9.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Aix en Provence or Marseille.
Start your journey by visiting Ménerbes. This superb little village in the Luberon is considered to be one of the finest in France. The Dolmen de la Pichouno (unique to the Vaucluse) shows that Ménerbes has been inhabited since prehistoric times. You can admire the imposing citadel built between the 12th and 16th centuries and visit the Domaine de la Citadelle and its unique corkscrew museum! Nicolas de Staël and Picasso both owned houses in Ménerbes and they have since been joined by other famous artists, musicians, comedians and writers.
Continue with your trip and visit Gordes. Due to its privileged position, its exceptional charm and its typical architecture, Gordes has been listed as “one of the most beautiful villages in France”. Here you may want to visit the Abbaye of Senanque which remains one of the purest examples of Romanesque Cistercian architecture. You can also visit the Bories Village, where the beautiful dry-stone huts present architecture directly connected to the nature of the ground. Enjoy lunch at leisure and continue the trip to Roussillon.
Situated in the heart of one of the biggest ochre sites in the world, Roussillon is famous for its magnificent red cliffs and ochre quarries. The vivid blue of the Provencal sky and the exceptional quality of light make this a magical site. Here you will visit the former ochre quarries and walk along the ochre pathways.
6.00 pm: Return to your hotel in Aix en Provence or Marseille.