Green tourism in the Luberon
On more than 165,000 hectares, extends the Regional Natural Park of Luberon, encompassing many villages and towns of Vaucluse and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The high mountains, the numerous animal species, the diversity of the flora and the rich cultural heritage, make Luberon a sumptuous protected territory which will delight young and old. Without further ado, discover this multi-faceted preserved land.
The most beautiful canyon in Europe Gorges du Verdon
Do you know where limestone cliffs, turquoise water and exceptional flora meet? Considered as the most beautiful canyon in Europe, every year, visitors from around the world are eager to visit this extraordinary place. Swimming, nautical activities, discovery trails, hikes or visits to picturesque villages, are an excerpt from the wide range of activities that will be offered during your visit to the Gorges du Verdon.
VALENSOLE AND ITS LAVENDER
Valensole is located in the heart of a magnificent plateau of lavender and almond trees and lives up to its name: Valensole comes from Vallis and Solis, "La Vallée du Soleil". The Valensole plateau is today one of the most important places for the cultivation of lavender. A mild winter and a dry summer, with around 300 days of sunshine a year, Valensole is the place you need to enjoy a nearby mountain and lakes in the surrounding emerald green color. The landscapes, the smells, the colors and the flavors, such as the lavender honey which makes the fame of the commune, the olive oil or the truffle and kingdom of lavender with its magnificent tray make Valensole, a real vacation destination.
Marseille, the Marseille city facing the Mediterranean and Cassis the queen of the Calanques MARSEILLE, CASSIS AND THE CALANQUES
Marseille, a port city in the south of France, has been a crossroads for trade and immigration since its foundation by the Greeks around 600 BC. In its heart is the Old Port where fishermen sell their catch on the quay lined with boats. The Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde basilica is a Romanesque church of Byzantine inspiration. Cassis is a Mediterranean fishing port located 30 km from Marseille. Overlooked by a centuries-old castle, the city is renowned for its pebble beaches and its coves with steep limestone cliffs restaurants. Local vineyards are known for the production of white Cassis wine. The Calanques, also known as the Calanques of Marseille, are made up of a succession of coves and coves extending over more than twenty kilometers of coastline on the Mediterranean Sea.
The City of the Popes AVIGNON
Nicknamed the "city of the popes" because of the presence of the popes from 1309 to 1423, it is currently the largest city and the prefecture of the department of Vaucluse. It is one of the rare French cities to have preserved its ramparts and its historic center, composed of the papal palace, the episcopal complex, the Doms rock and the Avignon bridge. It has been classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. The renown of its performing arts festival, a true artistic and cultural showcase for the city, has gone far beyond French borders. The city was the European capital of culture in 2000.