Luberon: A treat for all your senses
Enjoy two weeks in the beautiful Luberon area of Provence
June 13 – 27 2020
* Give yourself an unforgettable, meaningful, and transformative experience
* Delight in the flavors, scents, sights, and sounds of this magical region
* Share moments of joy, laughter, awe, discovery, sacredness, silliness with other Kindred Voyagers
Ready for an outing
We will stay either at a maison de village in the heart of a charming medieval village, or in a lovely countryside villa. From there, we will explore the many and varied nearby wonders of the Luberon Region. Most are only a short distance away.
Since we are a very small group, choices will be made according to the weather (usually very good, 300 days of sunshine on average), open-air market days in some favorite villages, local happenings, etc.
Step into the past. Explore. Be in wonder. Some of the things you will experience:
- Numerous medieval villages, including: Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Ménerbes, Village des Bories.
- A 12th century abbey, and cathedrals.
- The breathtaking sight and sound in Les Carrières de Lumière following a visit to the unique Château des Baux de Provence.
- Panoramic nature trails, or charming historic trails leading from one medieval village to the other.
- Store held local farm goods, open air farmer’s markets in medieval villages, olive mills.
- A must visit to the charming town of Cassis, either enjoying the Calanques by boat or by foot. Either way or both, you will experience stunning and dramatic landscapes.
- Isle sur la Sorgue, the Venice of Provence, famous for its antique markets and its market days. La Collegiale Notre Dame des Anges in the center of the “vieille ville” was a Collegial church in 1222. Surrounded by a maze of canals, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has many ancient water wheels as well as many pedestrian streets with a very wide variety of shops of all kinds. And most are interspersed with terrace cafés and restaurants.
- La Sainte Baume, where Mary Magdalene devoted herself to prayer and solitary contemplation during the last 30 years of her life.
- And much more…
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Famous Dishes of Provence
- enjoy aioli, tapenade, anchoïade, pistou, which is the Provençal equivalent of pesto
- taste saucisson d’Arles
- sample the best olives and olive oil
- discover wild fresh herbs while taking a hike in nature
And… Ahh! the calissons d’Aix from Aix en Provence, delicate sweets that are shaped like a petal and consist of a delicious almond fruit paste topped with icing et le nougat from Montélimar, les fruits confits (candied fruits) from Apt.
Some of the wine choices in Provence are le côtes-du-rhône, le châteauneuf-du-pape, muscat de beaumes-de-venise, le rasteau, côtes-de-provence (red or rosé). and the pastis as an apéritif, a ritual in Provence after a day of work.
How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?
— Charles de Gaulle
(That was in the 1960’s. Now it is more like 450 different kinds.)
Don’t postpone France!
2 week stay | $3,900*
1 week stay | $2,600*
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* Prices do not include airfare or transportation expenses to the site. Accommodations are limited to 6 people. Reservations are available on a first come first served basis and require a non-refundable $750 deposit to hold the space. Balance of the tour payment is due 2 months prior to departure to guarantee space. Single travelers that do not wish to share a room with another traveler will be charged an additional $250 service fee for a private room. No refund is available on or after travel dates have started.