Route du Luberon and Apt country from Manosque

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Presentation

Touristic itinerary " The Luberon " : Between the Alpes de Haute-Provence and the Vaucluse
Vaucluse plain, stretches the Luberon, a mountain that forms a natural link with the "countries" that undulate at its feet.
In this living Luberon, everything evokes the rooting of man to his land: bories and dry stone walls, imposing bastides or perched villages won by fame.

Itinerary :
From Manosque, take the D907 towards Apt. Don't miss a detour to Montfuron. This pretty little village, perched at an altitude of 675m, has a stone windmill, built 350 years ago, which sits proudly atop a hill.
Points of interest:
Manosque
- Historic city center
- Saunerie and Soubeyran gates
- Saint-Sauveur Church
- Private mansions
- Jean Giono cultural center
- Mont d'Or hill (remains of a castle from the
10th century castle)
- L'Occitane factory, garden and museum
- Water level of Vannades
- Olivette mill
- House of Biodiversity - La Thomassine
- Randoland (fun tour to discover with your family)
in family)

Montfuron
- Church of Notre-Dame Saint-Elzéard (dry stone
stones)
- Windmill built under Louis XIV
- Chapel of Saint-Elzéard (12th century)
- Belvedere and orientation table
- Sundial
- Stone houses

Continue your itinerary on the D907 to reach the intersection with the D4100. Cross the crossroads to take the D14 which leads to Reillanne, a village with a rich prehistoric past.
Points of interest:
Reillanne
- Church of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (11th century)
- Saint-Denis chapel (18th century)
- House of character with monumental stairs
- Covered passages, squares, fountains, doors
- Saint-Pierre tower (11th century)
- Sundial
- Museum of the Friends of the Arts
- Olive oil mill

Continue on the D14 and follow the road to Vachères, a medieval village, then to Oppedette on the D18 and D201. This village is integrated in a wild setting of rocks and gorges, dug by the Calavon river, to form the Oppedette Gorges. Hiking trails allow you to discover them.
Points of interest:
Vachères
- Paved streets, stone houses, covered passages
covered passages
- Roman church Notre-Dame de Bellevue
- Saint-Christophe church (exhibitions, concerts)
- Old restored Hôtel-Dieu
- Pierre Martel Museum, paleonthology and
archaeology
- Panorama on the 7 departments (910m
of altitude)

Oppedette
- Hiking
- Climbing

Continue the route by the D201 to Viens, a small village of the Vaucluse, perched on its rocky peak, which has kept its appearance of a medieval stronghold. Continue the itinerary by the D33 and D22 to Rustrel, a village leaning against the foot of the Plateau d'Albion. It is worth the detour for its amazing ochre cliffs, called the "Colorado Provençal".
Points of interest:
Come
- Castle (16th c.)
- Saint-Hilaire church (16th / 17th c.)
- Roman chapel of Saint-Férreol
- Saracen gate and clock tower
- Beautiful houses (13th century)
- Communal oven
- Panoramic view

Rustrel
- Castle (16th c.)
- Ruins of the Saint-Julien Priory (11th century)
- Saint-Romain church (13th century)
- Chapel of Saint-Roch
- Provencal Colorado

10 km away, discover Apt, a town classified as a "Remarkable Taste Site" for the quality of its local products. Capital of candied fruit, it is home to the Maison du Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon.
Points of interest:
Apt
- Fountains, private mansions, squares,
ramparts
- Sainte-Anne cathedral (18th century)
- Sainte-Anne royal chapel
- Clock Tower (16th c.)
- Archaeological museum
- House of the Luberon Regional Natural Park
- Walking tours
- Candied fruits

The return to Manosque is done by the D4100 and D907 roads, passing through Céreste, the first village in the Alpes de Haute-Provence when you arrive from the Vaucluse.
Points of interest:
Céreste
- Saint-Michel church (18th c.)
- Stone houses and facades (15th / 18th c.)
- Fountains, old dovecotes, ancient fords,
caladées streets,
- Roman bridge (Envrême ravine)
- Troglodytic dwellings
- Priory of Carluc
Practical information
  • Route :
    • Distance (km) : 90
    • Daily duration (minutes) : 0
  • Environments :
    • In the country
  • Services :
    • Motorhomes allowed
  • Activities :
    • Tourist routes
Facilities, services, amenities
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area
  • Bathroom/toilets :
    • Public WC

Tarifs

Free access.
Contact
Route du Luberon and Apt country from Manosque
Place de l'Hôtel de ville
04100
Manosque
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French

Map

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Route du Luberon et pays d'Apt depuis Manosque
Place de l'Hôtel de ville
04100
Manosque
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.833679
Longitude : 5.783449