Highlights of the Hillside Villages
Visit in small group of the hillside villages in Luberon: Saignon, Lacoste, Gordes, the Senanque Abbey, and Roussillon and its Ochres Trail.
Stop in a blooming lavender field.
Break at the foot of the Julian bridge, roman stone arch bridge dating from 3 BC.
Free time to shop in the villages of Roussillon and Gordes.
Included Lunch made from local products or a typical Provençal meal, including cold beverages.
Meeting point in front of Apt old train station with free car park.
Departure from Apt at 9AM to go to Saignon and its famous Rock, to visit the village overlooking Apt, strolling in its small peaceful streets, visiting its old wash house and its main square, going up to its Rock to admire the view and enjoy a croissant with a cup of coffee.
Then on the road to Lacoste, stop in a blooming lavender field with Bories, typical stone houses in Provence.
Arrival to Lacoste, a village which has kept its medieval style with its narrow cobbled streets, overtaken by its castle with his famous inhabitant the Marquis de Sade.
Take your time to enjoy the view from the castle on the Calavon valley, the Mont Ventoux, the Alps and the village of Bonnieux and the modern sculptures offered by its current owner Pierre Cardin.
The day will continue with a refreshing stop near the Julian bridge, a magnificent Roman stone arch bridge.
Lunch served in beautiful plates made with local products, including cold beverages and wine to taste a typical Provençal meal.
On arrival in Gordes, listed one of the most beautiful villages of France, stop at the Senanque abbey, an architectural pearl of cistercien order surrounded with lavender fields.
Visit Gordes, village full of live in summer and little shops.
And to greatly finish our day discover Roussillon, listed one of the most beautiful villages of France, and get enchanted by its beauty and warm colors. Visit of Ochres Trail.
Back to Apt at 6PM