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Perched Villages of the Luberon Day Trip from Marseille

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Marseille, France

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icon11 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover Provençal village life on this full-day tour of the mountainous Luberon region from Marseille. Wind through the Combe of Lourmarin – Luberon’s massive river valley – to visit the medieval villages of l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Lourmarin and Gorges. Browse lavender shops and open-air markets in Roussillon, visit the centuries-old Sénanque Abbey and enjoy free time in the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse 
  • 9-hour tour through the villages of the Luberon from Marseille
  • Explore the rolling lavender fields and charming villages of the Luberon with your guide
  • Take the picturesque Combe of Lourmarin route through the foothills of the Luberon mountains
  • Enjoy free time to explore the village of l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue at your leisure
  • Visit the 12th-century Sénanque Abbey and admire the Pont Julien, a Roman bridge
  • Wander round open-air markets in Bonnieux and Roussillon, and browse locally produced lavender oils at the Lavender Museum’s shop
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from the port in Marseille

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tours visits six of the Luberon’s most beautiful villages in one day.
Your 9-hour tour begins in the morning at Marseille’s Old Port. There, you’ll meet your guide and embark on the northbound journey to the beautiful Luberon region, an area composed of rolling hills, hilltop drystone villages and endless fields of lavender. 

Stop first in l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to stroll the riverside and browse local antique shops, art galleries, boutiques and cafés, followed by Gordes, widely considered one of France’s most beautiful villages. Tumbling down the hillside, the white stone town of Gordes offers spectacular views of the Luberon plain. 

Next, head to Bonnieux, a lovely village known for its medieval Roman-Gothic Vielle Église (Old Church) and its surrounding patchwork of vineyards and orchards. From here, you’ll follow the Combe of Lourmarin, a verdant river valley that splits the Luberon mountain range. Stop in the picturesque town of Lourmarin to have some lunch (own expense) and view the town’s Renaissance castle, dubbed the Villa Medicis de Provence.  

After lunch, head to the medieval Senanque Abbey –  situated amidst a sea of lavender – for photos (stop only included from June 15 to July 15). Then enjoy some free time in the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Your final stop is Roussillon for an unforgettable look at the region’s famous ochre cliffs, painted in swathes of red and yellow. Grab any last souvenirs before heading back to Marseille. Your coach returns to the departure point at Marseille’s Old Port in the evening.

Please note: As the markets only take place in the morning, the itinerary order may change.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Gordes
Photo stop. Stop in the village on Tuesday for market day
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Photo stop from mid-June to mid-July
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Roussillon
Free time in the village to discover the red ochre. Market day on Thursday
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lourmarin
Free time in the village. Market day on Friday
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Apt
From April 1st 2020. Stop only on saturday for market day
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Stop on Sunday for market day
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fontaine de Vaucluse
Free time in the village.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Perched Villages of the Luberon Day Trip from Marseille?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Our Luberon Trip
Pio_A
, Jun 2020
My wife and I enjoyed the scenery. It was a nice one hour trip. Our tour guide, Gayle, made our trip worthwhile.
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A day on the beauty of Luberon villages
olimpiaionescu
, Oct 2019
We spend time in five villages, every one with its specific beautiful Provence charm ! Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and so easy going.
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Beautiful Villages
Bernmark23
, Aug 2019
Our driver was excellent transport excellent villages excellent. Enjoyed our day trip and the commentary given by our driver the villages are amazing if we didn’t live and love Australia that’s where we would be. Thanks again for a beautiful day.
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Best Day in Provence
Linda S
, Jun 2019
Our day trip to five villages in the Luberon region of Provence was the highlight of our week in Provence. Our guide Nelly B. gave us a wonderful taste of each village; she was knowledgeable, giving us an overview of each village and what it offered before we arrived. The countryside was beautiful and the villages were amazing. We hit market day at one and that was such an experience! Thought this trip was a great value and would do it again!!
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Fabulous day trip!
Linda S
, Jun 2019
Our day trip to five villages in the Luberon Mountain region of Provence was one of the best days I've ever spent in Europe. Our guide Nelly was knowledgeable and was anxious to make sure we had a marvelous experience. She went out of her way to give us an amazing trip, taking us to a field she knew had poppies still in bloom once she discovered that was of special interest to us. We saw five villages that were each different in character, and she gave us interesting background and tips for each. We could not have seen this much of a beautiful region on our own; we thought the trip was a really good travel value.
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Excellent day trip to Luberon
InHeartLand
, Mar 2019
Ben was a great guide to our Luberon day trip in the third week of March. He picked us up at 8 am and off we drove to the natural park which is about an hour from Marseille. He took initiative and turned to extremely scenic country roads along the way wherever and whenever possible. Although the trees were not in full blossom, the weather was excellent. Along the way, Ben not only provided information on the history of the area, but also gave us information on the geography, including the terroir for the different kinds of wine produced, and many other things such as the difference between lavender and lavandine. The trip consisted of visits to Lourmarin (45 min, where we had our morning coffee), Roussillon (1 hr, where there was a small market and you could also take a short hike to the Ochre trails), Gordes (1 hr 15, where we had lunch), Fountaine-de-Vaucluse (1 hr, where you could take a walk along the source of the spring), L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (1 hr 10 min, where you could also see the only church in France with Liberty, Equality, Fraternity written on its facade). It was about 5:10 pm when we were back in Marseille. Highly recommended tour and guide.
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Beautiful, comprehensive tour which...
Amanda D
, Jan 2018
Beautiful, comprehensive tour which allowed plenty of time at each location. A must do if you are in Marseille.
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Amazing trip and a beautiful day...
Heather M
, Sep 2017
Amazing trip and a beautiful day through the small villages. Our guide stopped to see some of the lavender fields at our expressed interest. Our guide was also very attentive, kind, and informative. Great day trip... small shops, quaint villages, antiques and flea market, beautiful views.
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This was a tour that was well worth...
Jo D
, Jul 2017
This was a tour that was well worth the money, Guide Benjamin was fun, informative, and flexible. Lavender had been harvested the day before our trip ,but he went out of his way to find one for us and to take our pictures. Number of villages and timimimg at stops was very good. Just a perfect day!
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This was the absolute most beautiful...
Amanda U
, May 2017
This was the absolute most beautiful day. I traveled to France for my 30th birthday alone and this was the tour I chose for my actual birthday. I have never experienced such beautiful sights, and we saw a quaint street market where I made several purchases for myself and for souvenirs. I recommend this tour to everyone who considers France!

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