Sightseeing & Shore Excursion
Sightseeing & Shore Excursion
From Aix en Provence or Marseille
Set out for a unique experience in the picturesque Luberon. Visit the provencal city of Avignon and its monuments and the most traditional and charming villages of the area.
-Enjoy a comfortable ride with your private driver throughout the landscapes of the Luberon
-Visit the famous Avignon bridge and Pope Palace in Avignon
-Visit the most beautiful hilltop villages in Provence such as Gordes
-Explore other Luberon villages with their charming streets, architecture, shops, and restaurants
Begin your Avignon & Luberon Villages Private Tour with a departure from Aix en Provence or Marseille, set out for a ride with your English-speaking driver-guide to your private tour in one of the most beautiful regions of France. The Luberon is an area in Provence with the most beautiful and picturesque landscapes and hilltop villages. In fact, it is considered by some as 'the little Tuscany of Provence'. This being said, start your visit to the Provencal city of Avignon. Enjoy a promenade around the main monuments including the Pope's Palace (optional visit including audio guide), the biggest Gothic palace in the world, the Pont d'Avignon, the famous bridge, and the 'Cathédrale des Doms'.
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After Avignon, reach Isle Sur Sorgue , a former fishing village where old paddle wheels still turn famous for its antique shops. It has forged a strong image today among lovers of Art and ancient objects. Over 300 permanent antique dealers and second-hand dealers are open there all year round, making the city one of the most important European places of antiquity. Then continue to Fontaine de Vaucluse, a sun-filled village famous for its mysterious Sorgue River that flows out of the depths, its spring is one of the largest in the world!
After a nice lunch overviewing the river banks, drive through the heart of the Luberon and discover three of the most beautiful villages: Gordes, a hilltop village considered the most famous and beautiful with its white stone houses and cobblestone narrow streets. Then continue to Menerbes, a perched village surrounded by vast wine fields, very attractive with an authentic feel, with medieval and renaissance style churches and houses and a castle dominating the village. Lastly, if times allows, end your tour in Lacoste, an open-air museum mixing Middle Age and Renaissance styles crowned by the 11th century Marquis de Sade’s château.
If you are interested in other itineraries around the Luberon area clic here: Lavender fields Luberon Villages Private Tour
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-Meet at your place of stay in Aix or Marseille or close surroundings.
Enjoy a private 2 hour walking tour with an expert local guide and explore the former Papal city of Avignon. Known worldwide for its historical architecture and the international Avignon Theater Festival, Avignon will seduce you with its history, culture, and customs.DETAILS