Named after the mountain range running east-west between Cavaillon and Manosque, the Luberon is a part of Provence with hilltop villages, vineyards, ancient abbeys and mile after mile of fragrant lavender fields.

It's a rural, traditional region, where the good things of life – particularly fine food and wine – are part of the way of life. Nearly every village hosts its own weekly market, packed with stalls selling local specialties, especially olive oil, honey, lavender and goat cheese.

The Luberon is blessed with the soft climate typical of the Mediterranean.

It is a favourite destination for French high society and British and American visitors because of the pleasant and picturesque towns and villages, comfortable way of life, agricultural wealth, historical and cultural associations and hiking trails.

The cities of Aix-en-Provence, Avignon and Marseille are close by and offer additional social and cultural opportunities.

The region is well connected through the Airport of Marseille, the Gare TGV in Avignon and the A7 motorway.