Bordered by the River Durance to the south and the hills of Vaucluse to the north, the region is one of great natural diversity with the charm of mid-altitude mountains and the balmy air of the South of France, making it an excellent destination for outdoor holidays.
The Luberon is criss-crossed by several GR hiking paths, also suitable for mountain bikes and horses, which allow you to explore both parts of the hills : Petit Luberon and Grand Luberon. These paths lead to hillside villages like Ménerbes and Gordes, typical of Mediterranean Provence with amazing tall houses built to accommodate both people and animals.
The Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon encompasses the whole region, allowing flora and fauna to proliferate and be protected, making it particularly attractive for outdoor activity enthusiasts who can explore the region at the same time. Heritage devotees are not forgotten with enduring gastronomic traditions like truffles and several AOC wines, and historical sites such as old silkworm farms and quarries.
Last but not least, the four towns of the region, Apt, Cavaillon, Pertuis and Manosque, all have a myriad of historic buildings and cultural attractions which illustrate the important role played by the region, at the intersection of several different cultures, in the history of the South of France. Speaking of which, it is one of the main reasons why the Luberon region is one of the most popular places for British second homes.