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by Bernhard Mueller
    
France / Provence August / September 2008Adventure Provence - A vacation in the Luberon
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Sault and Mont Ventoux
Vaison-la-Romaine
Avignon
Pont du Gard
Verdon Gorge
Nîmes
Cucuron
L´Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
L´Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is known because it is surrounded practically like an island by canals and the river ´La Sorgue´.

Fontaine-de-Vaclause
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is a municipality in the DĂ©partement Vaucluse. The place is a former residence of the Italian writer Petrarca.

Canyoing on the Sorgue river
The Sorgue with her emerald-green waters and her constant temperature is the ideal area for canoe and kayak driving. From Fontaine de Vaucluse one needs approx. 2 hours for 8 km to L´Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Gordes
Gordes lies on a rock at the south flank of the hill chain ´Monts de Vauclus´ above the valley of the river Coulon opposite the Luberon mountains.

MĂ©nerbes
MĂ©nerbes is walled village on a hilltop in the Luberon mountains. MĂ©nerbes became known since 1990 by the books of Peter Mayle.

Roussillon
The provincial town Roussillon in the DĂ©partement Vaucluse lies at the foot of the Luberon massif. The place above all is known by his sienna-containing red earth.

Bonnieux
Bonnieux lies about 50 km southeast of Avignon at the north slope of the Luberon on a precipitous mountain cone in the Regional Nature Reserve Luberon.

Apt
Apt is small commune in the Vaucluse department of the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur region. The town has a reputation for the centre of the Luberon an lies 50 km north of Aix-en-Provence.

Fort Buoux
The fort Buoux is a fortress ruin in the area of the municipality of Buoux. It is in the north flank of the Grand Luberon mountains

Rustrel
The village Rustrel lies near the city of Apt and is a part of the Regional Nature Reserve Luberon. It is kmown for his multi colour ocher rocks.

Sault and Mont Ventoux
Sault is an old fortified village perched along the top of a high ridge overlooking a wide valley, with large lavender fields. The Mont Ventoux is a 1.912 m high mountain with a top of white stone.

Vaison-la-Romaine
Vaison-la-Romaine lies in the DĂ©partement Vaucluse at a crossroad of antique Roman streets.

Avignon
Avignon is a town in the Provence on the left bank of the RhĂ´ne river. Today the historical Old Town of Avignon is in the world heritage of UNESCO.

Pont du Gard
The Pont du Gard is a Roman aqueduct and counts to the most important been preserved bridge buildings of the antique Roman world.

Verdon Gorge
Canyon du Verdon

Nîmes
Nîmes is an old Roman´s town in the south of France and capital of the Départements Gard. Their number of inhabitants amounts to approx. 150,000

Cucuron
Cucuron lies at the foot of the Grand Luberon and is a typical example of a Provence village: the streets run circularly around the centre with the church and medieval houses