The Lubéron’s attraction lies in its landscapes, which have preserved their strong regional identity and are bathed in a unique Provençal light.
The Lubéron is also home to numerous delightful villages dating from the Middle Ages, such as Gordes, Ménerbes and Oppède-le-Vieux , many of which are perched on narrow spits of rock with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside.
The Parc du Lubéron also boasts myriad local specialities including three AOC* wines which will be popular with wine enthusiasts:
- Côtes du Lubéron (throughout the park),
- an area dedicated to Côtes du Ventoux
- an area dedicated to Côteaux de Pierrevert.
Honey, olive oil, truffles and crystallised fruits are other products which will also prove popular with food-lovers, not forgetting ceramics for those who enjoy collecting local art and craftwork.
The park is also the ideal setting for a range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, climbing etc.
Suggested outdoor activities:
Whether you prefer a short half-day walk, a long-distance hike or exploring an area from a single base, why not take advantage of the park’s 1,000km of marked paths to discover the Lubéron?
Stroll around vineyards, perhaps ending your walk with a tour and tasting at one of our local wine-producers.
Another possibility is to explore the Lubéron by bicycle, either via easy cycle routes or more challenging mountain bike trails. Guided via clearly marked signs, why not head off on a journey of discovery along the area’s secret country roads and tracks?
Or perhaps you’d prefer to explore the Lubéron’s diverse landscapes for a couple of hours on a unique horse-trekking adventure?
The landscapes of the Lubéron will also delight those of a more adventurous nature, with pot-holing, climbing and several adventure parks all on offer here!