The Luberon Region is home to five of the most beautiful villages in France: Ansouis, Gordes, Lourmarin, Roussillon and, of course, Menerbes. They are all located within an hour’s drive of La Bastide du Tinal. Overlooking the vineyards and lavender fields from the rocky hills, these Provencial villages are like none you have seen. With their narrow streets, cool fountains and picturesque squares, a photo opportunity awaits you in each one. Other nearby villages which make up the Luberon Region include: Bonnieux, Lacost, Oppede le Vieux, and Goult. Also nearby, after crossing the bridge of the Durance in Cavaillon, explore further the entirety of what constitutes Provence: Saint-Remy de Provence, the archaeological site of Glanum (the birthplace of Nostradamus), Centre D’Art Presence Van Gogh, the St. Paul Mausol cloister, Les Bauxde-Provence, the castle, the Val d’Enfer, the Carrieres de Lumieres. Explore the Alpilles with the mill of Alphonse Daudet in Fontvieille, Maussane Alpilles, Eygalieres, and a little further – the busier Aix en Provence and the creeks of Cassis.



During July and August, the Luberon region offers a wide-variety of festivals and concerts that will please  everyone. In addition to the famous arts festival «Festival d’Avignon» and the equally well-known opera festival «Chorégie d’Orange», the Luberon region surprises its visitors with many magical events under its star-filled sky.



Provencal markets have been the central gathering place of locals for centuries. We are proud to honour our ancestors by continuing this tradition. True to their reputation, the local markets provide the
best that Provence has to offer: colourful fruits and vegetables, flavory herbs (including the famous «Herbes de Provence»), freshly pressed olive oil, jams, fabulous table linens, colourful clothing, soap and fresh, pure, local lavender extract.



For outdoor enthusiasts, the area offers many opportunities to explore this wonderful region: bike up Mt Ventoux, climb the mythical cliffs of Buoux, golf at Pont Royal Golf, canoe on the Sorgue River or ride a horse.