After a one to two hour drive (depending on the location) from Martigues, is the Luberon. It is a haven of peace that enjoys
picturesque villages, colorful markets with summer flavors, but also vineyards and lavender fields
out of sight ; an impressive diversity of landscapes that will not leave anyone indifferent. In order to take advantage
full of the richness of the natural heritage of the Luberon, many activities are offered,
meeting everyone's expectations and tastes!
Naturally, walking is the first way to visit this territory which has a very large number of
hiking trails for all levels. To exert yourself, to discover the cultural heritage
and history, to reconnect with nature or to explore the heights of forest massifs, all
there are good reasons to visit the Luberon ! Another solution to discover the territory
is to enjoy the incredible bike routes.
You will cross bucolic roads, in the very heart of Provence, between vineyards, olive trees
and poppies, passing through mythical villages: this is an almost essential activity
to explore the Luberon and its natural heritage at your own pace. Obviously, other activities exist
and allow you to fully experience the Luberon experience: horseback riding, climbing, walking in company
of a donkey, hot air balloon flight, or even paragliding ... Everyone will find what they are looking for!
The Luberon is also rich in natural curiosities: fields of tulips, Osages orange trees, hill
Saint-Maxime, Asper cliff, cultivation of lavender and lavandin, etc. The magic of Provence operates
as soon as our eyes fall on these splendid landscapes. To be sure not to miss anything, you must not
hesitate to take the most famous tourist routes such as the Gorges du Verdon route or the road
Lavender from the Valensole plateau, which will instantly immerse you in a typically Provençal decor
that many vacationers dream of! At the heart of this territory are many museums, tourist sites
and monuments - not to mention the picturesque villages - which are essential stops for those who wish
learn more about the historical, cultural and natural heritage of this place.
Are you more of a museum ? Visit the lavender or bee museum in Valensole, or the ecomuseum
vines and wine in Pierrevert; rather discovery of local products ? Do not miss the visits to the honey house
the beehives of the Bastide de Castel or Occitane, or the guided tours of the Safran producer
and aromas of Verdon or those of the orchards and gardens of Thomassine ...
It's a real journey between tradition and modernity ! From Martigues, the richness of the Luberon heritage,
the diversity of its leisure activities and the nuance of the colors of its landscapes are within reach.