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Tourism and travel guide

The village of Rustrel offers you a return to your roots in the Vaucluse. You will appreciate the authenticity and charm of this typical Luberon village.

The village of Rustrel opens its doors to you for a quiet getaway or a longer stay.

Numerous nature activities await you nearby. You can walk along the hiking trails of this preserved area of the Luberon. in the Vaucluse, there is no lack of nature activities. For example, you can opt for a horse riding session, or try your hand at rock climbing.

Like many other villages in the Vaucluse, Rustrel offers a generous land, which makes the happiness of tourists. You can visit the local producers and taste their specialties directly at the farm. You can also discover the local cuisine by visiting the various markets in the area. A market is held on Wednesday afternoons in summer in Rustrel.

The region’s heritage offers the promise of great ideas for visits and discoveries. In one village, a fully restored wash house. There, an old castle of the Middle Ages with its dungeon.

Are you looking for accommodation in the Vaucluse? You wish to stay during your stay in the heart of the Vaucluse? Discover a selection of accommodations. You can organize your stay by getting in touch with the Tourist Office of Rustrel (Pays d’Apt Luberon).

Discovering the Luberon

Between the Vaucluse and the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the Luberon Regional Natural Park offers a great diversity of landscapes, between the Montagne de Lure, the Pays d’Apt and Forcalquier, the Calavon valley, the Vaucluse mountains, the Durance valley… Walking in the Park, you can observe a little less than 300 different species of vertebrates. Ornithology enthusiasts can notably see rare birds of prey such as the Egyptian vulture, or small birds of prey. The Luberon can also be explored by bike.

From Rustrel, you can take the roads and paths of the Regional Natural Park, to meet the people of a famous territory. The Luberon is also known for its picturesque hilltop villages, some of which are located near Rustrel.

Read more: Luberon Regional Natural Park

The museums of Vaucluse

During your stay, you will find many ideas for cultural activities.

You absolutely must visit the Provençal Colorado of Rustrel, a tourist site located on former ochre mines.

The neighbouring villages have several museums:

  • The Musée d’Apt presents the economic history of the Luberon region.
  • The Fondation Blachère, now in Bonnieux, is devoted to African art.
  • The lavender museum in Cabrières-d’Avignon reveals the secrets of this essential plant of Provence.

Visiting Rustrel: practical information

The village of Rustrel lies to the north-east of Apt, in the Luberon.
Would you like to prepare your visit or your stay? Contact the Pays d’Apt Luberon Tourist Office: