Luberon

Walking in France: Luberon

This seven-day walk (part of a longer walk that we did in 2007) took us across the whole sweep of the Luberon, the mountainous hinterland of Provence, west and north of the valley of the Durance.

Most of the first part of our walk was in the valley of the Calavon to the north, but we crossed the Grand Luberon at what certainly felt like its highest point (but wasn’t), and then crossed back through the break between the Grand and the Petit Luberons. Both valleys were gardens of Eden, with  Plus Beaux Villages thick on the ground. 

The walking was often strenuous and the weather hot, but we started early and there was invariably a village nearby with all the comforts of civilisation.

Getting to Manosque

Manosque has a railway station so you can get there from almost anywhere in France.

Our route for this walk

Day 1: Manosque to Céreste

Day 2: Céreste to Rustrel

Day 3: Rustrel to Apt

Day 4: Apt to Lourmarin

Day 5: Lourmarin to Roussillon

Day 6: Roussillon to Gordes

Day 7: Gordes to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

This map shows accommodation icons for each night. Zoom in on a particular icon to see its precise location.

You can also see this map using Google Earth and take a virtual flight along our route.

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