Avignon, Luberon, Mont-Ventoux… So many destinations to enjoy and live to the rhythm of Provence. Land of culture but also a vast playground for lovers of outdoor activities, Vaucluse offers various facets for moments of family sharing.
The Luberon, region of Provence is known for its rows of blue lavender in spring. We had the opportunity to visit the Luberon with the children during holiday : the region is attractive and colorful. during our family week in the Luberon, we went to discover the perched villages overcome of their castle or church. We enjoyed strolling through the cobbled streets, appreciate the old stone buildings full of ivy. We discovered the beautiful ochers of Roussillon and Rustrel rightly nicknamed the Provençal Colorado. We also had the opportunity to make some colorful walks in the natural park of Luberon.
Discover the famous perched villages.
Nothing better than to enjoy our beautiful days to go hiking with the kids ! In spring and automn, The light is beautiful, temperatures are mild and allow to walk without suffering from hot or cold. Furthermore, massives are accessible whatever the weather; the destination is the Sainte-Victoire Mountain.
We will this time stroll in Aix-en-Provence. Objective : cultural awakening for kids ! No shopping despite all the temptations offered by the windows of many shops in the city : we will come back with friends ! To start, the morning (as the kids are fresh and starters for all !), we will visit the Granet Museum. The Granet Museum is no longer a mystery to us as it is to be the third time we go visit it. So we know the permanent collection but had not had the opportunity to discover the Planque Collection, exhibited for 15 years in the chapel of the White Penitents. Here, more than 130 works from the collection of the Planque Foundation are exposed. Children have a play-book to follow their visit. We must admit that the game booklet is also very useful for parents !
To enjoy those beautiful summer days, we decided to explore the wonderful landscapes on the Blue coast train. We chose to embark in Miramas, in order to begin from the landward side and arrive on the seaward side ! It was a beautiful discovery of our natural heritage ... and in the freshness ! This day adds a nice getaway with all those proposed by the Oustaou of Luberon !
We continue our adventures : This time, we go to Marseille to discover all the news around the Old Port. New whose the impetus was given by Marseille Provence 2013. We are very curious to discover all, especially since Marseille won in 2014 the Family Plus label, proof of the motivation of the city to host families.
On nous emmène aux Saintes-Maries-de-la-mer. Nous avons souhaité découvrir le village dans la quiétude de l’hiver et profiter pleinement des nombreuses ressources touristiques et culturelles dont il dispose ! A cette saison, ces ressources sont avant tout issues du patrimoine naturel incroyable de la Camargue. Aussi, avant de partir, nous vous conseillons de prévoir des jumelles dans vos bagages …
We offer a circuit starting with : The village of Lourmarin and its castle, built in the fifteenth century and enlarged in the Renaissance.
Then by the path of "Les gorges d'Aigue Brun", where we cross the Luberon mountain, to arrive at the village of Bonnieux and discover from its ramparts, an exceptional view over the Calavon valley .Far away the villages of Gordes and Roussillon, hung on the Vaucluse mounts, are the next steps.
After lunch in Gordes, discovery of this beautiful village, which has welcomed numerous artists such as Vasarely painter and the photographer Willy Ronis. Then the Abbey of Sénanque : the lavender cultivated fields around offer a remarkable contrast with the Cistercian style. The abbey was built in the twelfth century. It is of a great sobriety, now classified Historic Monument.
A guided tour will allow you to discover the cloister and the church. the "bories" in dry stone construction, rustic shelters for shepherds, are part of the Luberon countryside.
The Roussillon Village is built on the top of a hill whose lands have been exploited for their ochers. These ancient quarries have shaped a fantastic landscape with striking colors, routes have been built there.
Our day in the Luberon will concludes on these beautiful colors.
By the beauty of its landscapes and its villages, the Luberon has always attracted producers and film or television directors.
Luberon does not count the countless stories that have chosen as place. Without being exhaustive, may be made mainly of films from the works of Marcel Pagnol's "Manon des Sources" and "Jean de Florette" (Vaugines, Mirabeau, Ansouis ...) and the beautiful natural landscapes in "My father's glory" and "My mother's castle".