Friday, January 26, 2007

Perched villages of the Luberon

On one of our discovery days we will go on the exploration of the picturesque perched villages of the Luberon. The Luberon hills are home to a string of pretty villages. Author Peter Mayle in his series of books about Provence ("Bonjour Provence"; "Toujours Provence") etc.. wrote humoursly about his experience living in the hills of Provence. Gordes is a lovely village with his share of tourists especially in summer. From the top of the village you can get pretty views of the surrounding countryside. Also of interest is the village of Roussillon because of its unique russet color. The stones for its building come from the local ochre colored quarries. Bonnieux, Menerbes, Lourmarin are also picture-postcard perched villages worth a stop.