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.