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Sentier Vigneron d'Oppede

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Sentier Vigneron d'Oppede

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worldtraveler117 wrote a review Aug 2018
Kernoues, France19 contributions24 helpful votes
We Encountered the path quite by accident doing VTT in the Luberon . We followed several of those paths and we met every time charming and so welcoming professionals who took the time to have a little chat, tell us more about the way they do their job and from time to time offered us a glass of wine. We came back a few days later and bought more than a few cases which we consumed in the next four weeks in Our villa with friends and brought some with us in London. More professionals should do that to promote their people and get the tourists directly in contact with the people
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Frank309 wrote a review Aug 2017
Elmhurst, Illinois46 contributions33 helpful votes
The hike up through the ruined streets of Oppede le Vieux, the old city, was like stepping into a movie or a fantasy. The ancient crumbling stone buildings surrounded by trees, the narrow winding paths and stone staircases, the beautiful church and decrepit fort at the top, the spectacular view - it's all very lovely and evocative. It's amazing that this old village is so untouched. It almost seems like the entire place should be an archaeological site, but as it is, it's just got a wonderful sense of history mixed with decay. Walking up to the top was a very unique experience.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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ToursJones wrote a review Apr 2017
United Kingdom456 contributions37 helpful votes
The ancient, largely ruined village of Oppede le Vieux is found up the mountainside beyond the modern village of Oppede on the plain. It is worth a visit to enjoy the lovely walk up from the parking area, along wooded pathways to the pretty place at the centre of this little village. Depending on the time of year a cafe might be open. Then the steeper section begins on winding pathways through the ruins up to the church. Care needs to be taken on uneven paths and over rocks. The reward is a lovely church in a remote setting with a panoramic view over the valley below and northwards across the Luberon to Mont Ventoux in the far distance. On a wintery day in January we had the whole place to ourselves.
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Date of experience: January 2017
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Moments4Life wrote a review Jul 2016
Highland Village, Texas1194 contributions304 helpful votes
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What seems to have started as a wine trail review has morphed into a review about roaming the old abandoned village. Knowing how it is sometimes pointless to try add the correct attraction name, I'll just join in on this site :-) We whole-heartedly agree with Janiewa below... you won't find much in guidebooks about this town, and we learned that these are exactly the villages that are worth your time when exploring Provence! Also recommended by our B&B owner, we consider ourselves lucky to visit this medieval gem. History is rich, as the fortress and village was owned by lords as well as the Catholic Church. In later centuries, the town was abandoned and what you'll find as you walk to the top of the hill is nature reclaiming her territory. Old trees grow through ancient windows and walls and vines crawl along the thick stone walls. The lower part of the town is now restored, with a few restaurants and a few beautiful homes dripping with colorful patio flowers. Most of the trail through the old village is shaded. Walking in sandals can be done, but like all other ancient European paths and roads, the trail is paved with stones. The end of the trail ends at the ruins of the old fortress and the restored church.
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Date of experience: May 2016
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CityEnd wrote a review Jun 2016
Montreal, Canada339 contributions115 helpful votes
Magnificent small medieval village topped by a fortress and a nicely restored old church. Park your car at the municipal parking (3 euros) and just walk up to the village and beyond. The climbing is steep at times, but the village has a couple of bar-restaurant for well earned refreshment. The village (Oppede-Le-Vieux) is inhabited and the scenery is simply magical, overlooking the green Luberon landscape. A visit well worth the effort and much better than the touristy Lourmarin.
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Date of experience: June 2016
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