Discovering Provence by bike means traveling between perched villages and olive groves, taking the time to sit down and admire poppies and French broom, breathing in the aromatic herbs along the paths, and tasting fresh almonds, cherries, honey and AOC wines. Using little-used small roads, the tour created by Relais & Châteaux in partnership with Ride & More offers a singular, intimate and sensorial approach to one of the most beautiful regions of France.
Enjoy a short ride around Joucas to warm up. ... Learn moreless
1988 was the year that the wines of the Luberon first received AOC status (then called "Côtes du Luberon"). These vineyards are located in the southernmost part of the Rhone Valley, and cover an area of approximately 8,400 acres. Between Cavaillon and Apt, almost half of the region's production is...Read More less
You've only just started out, but if your trip ended right here, it would already leave you with wonderful memories! Between June and July, by following the D177, a steep and narrow road, to the bottom of a lost canyon, you’ll find lavender fields blooming with color in front of the Abbey of Sénanque....Read More less
Perched on a rocky spur, the small village of Ménerbes first appears as a mirage from afar. You’ll need to cross the vineyards and tackle a steep road to reach its center. In the Place de l'Horloge, all your tiredness will disappear as you take in the 360-degree panoramic view that has seduced many...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. With its breathtaking views of the Luberon valley, this Provencal farmhouse is the perfect place to relax. Witness unforgettable sunsets to the song of chirping cicadas from the terraces of the mas with its sun-bleached walls. The Mas des Herbes Blanches is set around a magnificent pool, surrounded by cypresses, olive trees, mediterranean pines and palm trees. From here, discover the charms of the Vaucluse, with its watermills, windmills and dry stone huts – a beautiful part of the world that has seduced and inspired a number of great artists including Marc Chagall, Serge Poliakoff and Victor Vasarely as a living painting. ... Learn moreless
Starting in the 19th century, this region built part of its fame on the industrialization of ochre. Many quarries were mined for this natural earth pigment. Although sculpted by the human hands, these landscapes have also been sculpted by the wind and the rain, creating "fairy chimneys", among canyons...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. Located between Roussillon and Gordes, Le Phébus is a mas, steeped in history, where the rooms overlook the tranquil water of their private swimming pools. Rebuilt on remains dating back to the medieval knights of the Order of Malta, this is a jewel of a hotel and the perfect place to take shelter when the mistral wind blows across the garrigue. Its location is ideal to explore the Luberon, and the Carita Spa is the perfect place to relax with treatments based on lavender essential oils. In the restaurant, the traditional cuisine breathes new life into ancient Provencal recipes and offers a superb “soupe au pistou”, a regional vegetable soup with garlic and basil. ... Learn moreless
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Hotel and restaurant in a vineyard. Located on a hill overlooking a winery estate, the Coquillade Village boasts exceptional views of the Luberon and Mont Ventoux. This charming hamlet includes six residences, the oldest dating back to the 11th century. Experience a blend of authenticity and ecology in the heart of the vineyards. Savour either gourmet modern or traditional cuisine, and delight the palate with vintages from the Aureto vineyard. Cycling enthusiasts can discover the countryside at their own pace. Lovers of Provence and fans of wine or wide-open spaces will be truly enchanted with the serenity and well-being to be found in this idyllic setting. ... Learn moreless
It is in this part of southern Luberon that Claude Berri filmed the adaptation of Pagnol's works in 1985: "Jean de Florette" and "Manon des Sources". Not only will you recognize the fountain square in the village of Mirabeau where card games and pétanque are played, but also the church in Ansouis,...Read More less
La Tour Philippe, whose crenellated top stands out above the tree tops, was built in 1888 in the heart of the splendid Cedar Forest by a slightly crazy artist who wanted to "see the sea". Unfortunately, Philippe Audibert died before his tower was high enough to fulfill his dream. It is not open to the...Read More less
Carved into the limestone massif by the river Aiguebrun, Lourmarin Valley is a beautiful setting for cycling and other outdoor activities. Running alongside the river, the road meanders through the wooded gorges, marking the divide between the two halves of the Luberon massif. Some sections are dominated...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the country. In the heart of the Luberon Regional Nature Park, stop and enjoy a break at Domaine de Fontenille. Worthy of a novel by Giono or Pagnol, this mansion wrapped in cedars and century-old olive trees is a celebration of the charm and magnetism of the Provençal countryside, the perfect setting to experience French art de vivre. Elegantly combining period details and craftsmanship, the property’s decor draws inspiration as much from family homes full of keepsakes as from the contemporary art centre in its former cellar — original works adorn the nineteen rooms and suites overlooking the park, which include an old wash house converted into a romantic little den. Le Champ des Lunes, the Michelin-starred restaurant of chef Michel Marini, adds to the magic of this place, as do the spa and the centuries-old vineyard and kitchen garden that are open to the public. ... Learn moreless
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.