About our geopark

Nestled in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, the Luberon UNESCO Global Geopark is located nearby the cities of Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille. The Geopark territory corresponds to the area of the Luberon Regional Nature Park.

  • Country: France
  • Region: Provence – Alpes – Côte d’Azur
  • Departments: Vaucluse (84) and Alpes-de Haute-Provence (04)
  • Municipalities: 85 included in the geopark

The Luberon Regional Nature Park is a protected area that pursue the objectives of sustainable ecological, economic and social development.

    • La Maison du Parc in Apt

The headquarter of the geopark is the house of the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon.

In the historic center of Apt, the Maison du Parc du Luberon welcomes you in a mansion of the eighteenth century.
The permanent exhibition of Geology Museum presents a rich collection of fossils showing the geological history of the Luberon.

    • La Thomassine, Maison de la Biodiversité in Mansoque

With its 4-hectare orchard and its 5 000 m2 vegetable garden, la Thomassine is a living museum of forgotten plants and the place to discover wild and domestic biodiversity. Its collection includes a 12 000-tree orchard-conservatory with 290 old fruit-tree varieties and a vegetable garden with dozens of varieties.

    • Le château de l’Environnement in Buoux

The castle of the Environment, owned by Park, hosts students every year who come to discover the Luberon nature heritage with education professionals. More than 200 classes per year participate to the annual educational program of the Park on environment, geology, energy, waste, water, and history topics. Many actions are also conducted for the general public such as guided tours, exhibitions and conferences.

Discover, visit …

APT
Geology Museum, Maison du Parc

Geology Museum, Maison du Parc in Apt
© PNRL - Stéphane Legal

Maison du Parc
84400 Apt
Phone +33 (0)4 90 04 42 00

APT
Salignan windmill

Wind mill of Salignan
© AVECC - Hervé Vincent

Maison du Parc
84400 Apt
Phone +33 (0)4 90 04 42 00

APT
Museum of Apt

Ochre exploitation at the Museum of Apt
© Ville d'Apt

Phone +33 (0)4 90 74 95 30

VIENS
Fossil footprint slab

visit of the fossil footprint slab of Viens
© PNRL - Stéphane Legal

Maison du Parc
84400 Apt
Phone +33 (0)4 90 04 42 00

CABRIERES-D’AIGUES
Geological trail

Geologic discovery trail of Cabrières-d’Aigues
© AVECC - Hervé Vincent

Village
GPS : 43.784115, 5.498096

VACHERES
Pierre Martel Museum: paleontology, archeology

Vachères Museum
© PNRL - Stéphane Legal

04110 Vachères
Phone +33 (0)4 92 75 62 15

ROUSSILLON
Ôkhra, Mathieu Ochre factory

Ôkhra,former factory Mathieu in Roussillon
© Philippe Durand

84220 Roussillon
GPS : 43.895928, 5.305698
Phone +33 (0)4 90 05 66 69
info@okhra.com
Conservatoire des ocres et de la couleur

GARGAS
Bruoux mines

Bruoux mines, Gargas
© Philippe Durand

84400 Gargas
GPS : 43.90779, 5.345809
Phone + 33(0)4 90 06 22 59
accueil@minesdebruoux.fr
www.minesdebruoux.fr

KEY POINTS

Country: France
Region: Provence – Alpes – Côte d’Azur
Departments: Vaucluse (84) and Alpes-de Haute-Provence (04)
Municipalities: 85 included in the geopark

MORE INFORMATION

Learning centers within the geopark:
> The geology museum at la Maison du Parc, Apt
> The Environement Castle, Buoux
> La Maison de la Biodiversité, Manosque

CONTACT US

Maison du Parc
60, place Jean Jaurès – 84400 Apt
> send an e-mail
> 04 90 04 42 00

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