Villages of the Luberon & Olive Oil Tasting Half Day Trip from Aix en Provence (shared)
Visit two Luberon villages Classified as Most Beautiful in France
Scenic drive in the stunning Southern Luberon area of Provence
Visit a local Olive Oil producing domain, tasting included
Taste at least 5 different Olive Oils of the region
Why take this tour?
- 08:50am Meet at the Aix en Provence Tourism Office
- 09:00am Depart from Aix en Provence
- 10:00am Arrive in Lourmarin
- 11:00am Arrive at Olive Oil Domaine
- 11:45am Arrive at Ansouis Village
- 12:25am Depart from Ansouis village
- 01:00am Arrive in Aix en Provence
Upon arrival at the meeting point, you will be welcomed by your English speaking guide who will be waiting with a sign bearing the name of the tour and with the Ophorus logo on it. Also, all our guides have a nominative badge so that it will be easy for you to recognize them.
The Luberon is without a doubt one of the most exquisite destinations in Provence. A small mountain range of the pre-alps, the area was declared a Regional Natural Park in 1977. What makes the Luberon region so attractive is the landscape with its rocky canyons, ridgelines, hilltop villages and towns surrounded by Olive trees, lavender fields and vineyards. Your half day tour today will take you to some of the best rated Luberon Villages that are classified as some of the most beautiful villages in France.
After your departure from Aix en Provence and a short drive, arrive in the village of Lourmarin. Unlike the more crowded hilltop villages of the Luberon, Lourmarin is set in plain and is easily accessible to all visitors. Upon arrival, follow your guide through the narrow streets of the village for a short walking tour. Highlights of the tour include the 17th century Private Mansion of Philippe de Girad, the numerous fountains that are scattered across the village, the 17th century belfry or the Protestant Temple that is the largest in the Vaucluse area.
After the visit of Lourmarin and a scenic drive, reach a local Olive Oil mill. Here, your guide will explain all there is to know about how local Olive Oil is produced from harvest to press using the cold extraction procedure. Once the process of Olive Oil making has been explained, it will be time for you to taste a minimum of 5 different Olive Oils. Here, it as all about color, texture, aromas and flavors. This commented tasting will enable you to make the difference between Olive Oils obtained from Green fruity olives, ripe fruits or matured ones.
Once the Olive Oil tasting is over, we will take you to the authentic village of Ansouis. Far from the crowds that flock in the other touristy villages of Gordes or Bonnieux, Ansouis has remained authentic and was justly proclaimed as one of the most beautiful villages of France in 1999. The village is typical or the area with its stone houses and narrow streets. For a stunning view over the valley, your guide will lead you to the top of the village where the Castle of Ansouis still stands. Along the way you will discover the 13th century church of Saint-Martin, medieval houses, ornate fountains and intricate doorways. For those of you that would rather relax to soak up on the Provence atmosphere, why not take some time at the local pastry shop know for its home made Sainte-Delphine or Mont-Ventoux pastries.
Visit of Lourmarin Village
Visit of Olive Oil domaine & tasting
Visit of Ansouis Village
Travel in premium A/C vehicle
Wifi in the minivan
Entrance fees unless mentioned
Personal insurance & expenses
Meals & drinks
Gratuities for the guide
Things to know
Before you book
Tour requires minimum 2 passengers (adults) to operate
If minimum numbers are not reached we will reschedule or refund your tour
Prices are per person
Before you go
Please be ready 15 minutes before arrival time
Tour is operated in English
Small group option, maximum 8 persons
Tour is not wheelchair accessible
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund
Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund
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