Sightseeing & Wine Tasting
Sightseeing & Wine Tasting
From your place of stay in Provence
Accompanied by your private knowledgeable driver, drive through the heart of the Luberon and discover several of the most beautiful villages. After a nice lunch drive to Chateauneuf Du pape to enjoy a tasting of one of the most famous appellations in the world.
-Enjoy a comfortable ride with your private driver throughout the picturesque landscapes of Provence
-Visit one of the most beautiful villages of Provence: Gordes
-Discover the traditional perched stone villages of Ménèrbes and Lacoste
- Enjoy a wine tasting around Chateauneuf du Pape
Start your tour visiting Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages in France where limestone, dry stone walls and bories are ubiquitous components of the landscape. The village has been sheltered under the castle, designed to protect the vulnerable junction with the plateau, since 1031. It has thus become for 7 centuries, one of the lookouts of Provence with its strong walls, its tall houses with rare openings and its maze of alleys. In the upper part of the village: the castle, the Saint-Firmin church, restaurants and shops.
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Continue to Ménerbes, seeming to emerge from stone, recalls that the village was, from the 11th century onwards, a perfect fortress. In the 16th century, the wars of religion strongly marked the history of Ménerbes. Catholic troops of the King of France and the Pope besieged the village for 5 years but the protestants who lived there never gave in, apparently there were secret passages that catholics never discovered! Ménerbes, labeled "Most beautiful villages in France", has enjoyed popularity thanks to the writer Peter Mayle and his novel "A year in Provence" and has attracted many famous artists: Nicolas de Staël, Picasso and Dora Maar.
Then, move to Lacoste, a magnificent old mountain village in the Luberon, located on a green hill above a vast plain with stunning views of the Petit Luberon. Charming cobblestone streets and ancient white stone architecture is a delight to see. Lacoste is also the village which houses the castle residence of the famous Marquis de Sade who later belonged to famous coutourier Pierre Cardin.
Next enjoy Isle sur la Sorgue, former fishing village, a green paradise crossed by many arms of the Sorgue on which old paddle wheels still turn. In its old center, alleys and canals intertwine. 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. Last but not least, visit Chateauneuf du Pape, a medieval village on the side of a hill, guarded by the ruins of an ancient “château” towering above. From the chateau you have an outstanding view of the vineyards, where your chauffeur will drive you next, discovering the most famous names like Chateau La Nerthe or the Domaine de Beaurenard for a wine experience.
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If you desire to visit more of this region and enjoy a Full day tour of the Luberon villages clic here!
-Meet at your place of stay in Provence.
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