top of page

The villages of the Luberon

Le village de Gordes

Between vineyards, forest and lavender, the villages of the Sud Luberon never cease to surprise and charm with their mark of time, with their impressive castles and ramparts, vestiges of a bygone era but of an Art de vivre handed down from generation to generation.


To experience and immerse yourself in the rhythm, scents and products of Provence, lose yourself in the winding streets of Gordes, Oppède-le-Vieux, Bonnieux, Lacoste or Ménerbes. Villages that have retained their authenticity.


Ansouis: In addition to the château and the church of Saint Martin, Ansouis boasts a rich cultural heritage, as evidenced by the remarkably well-preserved facades of the houses and the typical alleyways, which have remained virtually unchanged for hundreds of years.


Bonnieux: The Mecca of northern Luberon, some call it the Mont St Michel of Provence. Don't forget the magnificent Cedar Forest.


Fontaine de Vaucluse: Europe's largest resurgence, the remains of the Château des Évêques de Cavaillon, the Church of Saint-Véran-Sainte-Marie and its paper museum.


Gordes: Classed as one of France's most beautiful villages, you can visit the château and wash-house, the cellar of the Palais de St Firmin and admire the view from the Belvedere.


Goult: You'll be amazed by the castle, the remains of ancient ramparts, narrow streets, vaulted passageways and the old mill.


Isle sur la Sorgue: Nicknamed the "Venice of Provence", the town's rich history will lead you to discover its paddlewheels and the collegiate church of Notre Dame des Anges. Its museums and 300 antique dealers are sure to surprise you.


Joucas : Come and explore the streets of this hilltop village steeped in history. Take shelter from the sun for a few moments in the church of Saint Jean-Baptiste, where you can admire some dazzling trompe-l'œil.


Lacoste: Overlooking the village, the castle proudly sets its ruins against the blue Luberon sky. It was once the home of the Marquis de Sade.


Lauris: Leaning against the foothills of the Luberon, it overlooks the surrounding region.


Lourmarin: Its profile, perched on a small hill, is punctuated by three bell towers (the belfry, the church and the temple) and a multitude of little streets that wind around the heart of the village. Let yourself be guided to its castle.


Ménerbes: Medieval and Renaissance houses. The belfry. St Hilaire Abbey. 14th-century church. 18th-century Sainte-Blaise chapel.


Mérindol: Nestled on a mountainside, Mérindol is a picturesque village surrounded by garrigue and olive groves.


Oppède le Vieux: A timeless village dominated by its castle and collegiate church, taking you right back to the Middle Ages. The Jardins de Sainte-Cécile, home to 80 species of Luberon trees, shrubs and plants. Notre-Dame d'Alidon church and castle ruins.


Roussillon: Perched on its hillside, this little village, known to all, offers visitors the ochre walls so typical of the region. - sentier des ocres.


Rustrel: dominated by its castle and set against the "Grande Montagne" at an altitude of 1,000 meters, reveals the colorful Colorado Provençal to the south.


Saignon: visit on foot through its narrow streets to discover the fountain with its basin and ancient doors.

bottom of page