The massif of Luberon is a mountainous massif little high that stretches from East to West, between the departments of Vaucluse and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, in France.
The denomination of the massif is anterior of the beginning of the Christian Era (Louerionos) and changes into Luberon (or Lubéron according to a contested written form) starting from the XVIIIth century.
The massif, including especially the mountains of Big and Little Luberon, is 60km high and around 5km large, and its summit is Le Mourre Nègre (black face) particularly visible from the south. Circled summit that rises at 1125m of altitude, in the Big Luberon.
The hydrology of the relief includes several rivers and streams, and only one stretch of water in the south side, the pond of La Bonde. Composed by stones from the Mesozoic era and the Tertiary era, mainly limestone, the massif is rich in fossils from the end of the Mesozoic era, and contains many quarries.
The massif is located at the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Luberon, and became an emblematic place of the High Provence, between the departments of Vaucluse and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (region Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur). It is reputed beyond the border of France.
Four cities developed themselves around it: Apt at the North, Cavaillon at the West, Pertuis at the South and Manosque at the East.
You would like to hike to Le Mourre Nègre? 750m of slope, 16km. Here is a suggestion of itinerary starting from Cabrières d’Aigues or Cucuron…
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Restrictions during summer, information available at the Tourist Office: 04 90 07 50 29.
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