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Ophorus Tours - A Day Trip from Aix en Provence to the Luberon Villages

Aix-en-Provence

A Day Trip from Aix en Provence to the Luberon Villages

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Enjoy a small group shared full-day trip from Aix en Provence & visit the most beautiful villages of the Luberon region. Visit the Provence region, admire beautiful landscapes. Reach the Luberon and discover Gordes, Roussillon & Lourmarin.

Highlights

  • Discover the beautiful region of the Luberon
  • Visit beautiful villages such as Gordes or Roussillon
  • English speaking guide, expert of Provence
  • Travel in Premium, A/C vehicle
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Program & Itinerary

Embark on an unforgettable small group shared full-day tour led by our expert English-speaking local guides. Immerse yourself in the rich history and captivating beauty of the Provence region. Begin your journey by meeting your guide in front of the Aix en Provence tourist office. Familiarize yourself with the day's itinerary and program before boarding our comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle.Your ...

Discover the Enchanting Hilltop Villages of Provence

Embark on an unforgettable small group shared full-day tour led by our expert English-speaking local guides. Immerse yourself in the rich history and captivating beauty of the Provence region. Begin your journey by meeting your guide in front of the Aix en Provence tourist office. Familiarize yourself with the day's itinerary and program before boarding our comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle.

Explore the Picturesque Village of Gordes

Your first destination is the charming village of Gordes, renowned as one of the most stunning villages in France. Nestled against the backdrop of the Luberon mountain range, Gordes captivates visitors with its narrow, cobblestone streets known as calades, inviting you to wander and get lost in its timeless beauty. For a truly magical experience, we recommend visiting in the spring or autumn when the village is less crowded.

Admire the Serenity of Senanque Abbey

After exploring Gordes, we'll take you to the serene surroundings of Senanque to behold the awe-inspiring Cistercian abbey of Senanque. Capture unforgettable photos during a brief stop at this magnificent abbey, which is particularly renowned for its breathtaking lavender fields in full bloom during July. The abbey continues to be home to a community of Cistercian monks who faithfully follow the rule of Saint Benedict. You'll have the opportunity to learn about their way of life, witness the cultivation of lavender and olive trees, and explore the monastic shop.

Indulge in a Leisurely Lunch (at own expense)

Following the abbey visit, it's time to savor a delightful lunch in a local village. Feel free to consult your guide for excellent dining recommendations, ensuring a satisfying culinary experience.

Arrive in the village of Roussillon

Continue your Aix en Provence tour with visits to some of the most enchanting villages in the Luberon region, including Lourmarin and Roussillon. Roussillon is a captivating hilltop village perched above the Provencal Colorado rock formation. During your visit, take advantage of personal exploration time, strolling through the village. 

Lourmarin's Timeless Charm

Lourmarin exudes a unique charm and character. As you meander through its winding streets, you'll encounter architectural marvels representing various periods, from Renaissance to Baroque, and Classicism to the 19th century. These hidden treasures showcase the exceptional craftsmanship often overlooked by the general public. Surrounded by olive and almond trees, Lourmarin has long inspired artists and writers, including Henri Bosco and Albert Camus. Take your time to explore the village, perhaps visiting the ancient castle that served as the inspiration for Peter Mayle's renowned novel, "A Year in Provence."

As the day draws to a close, we'll begin our return journey to Aix en Provence, leaving you with cherished memories of the captivating hilltop villages and the undeniable allure of Provence. Book now to secure your place on this remarkable tour.

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  • 09:00 am

    Pick up at Aix en Provence Tourism office

  • 10:00 am

    Reach the village of Gordes

  • 11:30 am

    Admire Senanque Abbey

  • 12:15 pm

    Free time for lunch (at own expense)

  • 02:00 pm

    Visit the village of Roussillon

  • 03:00 pm

    Visit Lourmarin village

  • 05:00 pm

    Drop off at Aix en Provence tourism office

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Ophorus Tours - A Day Trip from Aix en Provence to the Luberon Villages
Ophorus Tours - A Day Trip from Aix en Provence to the Luberon Villages
Ophorus Tours - A Day Trip from Aix en Provence to the Luberon Villages
Ophorus Tours - A Day Trip from Aix en Provence to the Luberon Villages
Ophorus Tours - A Day Trip from Aix en Provence to the Luberon Villages

Know before you book

Please note that in regards to the protection of the environment, we will no longer provide plastic bottles of water during our tours. You are kindly advised to bring your own.
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  • Day Trip from Aix en Provence available from April to end of October
  • Luberon villages day trip from Aix en Provence
  • Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
  • In case minimum numbers are not reached we will offer to reschedule or refund your tour
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on the tour
  • Children aged 4 - 12 years get reduced price 
  • Tour is operated in English
  • Small group Provence tour, maximum 8 persons
  • Tour involves some walking, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per person
  • Currency is in Euros

Meeting point

300 avenue Giuseppe Verdi 13100 Aix en Provence

Departure

We will pick you up inside the Aix en Provence Tourism Office - there is a dedicated meeting point for all the departing day trips. Please be ready 10 minutes before tour departure time.

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Reviews

5.0/5 (5 reviews)
  • Bruce Stacy

    28, Sep 2022

    We went on this Luberon Villages Olive Oil tour on Sept 28. Beautiful day but windy. Thomas was an excellent and knowledgeable guide and made it interesting....
  • CarolynF35

    25, Sep 2022

    This tour is delightful. We visited two little villages in the Luberon, enjoyed beautiful countrysides and learned so much while tasting incredible olive...
  • Daniel Mastomonaco

    05, Sep 2022

    6 months ago
    Fantastic day with a superb tour guide named Thomas. Learned many things about the area and saw some spectacular scenery
  • Michael_G

    26, Aug 2022

    The guide was wonderful and very knowledgeable and beautifully presented. The trip was as we expected, great and informative. The van was modern and very...
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Included / excluded

Included

  • Visit of Gordes village & admire Senanque Abbey
  • Visit Lourmarin village
  • Visit Roussillon village
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Travel in premium A/C vehicle

Excluded

  • Entrance fees unless mentioned
  • Sentier des Ocres entrance fees
  • Personal insurance & expenses
  • Meals & drinks
  • Gratuities for the guide
  • Entrance fees to the Ochre Trail
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