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Fontaine de Vaucluse and Villages of Luberon

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: Daily except Sunday
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

  • Duration

    Varies

  • Start time

    01 Apr - 31 Oct: 9:00am
    01 Nov - 31 Mar: 8:30am

  • Meeting Point
    Make your way outside the Avignon Tourist Office 41 Cours Jean Jaurès 84000 Avignon
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Key Highlights

  • Travel through the Luberon region to see some of France’s most scenic villages
  • The tour is led by a local expert guide

Overview

Explore the Luberon region of Provence. This stunning region is known for its countryside and picturesque hilltop villages and has inspired countless writers and painters.

You will visit Roussillon, widely considered to be one of the most beautiful villages in France and Gordes, one of the most well-known hilltop villages in the region. Stroll around and you will see houses of white stone and labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets.

During summer you will also get a chance to visit a local market to get a real taste for the Provence way of life.

You will also pay a visit to Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Itinerary

Make your way to the designated meeting point. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you will be taken on a tour of the villages of Luberon.

Drive through the Luberon regional park, known for its beautiful countryside and picturesque hilltop villages Menerbes, where British writer Peter Mayle wrote ‘A Year in Provence’. Further on, proceed to Roussillon, one of the most beautiful villages in France. Visit the village of Gordes, one of the most well-known hilltop villages in the region. Stroll around and you will see houses of white stone and labyrinth of narrow cobblestone streets. After exploring Gordes, you have free time for lunch (cost not included). 

Then drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse, walk up to the cave from which the River Sorgues emerges. You will be in awe of this.

Tour ends at the starting point.

Inclusions

  • Transportation in air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the Fontaine de Vaucluse

Exclusions

  • Lunch

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

This tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to operate. There is a possibility that this tour may be cancelled after confirmation if minimum numbers are not met. Should this be necessary you will be offered an alternate departure date or a full refund.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Patricia A. Clark
    Nice Tour

    The lavendar museum was interesting, Gordes and Roussilon were beautiful and there was time for shopping! It was fun talking to the other tourists on the tour and hearing about...

    United States 09/19/2016
  • Carolina Zamorano
    Best time in France

    I was dreaming about lavender fields in my way to France. Finally, I got to see those beautiful plants and I really enjoyed the trip, although it was not the time for the fine...

    Colombia 06/28/2016
  • Shlomo Antika
    Nice experience

    The villages and countryside are beautiful. Our guide/driver Carol was excellent....

    United States 05/10/2014

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