La Combe de Lourmarin
From Bonnieux, the Luberon mountain seems like a giant barrier on our way to Lourmarin on the south side...
But in fact there is a passage, called La Combe de Lourmarin, a 10km sineous gorge worth the drive in itself.
At the highest point, you can stop and then take a walk in the pine forest which grows on top.
You don't have to rush if you have taken the precaution to book your table chez Reine Sammut at la Feniere for what can possibly be one of the best meals of your life!
After lunch, leisurely stroll the streets of the village and visit the many art galleries offering great paintings and other treasures.
You will need to cover only 40kms down to Aix afterwards, so enjoy with no moderation!
Another charming village before we cross the Durance river and its adjacent canal which provides the region with water for irrigation and keeps the fruit and vegetables growers happy all year round and us supplied with wonderful produce to cook with or be regaled with once prepared by the talented local chefs.
The Durance River
You could also choose to stay on the northern side of the river and go through Pertuis.
Both routes eventually join the A61 freeway down to Aix
Aix-en-Provence - Le Cours Mirabeau
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