Favorite Villages in the Lubéron, Episode 477

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Category: Provence

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On today's episode of the podcast, Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin talk about their favorite villages in the Lubéron. They've both visited on different occasions in 2022 and 2023 and enjoyed it greatly. There are a few more we mention in Episode 398 and 400

If you've been reading about this part of France, you know that Provence is chock full of wonderful destinations. So many that you probably won't have time to see all of them! Our goal in this episode is to help you select the must-sees among a long list of beautiful places.

We also help you decide what is realistic to visit on a given day.  Also, it's a fact that some places are so popular that it's best to avoid certain days. Take note or get frustrated trying to find a place to park! Because, yes, you will need a car to visit the Lubéron.

Annie and Elyse Reveal their 6 Favorite Villages in the Lubéron

The Lubéron is known for its scenic landscapes and timeless charm. This is where you can find villages that embody the quintessential Provençal spirit. Each village, with its unique character and history, offers a glimpse into the rich tapestry of culture and tradition that Provence is celebrated for.

From the hilltop splendor of Gordes, with its commanding views and sun-kissed stone buildings, to the unique and ancient stone huts of Les Bories, they unravel the stories that these places hold.

The journey continues to the colorful earth tones of Roussillon, where the ochre cliffs paint a striking landscape.

Further, explore the intriguing past of Lacoste, marked by the legacy of the infamous Marquis de Sade, and wander through the cobblestone alleys of Oppède le Vieux, a village that whispers tales of its medieval past.

And last but not least, experience the allure of Ménerbes, a village that epitomizes the Provençal way of life, celebrated in literature and known for its artistic soul and vineyard-clad surroundings. Click play and join us!


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Discussed in this Episode

  • Gordes
  • Les Bories
  • Abbaye de Sénanque
  • Roussillon
  • Lacoste
  • Oppède le Vieux
  • Ménerbes
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