Explore the geopark

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  • Discover the geological heritage of the Luberon Regional Nature Park, UNESCO Global Geopark through major geosites, museums and itineraries.

    Geotourism interactive map

    To help visitors better explore and understand the Luberon area, we have selected 60 geosites within the Geopark which we believe have particularly outstanding features. The geosites offer visitor facilities like parking, information panels and trails.

    Join us on a journey to discover the mosaic of landscapes, villages perched on hilltops, rocks, fossils and other geological curiosities that demonstrate the strong links uniting man to the Earth.

     ‘Chemins des parcs’ trail finder

    www.cheminsdesparcs.fr: an easy way to look for trails in the Luberon Park and the Regional Natural Parks of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

    This website offers a variety of walks and hikes in the Luberon Regional Natural Park but also in the Alpilles, Camargue, Queyras and Verdon Parks.

    On foot, by bike, by mountain bike or on horseback, pick a trail and discover the natural wonders preserved in our park!

    At your own pace, enjoy the mosaic of landscapes, the remarkable fauna and flora of Provence, its hidden rural heritage, from the Mediterranean to the Alps …

    Application mobile Chemins des Parcs 2019

    Practical information (itinerary, distance, difficulty, elevation gain…) and information about the points of interest along the trail are provided. A broad network of trails reveals the charm of the emblematic landscapes of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Parks and the agricultural, artisanal and cultural heritage of the region.

    The www.cheminsdesparcs.fr website has been designed for all audiences – from families, sport amateurs, tourists to residents. In just a few clicks, you can get an overview and route description of a trail.

    A taste of what awaits you

    ‘The Ochre by bike’

    Discover the Ochre Massif – one of the most spectacular landscape features of the Luberon– by bike.

     Download the mobile application “The Ochre by bike”

    The application “The Ochre by bike” for smartphones and tablets was created by the Luberon geopark. This self-guided app will take you on small quiet roads to explore the landscapes of Luberon, its remarkable cultural heritage and the stunning colored outcrops of the ochre massif.

    This application will show you upcoming sites of interest and offers information through a variety of media: videos, audios, texts, quizzes, games, virtual reality…

    Four itineraries on different themes are proposed (ATV recommended):

    • The Roussillon tour: 14.9 km, 2h30. The mining of Ochre : open pit and underground quarries.
    • The Apt tour: 25 km, 3:45. The history of the country of Apt from the deep past to modern times.
    • The Rustrel tour (or shorter variant): 19 km, 2h45 (or 11 km, 2h). The colorado in Provence. The shorter version of this tour is suitable to families and children.
    • The Caseneuve tour: 26.8 km, 3:45. Rocks, fossils, landscapes and men.

     

     

    KEY POINTS

    > Direct link to the geotoursim interactive map: www.parcduluberon.fr/carte-geotouristique

    MORE INFORMATION

    Préparez vos balades et randonnées avec
    www.cheminsdesparcs.fr

    CONTACT US

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

    Photo du bandeau : Petit Luberon © David Datin – Orbisterre

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