Aix-en-Provence and its surroundings

Avignon and the Luberon

The trail around the villages and châteaux of the Luberon will lead you to, among other places, the imposing ruins of the Château at La Tour d’Aigues, then on to the castle at Lourmarin before arriving at Apt, capital of candied fruit.

Roussillon and its ochre quarries, Gordes, the village of the bories, and the enchanting Sénanque Abbey are all great places to discover before you head off to the Isle sur la Sorgue, the largest antiques centre in south-eastern France.

From there Avignon awaits. The installation of the popes in Avignon in the 14th century left its mark on the town’s history. The ramparts, the Popes’ Palace and the Bridge (made famous in the song “Sur le pont d’Avignon”) all date back to Medieval times.

Excursions from Aix-en-Provence