The Luberon in the Provence

Some ideas for your holidays …

Tourist offices

Office de tourisme du pays d’Apt APT – avenue Philippe de Girard Tel : 04 90 74 03 18 web :     Guide Vaucluse Provence ROUSSILLON – place de la poste Tel : 04 90 05 60 25 web  : BONNIEUX – 7 place Carnot Tel : 04 90 75 91 90 CERESTE – place de la République Tel : 04 92 79 09 84 LACOSTE – La Cure – place de l’église Tel : 04 90 06 11 36 MENERBES – Avenue Marcellin Poncet Tel : 04 90 72 21 80 SAINT SATURNIN LES APT – Avenue Jean Geoffroy Tel : 04 90 05 85 10

The ocher quarries

The major attraction in the region are the former ocher mining sites: Le Colorado Provençal, the village of Roussillon-en-Provence and the Mines de Bruoux.

villages and landscapes

A somewhat jumbled selection, for the pleasure of the eyes! The Apt market Every Saturday. A market classified among the most beautiful in France … Apt, the capital of candied fruits The cedar forest near Bonnieux Roussillon-en-Provence Nestled on a red rock, this small village is worth the detour. You can also take the Ocher trail, a short walk through a magical landscape … Saignon Small village 5 km from Apt, simple and pretty, “in its own”, not overdone! You can climb on a rock in a hillock above the village, a magnificent point of view! Bonnieux Viens Banon Banon is known for its excellent goat cheese and Bleuet, the largest bookshop in Europe, open 7 days a week. Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt Ménerbes Oppède les Vieux Le Fort de Buoux Gordes Lourmarin Cucuron


The period between flowering and harvest is from mid-June to the end of July Sault The Plateau d’Albion The Plateau des Claparèdes The Plateau de Valensole  

The Regional Natural Park of the Luberon by bike

The electric bike is a great way to explore the Luberon. The Véloroute du Calavon a comfortible bike-way which passes next to the house gives you access to several circuits which are designed for you. There are several rental companies on site and you will find the model of bike that suits you. Here is the excellent brochure of the Luberon Regional Natural Park


Enjoy the sumptuous landscapes and do yourself good with a few hikes in the Luberon! The propositions of the tourist office

Practice climbing in the Luberon

The limestone cliffs of the Luberon offer high quality, variety, and a wide range of difficulties in a mild climate that allows a practice throughout the year. The best spots for climbing Buoux A mythical rock area with more than 300 routes, 8 km south of Apt    Bosque und Pont Julien 3 km and 7km west of Apt   Fétide Beach Le Rocher des Abeilles Oppède le Vieux Le petit cèdre specially for kids


swimming pools, water bodies and water of the region sports If you want to swim outside the summer period, the pool of the Cité scolaire is for you, but also accessible bodies of water throughout the year. During the summer season you have the choice! Municipal pools in Apt The town of Apt offers two swimming pools: the swimming pool of the Cité scolaire for the practice of aquatic activities (swimming, triathlon, freestyle club, aquagym…) during the school period, the municipal outdoor pool open to the public from mid-June to late August (300 m from the House) Splashworld Water park 50 km (50 min by car) Water sports: canoeing, sailing, fishing All about the places and activities in provence

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