If you are fond of rural architecture you will be spoilt for choice in the Luberon, where almost countless villages and hamlets have been built, centuries ago, on the numerous hills which characterise the region. First stop is Lourmarin, we have time to explore the villages before a relaxed and leisurely lunch before heading across to visit Bonnieux, La Coste and Ménerbes.
Five of the most beautiful villages in France, nestle in the hills of the Luberon. Lourmarin, Ansouis, Ménerbes, Rousillon and Gordes - all picture perfect postcard villages. Closeby the Abbey of Sénanque whose lavender fields in summer time are pure Provence. This part of the region features hilltop villages, others lying alone a single slope and the village of Gordes that spreads itself across the top of a rocky outcrop. We propose an itineray that shows you all of this in one full day out.