Vineyards of the Luberon
Vineyards of the Luberon

Wine Tour of the Luberon Region, Roussillon


Enjoy a day spent savoring the famed countryside of Aix-en-Provence, starting with views of the Sainte-Victoire Mountains, a source of inspiration for the famous painter Cézanne. Your first destination is the Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire vineyards, set just east of the city of Aix-en-Provence, at the foot of the Sainte-Victoire Mountain. Like all vineyards in Provence, these vineyards are some of the most natural in France, thanks to the drying effects of the Mistral wind. The poor and shallow soils, formed by limestone and argillaceous sandstone, produce high-quality wines.

Take time to sample these tasty, full-bodied reds, known for their excellent structure, plus subtle and elegant rosés. You'll enjoy two wine tastings at two different properties, both included in the appellation d'origine contrôlée (AOC) certificate of authenticity. After your tastings, stroll through the Provence vineyards and admire the picturesque wine estates, barrel cellars, and vat rooms. Learn all about their wine-making process from the experts.

In the afternoon, you'll continue your tour into the Luberon region, this time stopping at some of the most famous hilltop villages. Enjoy some time in Lourmarin, one of the most beautiful villages in France, famous for its Renaissance castle. The head to Bonnieux, a pretty village dominated by its enormous church standing at nearly 1,400 feet (425 m) above sea level.

Continue via the Combe of Lourmarin, a unique road through the Luberon region, making your way to Roussillon. Along the way, you'll pass over the Pont Julien Roman bridge. In Roussillon, discover the hilltop village famous for the blood and gold colors of its ochre cliffs. Finally, continue to Gordes, a medieval village built entirely with local stones called lauze.

Itineraries with Wine Tour of the Luberon Region

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