Perched Villages of the Luberon Day Trip from Marseille
Discover an open-air market each day in a different village : in Gordes on Tuesdays, in Roussillon on Thursdays , in Lourmarin on Fridays and in L'Isle sur la Sorgue on Sundays. As the markets take place in the morning only, the order of the visited sites will change accordingly.
Drive along countryside roads at the foot of Luberon, and arrival in Isle-sur-Sorgue. Free time to discover the antiques shops along the canals of the « Venice of Comtat Venaissin ».
Go at the source of the Sorgue river visiting Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. Walk up to the cave where this impressive river emerges.
Wander in the exceptional hilltop village of Gordes which ranks among the most beautiful villages in France. A photo stop at Senanque abbey will be included between mid-June and mid-July only, during the lavender blooming season, to take pictures of the lavender fields.
Continuation toward the colourful village of Roussillon and its ochre cliffs.
Way back through the hilltop village of Bonnieux and the picturesque and winding Combe of Lourmarin. Free time in the charming village of Lourmarin, famous for its Renaissance castle.
Free time for lunch (not included) on your own during the tour.
Please note: As the markets only take place in the morning, the order of sites and villages visited may change.
- Professional guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- Food and drink, unless specified
- Entrance fees to monuments and museums
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking.
- End of the tour may be delayed from 45 mn to 1 hour due to the road traffic in Marseille.
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.
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.
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.
A very enjoyable tour overall visiting a number of hilltop villages, very picturesque and beautiful views. It was a small group tour, 6 people plus the guide, who was very knowledgeable, approachable and spoke excellent English. We had sufficient time in each location, except perhaps where we had lunch as there was really only enough time to have lunch, another half hour on the lunch stop would have been good. Pick up was on time. Only thing I would say is I thought it was a little expensive for what it was, but if you're happy with the price I would certainly recommend it.
Our guide arrived punctually at the pick-up point. She explained where we going and what we would see at Isle-sur-la Sorgue, the Lavender Museum, Gordes, Roussillon and Lourmarin. Her English was good and she would answer any question posed during the day. At every location she would drop us off, allowing us time to explore at our own pace, and then she would pick us up at a pre-arranged time. We had started early, 8am on a Sunday, to visit the market at Sorgue. Both the antique and produce markets were interesting as well as the many water wheels on the water channels running through the town. Our tip is to amble through the antique and bric-a-brac markets and then go to the Tourist Office where you can get a free local map which shows a scenic walking tour of the town. We only discovered this by chance and managed only part of the route. Gordes is a small picturesque village perched on a cliff. We stopped just outside at a viewpoint to take pictures. Our tip is to buy a take away sandwich from the shop at the entrance to the village you can eat it at the tables outside the shop. The ochre quarry at Rousillon is spectacular, which our guide recommended, and you will have just enough time to do the short Ochre Trail. The whole day was excellent.
Great trip and Cedric was a great guide - good humoured and unflappable despite having to cope with horrendous traffic jams resulting from a forest fire, and having to rearrange our schedule. He really went the extra mile for us - literally - to make sure we were all happy! Thank you cedric for a great day.
Excellent tour. Excellent guide...It could not be better