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  • Location:Marseille, France
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Perched Villages of the Luberon Day Trip from Marseille

Discover Provençal village life on this full-day tour of the mountainous Luberon region from Marseille. Wind through the Combe of Lourmarin – Luberon’s massive river valley – to visit the medieval villages of l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Lourmarin and Gorges. Browse lavender shops and open-air markets in Bonnieux and Roussillon, visit the centuries-old Sénanque Abbey and tour the Lavender Museum in Coustellet. Purchase some lavender-rich oils and cosmetics to take home! 


  • 9-hour tour through the villages of the Luberon from Marseille
  • Explore the rolling lavender fields and charming villages of the Luberon with your guide
  • Take the picturesque Combe of Lourmarin route through the foothills of the Luberon mountains
  • Enjoy free time to explore the village of l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue at your leisure
  • Visit the 12th-century Sénanque Abbey and admire the Pont Julien, a Roman bridge
  • Wander round open-air markets in Bonnieux and Roussillon, and browse locally produced lavender oils at the Lavender Museum’s shop
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from the port in Marseille

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This 9-hour tour takes you deep into rural Provence, where life ticks by at an altogether slower pace. During your day, spend time in the delightful village of Gorges — widely considered the prettiest village in France!

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What You Can Expect

Perched Villages of the Luberon Day Trip from Marseille

Take this tour in the summer and stop for photos at Senanque Abbey

Your 9-hour tour of the beautiful Luberon region begins in the morning at Marseille’s Old Port. There, you’ll meet your guide and embark on the northbound journey to the Luberon region. An area comprised of rolling hills, hilltop drystone villages and endless fields of lavender, the Luberon is one of France’s great treasures. 

Stop first in l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to stroll the riverside and browse local antique shops, art galleries, boutiques and cafés, followed by a visit to Gordes, widely considered one of France’s most beautiful villages. Tumbling down the hillside, the white stone town of Gordes offers spectacular views of the Luberon plain. 

Next, head to Bonnieux, a lovely village known for its medieval Roman-Gothic Vielle Église (Old Church) and its surrounding patchwork of vineyards and orchards. From here, you’ll follow the Combe of Lourmarin, a verdant river valley that splits the Luberon mountain range. Stop in the picturesque town of Lourmarin to have some lunch (own expense) and view the town’s Renaissance castle, dubbed the Villa Medicis de Provence.  

After lunch, head to the medieval Senanque Abbey founded by Cistercian monks –  situated in the amidst a sea of lavender – for photos (stop only included from June 15 to July 15). Then you’re on to the Lavender Museum in Coustellet (closed in January). Here, learn more about lavender cultivation in Provence and discover the many versatile products created from the iconic Provençal flowers – and purchase some fragrant oils and cosmetics products to take home!

Your final stop is the red-hued town of Roussillon for an unforgettable look at the region’s famous ochre cliffs, painted in swathes of red and yellow. Grab any last souvenirs before heading back to Marseille. Your coach returns to the departure point at Marseille’s Old Port in the evening.

Please note: As the markets only take place in the morning, the order of sites and villages visited may change. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A very enjoyable tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great day trip! The markets at Isle sur la Sorgue were amazing and I only wish I didn't have a limit on what I can take with me on my flight back home. Gordes, the Abbey, and Roussillon were also amazing, and it was great to have someone who knows the area to take us to these places and give us a little background/orientation before we got to wander around on our own. Cedric, our guide, was very friendly, knowledgable and enthusiastic about the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

What a great trip...very informative guide..right amount of time at each village..lovely scenery.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The tour met all my expectations and your descriptions of what we were to see as far as driving thru and stopping to view and poke around were spot on. Many times what you read and think you are going to see and experience are 2 different things which result in disappointment. I was happy that this was not the case.

The guide was lovely and was always prompt and explicit about where we were to meet up. She knew the area well and gave us a lot of background information. The car was immaculate. I would book again with Viator. Thank you for a lovely day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

this tour was amazing. I saw everything I wanted. The guide was wonderful, she knows all the places very well and she loves her job too much. I highly recommended this tour. I enjoyed every minute.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

With the Luberon day tour we had such a great time with the tour guide, besides, the other people had cancelled and it was just my wife and me. The agency was Agencia Provence Tours the tour guide was Granier Laurent better known as Paco as a matter of fct i wrote the agency giving Paco a very good commendation he really-really deserved it. He was funny, extremely serviceable, very knowledgable, polite and he went above and beyond for us to have a good time. The villages visited all four in total were a paradise each one in its own way. The scenery out of this world and the knowledge we received that day was excellent. Overall it was an excellent day. Again Viator knows how to pick it's agencies.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Reno was a gracious and knowledgable guide. Beautiful villages, each unique, with lots of free time for wandering and sampling regional food and wine and historic locales. Friendly fellow travelers in our small (5) group.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Virginia was utterly fabulous. She is so vivacious and and fun to be with. The villages were just beautiful - a lovely look at an interesting part of Provence.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

This was the highlight of my trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

My girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip. And our host (Emelie?) was outstanding - very friendly and so knowledgeable.

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