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Roussillon is a true marvel of colors, well known as one of the most beautiful villages in France. The narrow streets of the old town are lined with houses painted in many shades of ocher and red, that shine at sunset. Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, southeastern France.

Roussillon Village, France

Alpilles mountains in France ©LianeM/iStock

Alpilles

Abbey of Senanque and blooming rows lavender flowers. Gordes, Luberon, Vaucluse, Provence, France, Europe. ©Vwalakte/iStock

Abbey of Senanque

Overview of the ruins of the Roman site of Glanum, just south of St Remy de Provence in France. The timeline of Glanum runs from the 6th century BC, its founding, to 27BC, when the Romans acquired it, to 260AD, when the Romans left it.  AdobeRGB colorspace. ©Lucentius/iStock

Ancient ruins of Glanum, France

Red Cliffs in Roussillon (Les Ocres), Provence, France ©Bertl123/iStock

Red Cliffs in Roussillon (Les Ocres), Provence, France

´Cathedrale d´Images´ (Images Cathedral), Les Baux-de-Provence. Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur, France ©José Antonio Moreno/age fotostock

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Stone houses in Bories Village, open-air museum, about 2 to 5 centuries old. Luberon Natural Park, near Gordes village, Vaucluse department, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region. France. ©J. N. Sánchez/age fotostock

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Glanum was a sacred Celtic water sanctuary turned into a religious/military Roman site about 2000 years ago. It was sacked and lost by barbarians in the third century AD. Van Gogh's olive trees grew over part of it. It was rediscovered in the last century and excavated. ©Argiope/iStock

Roman Ruins at Glanum

Source of Sourge river in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse in Provence, France. ©Spooh/iStock

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France

France,Bouches-du-Rhône(13),Massif des Alpilles,parc naturel régional des Alpilles, le plateau de la Caume et la station antenne de télévision, (photo aerienne), ©Gérard Labriet/Photononstop

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Les baux de provence village, France. ©Sigurcamp/iStock

Les baux de provence village, France.

Provence

A weekend in Provence

Get to know the authentic villages of Provence

  • Weekends
  • Nature & Discovery

A tour that will enchant beauty and art de vivre connoisseurs! Between Luberon and Alpilles foothills, this 3-day itinerary will acquaint you with some of the most beautiful villages of Provence. A quintessence of lovely sites, the tour allows you time to stroll around and explore at your own pace. In fact, taking your time is the essence of this trip.

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Day 1 - Avignon - Les Baux-de-Provence

Forty kilometres from Avignon, perched on a rock, Baux-de-Provence commands a fine panorama over the Alpilles, Luberon, Mont Ventoux and Cévennes. A former fortress and historic houses blend into the extraordinary rocky landscape. Nature lovers will be in seventh heaven in the heart of the Alpilles Regional Park (don’t miss La Caume plateau) before tacking back to spend the evening at Baux-de-Provence.

MyTripTailor advice : Book in advance for a show at the Carrières de Lumières.

  • Distance : 30 km
  • Duration : 0h39

Day 2 - Les Baux-de-Provence - Gordes / Roussillon / Venasque

Head to one of the highlights of Luberon, Gordes. Clinging to the hills of the Vaucluse plateau, it is home to the historic Bories village and Sénanque abbey. Also explore the delightful village of Roussillon, whose distinctive ochre colours offer a spectacular introduction to the Ochre Trail. Venasque, one of the most beautiful villages of France, is well worth exploring.

MyTripTailor advice : Not far from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, discover the Roman ruins of the Antiques plateau or hop up to the rocky outcrop of Ménerbes.

  • Distance : 76 km
  • Duration : 1h39

Day 3 - Gordes / Roussillon / Venasque - Avignon

You will adore the former medieval city of Venasque and its exquisite squares adorned with fountains. Don’t miss its 11C baptistery (one of France’s oldest religious edifices). Back on the road to Avignon, capital of the popes in the 14C. In 1995, the Papal Palace and its emblematic Saint-Bénezet bridge became a UNESCO world heritage site.

MyTripTailor advice : North of Venasque, towards Mont Ventoux, don’t miss the impressive Castellaras viewpoint.

  • Distance : 55 km
  • Duration : 1h18

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