Provence towns

delightful destinations close to the Luberon

 

Close to the villages and vineyards of the Luberon are several delightful towns full of diversion and culture, all perfect for a day trip and none more than an hour away

Aix grand house

Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is a city that manages to pull off the trick of being at once elegant and exciting, with a zest for life, its architecture timelessly classical, its populace kept young by a constant flux of students.

The old bridge in Avignon

Avignon

Avignon’s take you back to medieval times and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but also a lively town with the buzz of a world-famous arts festival in the summer.

Night view of Arenes, Arles

Arles

Arles is famous for its Roman remains, which sit smack in the middle of town, and you can see it all on foot: Arles is a compact city that rewards careful exploration.

Aerial view of Les Baux-de-Provence

Les Baux-de-Provence

A spectacular stronghold with winding streets leading to the castle, and with the bonus of the Quarry of Lights attraction at its foot.

Walking through the streets in St-Remy

St-Remy-de-Provence

St Remy, encircled by plane tree-lined roads, is a swish town with chic addresses, full of charm, restaurants and interesting boutiques.