exploring and soaking up its charm. Visit its open-air market and browse its collection of antiques shops that flank its network of canals – known as Venice of Comtat Venaissin.

Continue to the nearby hilltop village of Gordes, and during the lavender blooming months (mid June to mid July) stop for photos at Senanque Abbey – a pretty 12th century abbey surrounded by lavender fields. Enjoy some free time for lunch in the village and then continue to the colorful village of Roussillon – known for its rich ochre pigments that are found in its cay soil. Explore the town at your own pace, and admire its distinctive orange-hued cliffs.

Travel to the neighboring village of Bonnieux, stopping on the way at Pont Julien – a Roman stone arch bridge that was built from limestone rocks from the nearby Luberon mountains. Visit a 12th-century church in Bonnieux, and relax in the shade of its century-old cedar trees. Follow the scenic river valley of Combe of Lourmarin from Bonnieux.

Last stop of the day is in Lourmarin – often considered the quaintest of Luberon’s villages with its narrow streets lined with Mediterranean architecture. Marvel at the Renaissance architecture of the popular Lourmarin Castle on a short photo stop in the pretty village and hear from your guide how it was the first Renaissance castle to be built in Provence.

You tour finishes in the late afternoon back at the start point in Aix-en-Provence.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fabulous!! Very interesting visiting all these lovely little French villages.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Wonderful! The tour guide is passion and knowledgeable. The whole trip was very well managed and we have a very relax trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Renauld was an amazing tour guide who made history come alive for us. The villages each had its own character as explained by Renauld. We would never have been able to learn so much about the Luberons and Provence in general if not for this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a fabulous day this is! Shopping at the market in Loumarin. Lunch and time to yourself in Rousillon. Photo op on the way to Gordes and time in the village there. Brief stop in Isle sur le Sorgue - almost too brief to make it worthwhile. I am thrilled to have seen these places although the time in each place was completely on your own. All in all, a fabulous day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Beautiful medival village

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Guide was experienced, friendly, very accommodating and patient. We felt very comfortable with her. The tour was also very rewarding. I highly recommend you do this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The trip hit all the Luberon sights that I was hoping to see including the lavender fields. nice trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

a remarkable amazing tour that took me through a stunning views of the old villages of Luberon. I would like to give a special thanks to our tour guide who was very lovely, informative and surprising. Being myslef the first participant from Egypt as told by the guide I am sure I will not be the last after this remarkable journy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A great day out with a small group. All the villages had their own uniqueness, I doubt if I could have found them all in the 'day' timeframe. Glad I did the full day tour. Excellent driver.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great guide, great trip. I wish we could have visited the abbey at Senanque.

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