The Luberon Valley


This national park lies within the boundries of the Vaucluse, a “departement” in the province of Provence. The Luberon is the “heart” of Provence and distinct from the more famous Cote d’Azur. It is defined by the Durance River on the south and the range of mountains known as the Petit Luberon in the west which grows into the Grand Luberon range to the east. The valley is bounded on the north by the Vaucluse mountains.

About the Luberon

The valley itself, as part of the mission of the park, is primarily agricultural with fields of wheat, vineyards, fruit and olive trees. Up in the hills are fields of true lavender that can only grow at higher altitudes.

Abbey de Senanque - Gordes