Best of Provence in Style

Enjoy quintessential Provence on this self-guided walking and discovery tour in France’s iconic sun-drenched south. Walk from hilltop village to hilltop village through scenery which inspired many of Van Gogh’s most famous paintings. Walk to the magnificent Abbaye de Sénanque, the emblem of Provence and a working monastery steeped in history. Browse the outdoor markets of the captivating hilltop towns of Bonnieux, Gordes and Roussillon, taking in the sounds, scents and hand-made products of this great French tradition. Stay in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and visit the Abbaye that Van Gogh called home. Wander the town—another Provençal gem brimming with sunny outdoor terraces and bright flowering window boxes. Indulge in an al-fresco meal of fresh goat’s cheese salad, drizzled with honey and served with a delicious crusty baguette. Wash it down with a glass of red wine or an aniseed flavored ’pastis’, relax and watch the world go by.

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updated on: April 18, 2019
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April 16, 2019
easy
13.9 km
4:00 h
285 m
198 m
A pleasant walk along quiet country roads, forest trails and a quiet cycle path from Goult back to Bonnieux, via the hilltop town of Lacoste. 
by Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Vaucluse

Bonnieux to Roussillon

April 15, 2019
easy
13.4 km
4:00 h
194 m
215 m
Walk to the town of Roussillon on a mixture of quiet country roads and forest trails. Highlights include the ancient Pont Julien and the ochre ...
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by Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Le Sentier des Ocres

December 22, 2017
easy
1.4 km
1:00 h
69 m
51 m
A short but very dramatic walk along the footpath called the "Sentier des Ocres", the site of the former ochre quarries of Roussillon.
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by Fiona Marshall,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Vaucluse

Roussillon to Gordes

April 15, 2019
easy
12.4 km
3:30 h
250 m
223 m
A relaxing walk from hilltop village to hilltop village via Joucas, a sleepy hamlet and artist's paradise. 
by Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure
Hiking trail · Vaucluse

Gordes Loop Walk

April 15, 2019
easy
9.3 km
3:15 h
244 m
245 m
This walk takes you around the lovely countryside surrounding Gordes. The views over the village from the Southwest as you leave the village, and ...
by Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure
April 16, 2019
easy
3.1 km
1:00 h
125 m
100 m
A short walk to the famous Abbaye de Senanque. 
by Sarah Stone,   Macs Adventure