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Rustrel is a pretty and quiet village in Luberon, close to the town of Apt. This charming local town is known for its great little bakery, great food and great wine. Full of Provencal charm, Rustrel is also famous for its beautiful Colorado Provencal, quite unique for the beauty of its landscape. Located between the Monts de Vaucluse and the hill of of Caseneuve, Rustrel is the perfect holiday destination to visit the Provencal villages of Luberon. Have a walk or a bike ride, have a nice meal in one of the excellent restaurants, sit at a terrace and taste the wonderful local wines... enjoy all the beauty of Provence in a quiet and relaxed atmosphere.
Your new surroundings are waiting to be explored! There’s plenty to see and do in the area.
You'll discover a different side to your destination when you venture further afield.
Provencal cooking is a real treat to the taste buds, the sun makes the vegetables grow wonderfully and the olive oil is the key ingredient for most dishes. Everywhere in Provence you will find a lot of seafood dishes, Marseille is particularly popular as the seafood capital. Of course when in Provence dont forget to try those extraordinary cheeses and divine ham.
You cannot leave Provence without visiting one of the wyneries; Château Vignelaure, Château La Coste, Château Léoube, Mas de Cadenet, Clos Mireille-Domaines Ott, Château de Chausse... There is sonething for every taste!
Apart from gazing at lavender fields, you can also visit lavender farms and distilleries, attend lavender festivals at Sault and Valreas, and buy lavender products like oil, essences, perfumes, soap, etc. In Coustellet there is even a Lavender Museum exploring the history of the cultivation of lavender in Provence.
You cannot miss the "Colorado Provencal", great place to hike and see some natural formation. A superb walk through forest leads you to beautiful landscape and awesome orcher cliffs
Les Gorges de Regalon : just beside Merindol, take a wonderful walk through a narrow canyon; the scenery, terrain, and views all make this hike extremely interesting - actually spectacular.
A tour around the Mont Ventoux gives you a different perspective of Provence, from the lavender country round Sault to the west, to the wine country and Roman treasures of Vaison la Romaine in the East, and the beautiful and little-known villages scattered in between.
Greaty number of activities and beautiful spots; you can canoe on the River Agens, or take a trip through the Verdon on an electric boat, cycle on the country roads of Provence or take a horserback ride through the hills...
St Romain church and Chappelle St Roch
The castle was built at the centre of the village and now hosts the town hall.
Every village in Provence was built around a castle or some form of defensive structure, and many of them remain, in differing states, from a few walls to entirely preserved buildings. Some are privately owned and not open to the public, but some can be visited.
Provence is a great destination for a walking vacation. There are trails for people of all abilities, including many hikes which are very suitable for families with younger children.
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