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from £2390 per person

Luxury Walk in the Luberon Provence

from £2390

Improved for 2019

Luxury Walk in the Luberon

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

Improved for 2019

Luxury Walk 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 Saturday to enjoy the fabulous market in Isle de la Sorgue
  • Dinner each evening in local restaurant
  • A gastronomic dinner in Avignon at one of the oldest Michelin starred restaurants of the region: Christian Etienne
  • Stunning views of the Alps to the Mediterranean Sea
  • Easy walking along ancient walking trails

What's Included

  • 4 days moderate walking
  • 5 nights in luxury hotels, half board
  • 5 breakfasts and 5 gastronomic evening meals
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Comprehensive route notes
  • Local agent on hand
  • Belle France 24hr Support

Starting Days

We recommend starting on a Saturday in order to visit the famous market in Isle de la Sorgue on Sunday morning. No departures on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Itinerary & Hotels

  • 1

    Arrive Isle de la Sorgue day 1

    Summary

    Settle in to your lovely boutique hotel, Le Clos Violette which is a 17thCentury Manor house situated in the centre of Isle de la Sorgue. Have a stroll around the town which is known as the ‘island city’ as it is surrounded by the river Sorgue and has several canals running through it.

    Hotel
    • Le Clos Violette bedroom

    Le Clos Violette
    Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

    This 17th-century mansion can be found in the centre of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Relax in the garden beneath the shade of the 100-year old lime tree. Each spacious suite at Le Clos Violette is individually decorated and includes a lounge area and a work desk. Some rooms have a marble fireplace, and they all have private bathrooms. A welcome drink can be enjoyed in the library and TV lounge. Relaxing massage treatments and laundry services are available upon request. The Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Train Station is 650 metres from the hotel and the main square is 100 metres away.

    Facilities

    • Terrace & Garden
    • Indoor heated swimming pool
    • Air conditioning
    • Lift
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms

    Board

    Cuisine

    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 Palais des Papes, 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 & Spa
    Gordes

    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 overlooking the valley and the mountains beyond.

    Hotel
    • Hôtel Bastide de Capelongue

    Hôtel Bastide de Capelongue
    Bonnieux

    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

    Transfer from Bonnieux to Avignon day 5

    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 Avignon. Settle into your lovely hotel, then explore this wonderful papal city. Enjoy the cobble stoned streets, bustling cafés, covered markets and the famous St Benezet bridge (Pont d'Avignon). Dinner tonight will be in one of the oldest Michelin starred restaurant in the region: Christian Etienne. The next morning departure transfer to Avignon station or return to your car is included.

    Hotel
    • Hôtel d'Europe

    Hôtel d’Europe
    Avignon

    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

Route & Location

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

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  • From£2390per 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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