Practical information about Luberon

Luberon in a few

Relaxation, well-being, hiking or cycling, lazing by the pool or exploring the Provençal villages: the Luberon offers a variety of activities for all kinds of holidaymakers and rentals for all tastes and budgets. Located in the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region, the Luberon is a well-known forested mountain range in the south-east of France. Whether you rent in one of the hilltop villages that contribute to the reputation of the region or in the middle of the countryside, you have the chance to enjoy natural wonders of the Luberon and pleasures of Provençal life. From Gordes, Forcalquier or Manosque, you can always admire the enchanting landscapes, and visit the surrounding villages during a day or a half-day trip.

How to get there

By car: the A7 highway brings you to the Luberon via the Cavaillon exit, at the same time you can take the A51 highway and exit at Pertuis, Manosque or La Brillanne. From Paris, it takes about 6.5 hours (706 km).

By train: the high-speed train (TGV) serves the Avignon, Aix en Provence and Marseille stations. From the Avignon TGV station, the regional express train (TER) will bring you to Cavaillon; from Aix TGV or Marseille Saint Charles stations, the regional express trains (TER) will bring you to Manosque, La Brillanne or Meyrargues.

By plane: the closest airports to the Luberon are those of Aix en Provence and Marseille-Provence.

When to come

The best time to visit the Luberon is from May till October. During the peak summer season, there are lots of visitors: many tourists from all over the world come here to discover the scents and flavours of Provence. Don't be afraid of crowds of people at the markets if you are likely to stay in the Luberon in July or August!

Good to know

The Luberon is a wild land that must be protected! Luberon has a multitude of natural environments, reserves of a remarkable biodiversity: 1,800 species of plants including 70 protected species, 135 species of birds, 2,300 species of butterflies... Something to occupy the wildlife lovers.