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from £2660 per person

Luxury Walking in the Luberon Provence

from £2660

Improved for 2018

Luxury Walking in the Luberon

Prestigious hotels, beautiful hilltop villages, stunning views of the Alps and Mediterranean Sea

Improved for 2018

Luxury Walking in the Luberon

If you need to pick one place in Provence that grouped the most stunning perched villages, landscapes and walking trails, it would be here in the Luberon.  Made famous by Peter Mayle’s books ‘A Year in Provence’ and ‘A Good Year’ we have hand-picked the most sumptuous and awe-inspiring hotels and guesthouses along the way to create a magical experience.

Holiday Highlights

  • A true ‘Year in Provence’ in luxury
  • Beautiful hilltop villages of the Luberon; Gordes, Goult, Lacoste and Bonnieux
  • Medieval Avignon capital of ‘Cotes du Rhone' wines
  • Recommended start day of Sunday to enjoy the fabulous Tuesday market in Gordes
  • Dinner each evening in local restaurant

What's Included

  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes
  • Gourmet meals
  • Local rep
  • 4 days walking

Starting Days

You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrive Avignon day 1

    Summary

    Settle into your lovely hotel, then explore this wonderful papal city. Enjoy the cobblestoned streets, bustling cafés, covered markets and museums.

    Hotel
    • Hôtel d'Europe

    Hôtel d’EuropeAvignon

    Luxury hotel housed in a mansion built in 1580 a 5-minute walk from the 12th-century ruins of Pont d'Avignon bridge and a 6 minute walk from the Palais des Papes.  

    Facilities

    • Elegant rooms furnished with antiques 
    • WiFi 
    • Satellite TV 
    • Minibar

    Board

    Cuisine

    Dinner, Bed and Breakfast included

  • 2

    Avignon/Fountaine de Vaucluse to Gordes day 2

    Summary

    A short transfer takes you to Fountaine de Vaucluse where its mysterious spring has attracted Scientists and travellers from around the globe.

    Your walk climbs up through brush and cedar forests to a stony plateau from where the views extend to the entire Luberon. After walking along the 'plague wall', built to prevent the plague reaching the Provence of the Popes, you will reach Gordes, listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France.

    Hotel
    • les Bories Hôtel and Spa
    • les Bories Hôtel and Spa
    • les Bories Hôtel and Spa

    Les Bories Hôtel & SpaGordes

    In Provence's hilly Luberon region, this sophisticated spa hotel occupies a cluster of stone-built villas, and lies 3.2 km from the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque (medieval abbey surrounded by lavender fields) and 3.3 km from the perched village of Gordes.

    Facilities

    • Chic rooms
    • Spa along with Gym and Sauna
    • WiFi
    • Flat screen TVs

    Board

    Cuisine

    Bed and Breakfast included

    6 mi
    (10 km)

  • 3

    Day trip from Gordes to Sénaque day 3

    Summary

    Your walking tour continues along hidden paths to Sénanque Abbey, a jewel of 12th century architecture, where you could take an optional guided tour (supplement). Your path then climbs out of the Sénancole valley with breathtaking bird’s-eye views of the abbey. Your descent back to Gordes is a scenic walk along ancient stone walls and among dry stone dwellings (bories).

    6 mi
    (10 km)

  • 4

    Gordes to Goult/Lacoste and Bonnieux day 4

    Summary

    A 10 minute transfer takes you to the authentic stone village of Goult. Walk along the shelf path above Calavon where you reach Lacoste, crowned by the ruins of the castle of the Marquis de Sade. Dipping back into the valley you make your way to Bonnieux, a picture perfect provençal village.

    Hotel
    • Hôtel Bastide de Capelongue

    Hôtel Bastide de CapelongueBonnieux

    Prestigious Bastide that houses a two Michelin star restaurant.  In this luxury hotel, the rooms are decorated in the tradition of major Provençal houses: lime plaster, linen sheets, whitened wood furniture and natural light coloured fabrics

    Facilities

    • Panoramic Swimming Pool
    • Luxury bedrooms
    • Two Michelin Star restaurant
    • Organic Kitchen Garden

    Board

    Cuisine

    Bed and Breakfast included

    7 mi
    (11 km)

  • 5

    Day trip from Bonnieux to Cedar Forests day 5

    Summary

    Optional Loop Walk (1.5 Miles) and optional taxi transfer to the cedar forest (supplement payable)

    A pleasant and gradual climb through the forest to the ridge of the Petit Luberon Mountain with views extending to the snow capped Alps and the Mediterranean sea. This is the perfect place for a picnic before your leisurely return on the plains to Bonnieux.

    9 mi
    (14 km)

  • 6

    Transfer from Bonnieux to L’isle sur la Sorgue day 6

    Summary

    After breakfast we transfer you to Rustrel where you can choose from different loop walks (1hr, 2h or 3hr) to discover the Colorado Provençal.

    We include a picnic lunch that you can enjoy along the stunning ocre coloured trails. In the afternoon we transfer you back to Isle sur la Sorge where you will stay at La Maison sur la Sorgue.

    Hotel
    • Le Clos Violette bedroom

    Le Clos VioletteIsle-sur-la-Sorgue

    Facilities

    Board

    Cuisine

Route & Location

Customise Your Holiday

  • Dinners included will be either in the hotel restaurants or in local restaurants nearby.

    Optional upgrade to gastronomic dinners on request

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  • From£2660per person

  • Outward: Depart London St Pancras International station, change trains in either Paris or Lille, arrive Avignon late afternoon.

    Return: Transfer to L’isle sur Sorgue station (30 minutes) change trains in either Paris or Lille, arrive London St Pancras late afternoon.

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