"The Luberon" applies to a range of mountains running about 55 km between Cavaillon and Manosque, and a regional park, the Parc Régional du Luberon. The western end of the range is called the Petit Luberon and the eastern end is the Grand Luberon. The two parts are divided by the beautiful Combe de Lourmarin that cuts across the mountains from Bonnieux and Lourmarin. Geologically, the Luberon range extends west to the Chaine des Alpilles.

Also:  | Alpilles | Dentelles-de-Montmirail | Luberon | Mont Ventoux |

Nearby: | Apt | Bonnieux | Buoux Fort | Cavaillon | Cereste | Lacoste | Manosque | Menerbes | Oppede | Pont Julien |

The Luberon is a beautiful region for visiting, by car, foot, bicycle or horse. The mountains and forests are beautiful. There are scores of lovely, ancient villages, many with castles, forts, ruins, towers, and other geographical and historical sites. This is a region for the dry-stone bories that link the present with the past.

The Parc Régional du Luberon roughly follows the mountain range east-west, but extends out further north-south, bounded by the Durance (south) and Calavon (north) river valleys. This is a regional park, not national, and the boundaries follow some unusual contortions to meet the political and economic needs of the local communes.

Information Contacts

Parc National Regional du Luberon
Apt - 84400
      60 place Jean-Jaurès
      Tel: 04 90 04 42 00; Fax: 04 90 04 81 15
Buoux - 84480
      Col du Pointu
      Tel: 04 90 74 02 37
Comité Departemental de Tourisme de Vaucluse
La Balance- Place Campana
B.P. 147
84008 Avignon CEDEX
Tel: 04 90 86 43 42; Fax: 04 90 86 86 08
Service Officiel des Guides de Provence
Tel: 04 90 85 88 20; Fax: 04 90 07 59 72
Sud Luberon Tourisme
Le Chateau
La Tour d'Aigue - 84240
Tel: 04 90 07 30 00
Horloge des Neiges ou Festivites
Tel: 04 90 82 69 00
Relais Departemental des Gites de France (Réservations)
Tel: 04 90 85 45 00
Service Departemental des Meubles de Tourisme
Tel: 04 90 86 43 42
Association Departementale des Logis de France
Tel: 04 90 86 43 42
Reservation Hoteliere - Accueil - Change "Vaucluse Tourisme Hebergement"
Hall de Gare SNCF
Avignon
Tel: 90 82 05 81; Fax: 90 86 54 77
Automobile Club Vauclusien
185 route des Rémouleurs
Z.I. de Courtine 84000 Avignon
Tel: 04 90 86 28 71

Transportation Luberon Mountains

Bus

Bus information is given the Travel-Bus page.


Sports

Cycling

The Luberon en Vélo cycling path runs 100 km between Cavaillon, Apt and Forcalquier.

Hiking

• Petit Luberon. The GR6 and GR97 (Grande Randonnée) trails cross the Petit Luberon at the western end of the range. Both trails go north from the Luberon at the village of Robion, up past Lagnes.
• Where the GR6 crosses the Petit Luberon and continues on south, the GR97 traverses the southern slopes all the way to Lourmarin. Other hiking trails follow along the top of the ridge, and connect the ridge with the villages along the northern and southern boundaries.
• Grand Luberon. The GR9 and its variations traverse the Grand Luberon from, roughly, the villages of Lourmarin and Buoux in the west to Montfuron and La Bastide-des-Jourdans in the east. Again, the main trails follow along the top of the mountain range, with branching trails going up and down the slopes.

• Latitude, Longitude: 43.889681, 4.679645