The Luberon

From hotels in Aix en Provence

The Luberon and its perched villages

Just 50 km from the hotels in Aix en Provence, the Luberon is an unmissable destination. This region of Provence, halfway between the Alps and the Mediterranean, has an exceptional character. The mildness of the climate and the transparency of the air exalt the astonishing contrasts of a rich and multiple nature: blue streaks of lavender, green forests with subtle nuances, flamboyant ochre cliffs, austere whiteness of limestone hills.

Bories and dry stone walls, imposing bastides, perched villages with castles and churches... the Luberon offers an incredible range of discoveries in the heart of Provence.

Not to be missed during your stay in one of the hotels in Aix en Provence: Lourmarin, labelled "Most Beautiful Villages in France", in a landscape of vineyards and olive trees, the perched villages of Bonnieux, Gordes, Lacoste, Ménerbes, Roussillon, the Provençal Colorado of Rustrel (the most spectacular of the ochre sites)...

The Luberon is also a magnificent regional nature park with a multitude of natural environments and reserves of exceptional biodiversity: 1,800 species of plants (35% of the French flora), 70 of which are statutorily protected, 135 species of birds (50%), 2,300 species of butterflies (40%).

Gordes, Provence, France, Spring, Valley of Luberon.  One of the most beautiful villages in France