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Perched Villages of the Luberon Day Trip from Marseille

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icon11 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Overview

Spend time in the dry-stone-built village Gordes for the market (on Tuesday only). On the other days, a photo stop will be organized. From mid-June to mid-July, a quick stop at Sénanque Abbey to take pictures of the lavender field in bloom. Discover the village of Roussillon and its colorful houses (market on Thursday) and enjoy some free time in Lourmarin (market on Friday), famous for its Renaissance castle. The market takes place on Sunday in L'Isle sur Sorgue : walk along the canals and discover the antique shops. Drive to Fontaine de Vaucluse and the Sorgue resurgence. On Saturday only (from 01/11 to 31/03), discover the city of Apt, famous for the candied-fruits production (replaces the stop in l'Isle sur Sorgue).
  • 11.5-hour tour through the villages of the Luberon from Marseille
  • Explore the charming villages of the Luberon with your guide
  • Take the picturesque Combe of Lourmarin route through the foothills of the Luberon mountains
  • Enjoy free time to explore the village of l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue at your leisure
  • Photo stops the 12th-century Sénanque Abbey and admire the Pont Julien, a Roman bridge
  • Wander round open-air markets in Lourmarin and Roussillon

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tours visits six of the Luberon’s most beautiful villages in one day.
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Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Food and drink, unless specified
Entrance fees to monuments and museums
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Lunch
Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port , 38-40 Quai de Rive Neuve, 13007 Marseille, France
8:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your 11.5-hour tour begins in the morning at Marseille’s Old Port. There, you’ll meet your guide and embark on the northbound journey to the beautiful Luberon region, an area composed of rolling hills, hilltop drystone villages and endless fields of lavender. 

Stop first in l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue to stroll the riverside and browse local antique shops, art galleries, boutiques and cafés, followed by Gordes, widely considered one of France’s most beautiful villages. Tumbling down the hillside, the white stone town of Gordes offers spectacular views of the Luberon plain. 

Next, head to Bonnieux, a lovely village known for its medieval Roman-Gothic Vielle Église (Old Church) and its surrounding patchwork of vineyards and orchards. From here, you’ll follow the Combe of Lourmarin, a verdant river valley that splits the Luberon mountain range. Stop in the picturesque town of Lourmarin to have some lunch (own expense) and view the town’s Renaissance castle, dubbed the Villa Medicis de Provence.  

After lunch, head to the medieval Senanque Abbey –  situated amidst a sea of lavender – for photos (stop only included from June 15 to July 15). Then enjoy some free time in the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Your final stop is Roussillon for an unforgettable look at the region’s famous ochre cliffs, painted in swathes of red and yellow. Grab any last souvenirs before heading back to Marseille. Your coach returns to the departure point at Marseille’s Old Port in the evening.

Please note: As the markets only take place in the morning, the itinerary order may change.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Gordes
Photo stop. Stop in the village on Tuesday for market day
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Photo stop from mid-June to mid-July
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Roussillon
Free time in the village to discover the red ochre. Market day on Thursday
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Lourmarin
Free time in the village. Market day on Friday
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Fontaine de Vaucluse
Free time in the village.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Stop on Sunday for market day
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Apt
From April 1st 2022, no more stop on Saturday in Apt for the market. The stop in Apt's market will be only from November 1st to March 31st
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Confirmation for this tour will be received at time of booking.
  • On certain days, a drive through Aix en Provence may be included to pick up and drop off passengers.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 4 years old are not allowed on tours
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY A La Française Marseille
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Perched Villages of the Luberon Day Trip from Marseille?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Perched Villages of the Luberon Day Trip from Marseille?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Perched Villages of the Luberon Day Trip from Marseille?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Perched Villages of the Luberon Day Trip from Marseille?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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star-5
Excellent tour,...
Jack_W
, Jul 2022
Excellent tour, fascinating, historic villages - beautiful views. Ludo was knowledgeable and interesting - the perfect guide!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Jack, We are glad you liked it and appreciate our guide! Thanks for your feedback. We hope to see you on others tours! best regards, A LA FRANCAISE TEAM
star-5
Tour de Provence!
Elizabeth_B
, Jul 2022
This was a great tour and the highlight of our stay in Marseille. My daughter and I enjoyed getting to know our tour guide, Florence, who was so knowledgeable and nice. Loved all the stops especially Fountain de Van Clos. Would highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Elizabeth, We are glad you liked it and appreciate our guide Florence! Thanks for your feedback. We hope to see you on others tours! best regards, A LA FRANCAISE TEAM
star-5
Great Guide
Alper_O
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Florance was very good. The Sunday market at Lille de Sorgue was great. Lots of delicious local products.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Alper, We are glad you liked it and appreciate the guide Florence! Thanks for your feedback. We hope to see you on others tours! best regards, A LA FRANCAISE TEAM
star-5
Awesome tour, beautiful villages.
Milena_C
, Jul 2022
A really awesome full day tour (bring water and a hat!) that explores 4 beautiful and unique villages. Jeff was a great driver and was very accommodating and flexible with customizing the tour a bit according to what different people wanted. We had a blast, would definitely recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Milena, We are glad you liked the tour and Jeff! Thanks for your feedback. We hope to see you on others tours! best regards, A LA FRANCAISE TEAM
star-5
Perfect way to see French Villages
Nina_H
, Jul 2022
Lillie was amazing! we had a wonderful time! There was just enough time in each village to get an overall taste of each place. Throughout the drive we saw endless fields of lavenders and sunflowers
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Nina, We are glad you liked it. Thanks for your feedback. We hope to see you on others tours! best regards, A LA FRANCAISE TEAM
star-2
Very Very rushed experience. Time shortened versus what is advertised.
Virginia_T
, Jul 2022
It was lovely to see the different villages and we had been so looking forward to the trip. However what was advertised as an 11.5 hour trip was cut by two and a half hours and thus every stop was very, very rushed including only 30 minutes for lunch with a push to order, get the check immediately and hurry. Instead of enjoying time in each village,, it turned into a rushed day. Additionally, the guide tried to take out one of the stops saying it was too far away and there was nothing to see there, although when we pushed to include it and arrived, it was lovely (though rushed). The guide was also very late so we missed the market on market day in one village. It was very nice to see the different areas and we appreciated the commentary but the experience was not as advertised due to the very shortened time and rushed nature. If expectations had been set differently, it might have been ok so we could have determined if this was our choice for the day.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Virginia, We are sorry for these disappointments, and we forward your remarks. We try our best to do tours to keep customers satisfied and sometimes the timing doesn't go as planned. We do hope, however, that you have seen some pretty villages. thank you for your understanding. Best regards, ALAFRANCAISE TEAM
star-5
Great experience
Karin_S
, Jun 2022
Excellent itinerary that allows you to visit spectacular places of the Provence. Our guide was an excellent driver and shared many interesting historical facts along the way. She was super friendly and punctual, while also giving us the freedom to explore the sights at our pace. I'd recommend this tour 100%. Thanks for the nice day.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Karin Thank you for your review. Hoping to see you soon! Best regards A LA FRANCAISE TEAM
star-5
It was a beautiful tour,...
gprosperity488861
, May 2022
It was a beautiful tour, the tour guide was excellent. Patient, he wait one hour for one girl. All the tour that I did don't wait too long
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks for your review. We hope to see again with A la Française.
star-5
the essence of Provance
Mona_S
, Apr 2022
A wonderful experience, the essence of Provance and of French history. Many thanks to our guide Ludovic.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Mona, Many thanks for your review, A la Française Team.
star-5
Fantastic tour and tour guide
Vibhuti_K
, Apr 2022
I’m glad I stayed an extra day in France to do this beautiful day trip. It was the highlight of my entire trip. Some villages look so fantastical, they don’t even look real. The guide was sweet, friendly and helpful. He enriched our experience by providing us with details about each village and also about the other happenings in France.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear customer, Many thanks for this great review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the visit. We welcome you back in France again to join our tours in the near future. A la française Team.
star-5
Charming Villages of Luberon
Joan_M
, Apr 2022
The time we spent in five villages was amazing. Most amazing is the scenery of Fontaine de Vaucluse. Every village with its specific beautiful charm ! We want to thank our guide who was friendly & knowledgeable even though it was the first time she did this tour. Don't miss this trip!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Joan, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the visit. We welcome you back in France again to join our tours in the near future. A la française Team.
star-5
Fantastic tour
Marie_O
, Apr 2022
It was best tour since I had experience Provence tours. Especially Lucy (tour guide) lead us to most Beautiful road of Provence. Really enjoyed and feel so happy.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear Marie, Many thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour. A la française team
star-5
Beautiful villages
momma_L
, Mar 2022
This tour was amazing. I was nervous because it was going to be an eleven hour adventure, however it didn’t feel like eleven hours at all. The day was remarkable and I would recommend to everyone!!
star-4
Our Luberon Trip
Pio_A
, Jun 2020
My wife and I enjoyed the scenery. It was a nice one hour trip. Our tour guide, Gayle, made our trip worthwhile.
star-5
A day on the beauty of Luberon villages
olimpiaionescu
, Oct 2019
We spend time in five villages, every one with its specific beautiful Provence charm ! Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and so easy going.
star-5
Beautiful Villages
Bernmark23
, Aug 2019
Our driver was excellent transport excellent villages excellent. Enjoyed our day trip and the commentary given by our driver the villages are amazing if we didn’t live and love Australia that’s where we would be. Thanks again for a beautiful day.
star-5
Best Day in Provence
Linda S
, Jun 2019
Our day trip to five villages in the Luberon region of Provence was the highlight of our week in Provence. Our guide Nelly B. gave us a wonderful taste of each village; she was knowledgeable, giving us an overview of each village and what it offered before we arrived. The countryside was beautiful and the villages were amazing. We hit market day at one and that was such an experience! Thought this trip was a great value and would do it again!!
star-5
Fabulous day trip!
Linda S
, Jun 2019
Our day trip to five villages in the Luberon Mountain region of Provence was one of the best days I've ever spent in Europe. Our guide Nelly was knowledgeable and was anxious to make sure we had a marvelous experience. She went out of her way to give us an amazing trip, taking us to a field she knew had poppies still in bloom once she discovered that was of special interest to us. We saw five villages that were each different in character, and she gave us interesting background and tips for each. We could not have seen this much of a beautiful region on our own; we thought the trip was a really good travel value.
star-5
Excellent day trip to Luberon
Tugrul_D
, Mar 2019
Ben was a great guide to our Luberon day trip in the third week of March. He picked us up at 8 am and off we drove to the natural park which is about an hour from Marseille. He took initiative and turned to extremely scenic country roads along the way wherever and whenever possible. Although the trees were not in full blossom, the weather was excellent. Along the way, Ben not only provided information on the history of the area, but also gave us information on the geography, including the terroir for the different kinds of wine produced, and many other things such as the difference between lavender and lavandine. The trip consisted of visits to Lourmarin (45 min, where we had our morning coffee), Roussillon (1 hr, where there was a small market and you could also take a short hike to the Ochre trails), Gordes (1 hr 15, where we had lunch), Fountaine-de-Vaucluse (1 hr, where you could take a walk along the source of the spring), L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (1 hr 10 min, where you could also see the only church in France with Liberty, Equality, Fraternity written on its facade). It was about 5:10 pm when we were back in Marseille. Highly recommended tour and guide.
star-5
Beautiful, comprehensive tour which...
Amanda D
, Jan 2018
Beautiful, comprehensive tour which allowed plenty of time at each location. A must do if you are in Marseille.

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