Village de Gordes

Like a local

Partake in Provençal joie de vivre in the hillside villages of the Luberon and the Alpilles. Take a spin in a vintage Citroën 2CV. Get dazzled by ochre’s fifty shades of orange. Wander the cobblestoned streets of Gordes. Local flavor and tradition can be found at every twist and turn.

Tour
Duration
5 days
Theme
Escapade
Visited places
Lourmarin
Roussillon
Gordes
Les Baux-de-Provence

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The “Most Beautiful Villages in France”

A jaunt in a vintage 2CV

The ochre hues of the Luberon

Step 1

Joie de Vivre

Lourmarin, one of France's “Most Beautiful Villages”

Among France’s “Most Beautiful Villages” Lourmarin is one of the loveliest. Stroll the charming streets of Lourmarin, including a stop in its sumptuous castle. Sample olive oil at the Bastide du Laval then lunch in a chic farmhouse at the Auberge la Fenière. Bunk at the 18th-century Domaine de Fontenille, whose vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see.

Village de Roussillon
Step 2

Red Rocks

The Luberon’s ochre landscape would make the Grand Canyon jealous.

Bursting in every shade of orange, visit an ochre factory and mix paint at the Ôkhra Conservatoire des Ocres. Marvel at Rousillon’s red-orange facades then take a hike on the Sentier des Ochres. Go below ground in Gargas at the Broux Mines, whose fun tour guides lead you through 15-meter-high tunnels. When night falls, treat yourself to a high-class experience at Coquillade Village. Here, you can sleep in the heart of wine country and savour a gastronomic meal that is infused with Provençal flavors.

Vue sur le Mont Ventoux depuis le sentier des Ocres
Step 3

Carved in Stone

Postcard-perfect Gordes and its Cisterican abbey, blessed with architectural splendor

Stroll the steep cobblestone streets of Gordes, whose stone buildings spectacularly clutch to the sides of cliffs. Explore the ancient stone huts in the Village des Bories. Meditate at the nearby 12th-century Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque. Finally, prolong your Provençal holiday at the Hotel Les Bories. This  luxury hotel houses a Michelin-starred restaurant, Les Bories, which boasts a breath-taking view of the entire valley, from the Luberon to the Alpilles.

Step 4

Road Trip

Buckle up in a vintage 2CV to explore Les-Baux-de-Provence

The ideal wheels for an unforgettable drive, the old-school 2CV convertible rolls at the relaxed speed of touring. Drive to Les-Baux-de-Provence, one of France’s most stunning historic sites. Be awed by Van Gogh and other notable artists’ paintings projected on 14-metre-high stone walls at the Carrières de Lumières. End your holiday on a high note with an unforgettable moment at  the Michelin-starred restaurant, Oustau de Baumanière, whose 3-star Provençal cooking class is led by chefs Glenn Viel and Michel Hulin.

Château des Baux-de-Provence
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