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Whether you're planning a trip to the Luberon, or are just a local who is looking for interesting facts about the area, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the many amazing things that are located in this beautiful region. From the limestone hills, to the forested valleys, to the olive groves, there's something for everyone.

The limestone hills

Located in Provence, the limestone hills of Luberon are part of the Southern Alps. They are home to a number of villages, each with their own unique character. The Luberon is a wonderful place to explore, and the region is also famous for its vineyards and olive groves.

Luberon is one of the most beautiful regions of Provence. A lot of people flock to this area to experience its charm and natural beauty.

Lourmarin, the southernmost Luberon village, is a quaint town with a lovely town centre. It is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, and has a great restaurant scene. It is also known for its Friday morning market.

The Luberon has a great deal of character, as it is comprised of several thousand year old villages. Most of these are small and are clinging to the cliffs. They are also home to vineyards, orchards, and patchwork orchards.

Olive groves

Provence is home to several kinds of olives. Some of them are Spanish, and others are native to the region. The oil that comes from the Aglandau variety is very subtle. It is produced in large quantities in the Luberon area. Its flavour is a combination of artichoke and almond.

The Coupat family run a wine and olive grove on their property in the town of Cadenet. They live on the property, which is also home to vineyards, fruit trees, and herbs. They also offer tours of the grove, cooking classes, and tastings of their olive oils.

The house is surrounded by olive trees, lavender, rosemary, and thyme. The house itself is a stone structure, which has been refurbished over the decades for luxury living. The grounds are landscaped in meticulous detail.


Forested valleys

Located in the central part of Provence, Luberon is a mountainous massif with three mountains that form the heart of the Pays du Luberon. It is home to several picturesque villages. It is also known for its extensive hiking trails. The Luberon is a popular destination for visitors from the United States and Britain.

In the Luberon, the best time to hike is during autumn and winter. During these seasons, the days are cooler. If you're going on a hike during the summer, be sure to carry plenty of water and wear sunscreen. It's also a good idea to carry a physical map of the area.

One of the most popular hiking trails in the Luberon is the ochre trail. It's a short walk that has stunning scenery. The colors of the rocks stand out against the green pine trees.

Bicycling in the Luberon

Whether you are a mountain biker or simply a casual rider, there are many opportunities to explore the Luberon region by bike. This area is not overrun with tourists, and you can ride through scenic villages, climb up hilltops, and enjoy local wines and cheeses along the way.

The Luberon is a protected natural area, and there are over 1,500 kilometres of marked cycling routes to choose from. The Luberon Regional Nature Park protects native flora and fauna.

If you want to explore the Luberon by bike, you will find numerous routes, such as the Veloroute du Calavon, the Ochres by bike route, and the "Golden Triangle" biking route. These cycling paths follow the northern edge of the Luberon Mountains and cross the Luberon Regional Nature Park.


Famous resident Peter Mayle

Known as the king of Provence, British author Peter Mayle has been living in the Luberon for over two decades. In a wry, humorous style, Mayle takes readers on a tour of the South of France, capturing memorable scenes with language and a few quips.

Mayle was born in Brighton, England, on June 14, 1939. He attended Brighton College until he was 15, then moved to Barbados and the US before returning to his native country.

He was employed as a junior trainee at Shell Oil's London PR office. After his first year there, he found that advertising was more appealing than the oil business. In 1974, he quit his job as an ad man to concentrate on writing. His book, A Year in Provence, became an international bestseller. A few years later, his memoir was made into the film A Good Year. He also collaborated with cartoonist Gray Jolliffe on a series of books, including the Wicked Willie series.

Luberon excursions with a guide

Choosing Luberon excursions with a guide is a great way to discover the region. The Luberon is a unique place that offers sensuous landscapes, charming hill towns, and a national park.

Visitors can explore the Luberon valley's beautiful villages and enjoy a wine tasting session. There are also day trips that include other activities. For example, there is a half-day tour that visits the historic Luberon hilltop villages of Gordes and Roussillon, as well as the famous lavender fields. A full-day trip offers two wine tasting sessions and scenic views of Provence.

For those looking for a more challenging hike, the Mourre-Negre trail takes visitors to the top of the mountain to experience a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. A local guide will take you to the top in less than two hours. You'll be able to take in a 360 degree view of the Alps, Mont Ventoux, and the surrounding Western Provence.

Alternatively, the Mourres are a group of rock outcrops located near the town of Forcalquier. They are considered to be some of the most beautiful in the Luberon. A local guide can tell you all about these strangely shaped rocks. The route to the Mourres starts in Merindol, and you'll end your hike by entering the caves of the Gorges de Regalon. The canyon's walls are up to 250 feet high. The canyon is also home to caves and abandoned buildings.

The Luberon is one of France's most beautiful regions. Its varied country landscapes offer the opportunity to visit olive groves, mixed woods of pine, grain fields, and vineyards.

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