Forêt de Cèdres
Forêt de Cèdres
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Russell W
North Carolina1,763 contributions
Feb 2020
While visiting our daughter in Lacoste, we decided to come here to hike and catch up. There are different color coded trails that you can take. We chose to stay on the paved road. There didn't seem to be any parking spaces, but cars parked in between trees. I did not see any toilets, but we did not cover the whole park. There is plenty of natural beauty, and views. Previous hikers have built large fairy houses around trees, and much smaller examples on the ground. We mad our own out available rocks and sticks. This is a nice place to go to and just relax. It's peaceful with no loud, hyper people. I found it interesting that there were some oldsters there using walkers where the terrain was less than smooth and flat.
Written March 1, 2020
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sfrank1967
Maisons-Laffitte, France268 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
It can get really hot in the Luberon. The cedar forest is the place to walk leisurely while being in the shadow. I especially loved the fact that there is a dedicated path for folks in wheelchairs. Bravo for this rare initiative in France!!!
Written August 10, 2020
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Eliselev
Paris, France462 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
My husband and I had such a great walk today in the Cedar forest...
The place is really beautiful and it was amazing to see all the Cedar trees... There were some trails (2 trails of 1,5 hour and 1 trail of 30mn). We did all. One of the trail was for wheelchair people, which is really a good thing! The trails were well marked and easy to walk... The sounds of the birds and of the wind in the trees was so nice...
It is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED thing to do in Bonnieux! You will not regret it!
Written June 6, 2016
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Harlequim
Perth, Australia144 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
I was quite excited whilst planning our trip to make sure to visit this place to check out the famous cedar trees.... wanted to see personally how tall it would grow, how big its canopy would be and if there would be any characteristic scent in the air....
Well... probably it was my own fault to create such high expectation .... I was completely disappointed .... apart from the main access road for pedestrians, which was cutting through the forest, there were few tracks branching off.
There are so few sign posts (and few trees had different painted marks, indicating different tracks), giving direction, distance and required time for the circuit, etc....

I discovered for my horror, that there were places, where we walked by, which ended up in a cliff, which was hidden by bushes.... There was no warning signs indicating the danger of cliff, there was no physical barrier (preferably, environmentally friendly one) to protect especially children from falling, etc....

I think it could be an excellent place for wild outing for a family to enjoy half or full day (perhaps, having a picnic after visiting Apt Market to buy some food on Saturday) when few improvements are introduced, especially safety.

Car parking is not that big so be prepared to park under the trees just at the entrance of the park.
I did not see any place to buy drinks or food at the park, so carry drinking water enough for everyone.
in my opinion, if you have spare time to visit this forest or you enjoy hiking, please do, otherwise don't bother......
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Written May 1, 2015
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Aouli
Avignon, France171 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
The forest is up in the Luberon mountains some 5 min drive from Bonnieux direction Lauris. The signalisation is quite limited but you recognise the crossing due to several parking places on the opposite side of the road. Do not leave your car there but drive further approx 10 mins. You pass a boom and drive further some 5 min more. You end up on a parking place with good signalisation of the three different walks. The shortest one (30min) is suitable for handicapped (wheel chairs). The other two are 1,5h and 2,5h.
Lovely place. Lovely views. Relaxing place well cheltered from strong sun. Suits all age groups for a walk or biking.
Written February 25, 2018
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Susan K
Greensboro, GA102 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
We drove up to the Cedar Forrest for a break from traditional site seeing. I love to hike, but my family is a little less enthusiastic. I packed a picnic lunch and promised to feed them if they made it to the lookout with me. We hiked the yellow path, which is marked but a little confusing at times. We managed well enough and loved the flora we saw and smelled along the way. We had a nice lunch with the lookout space all to ourselves. We munched on bread and cheese while looking at the mountains and ocean in the distance. The first part of the hike is the toughest, much to my family's relief. The path is easy for a person in good health, but I don't think it would be much fun for a person with mobility issues.
Written June 28, 2016
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EchoTrav70
Basel, Switzerland71 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
Incredible! Taking the path along the two middle distance walks (our children are 3&7) through rich forest / garrigue, with excellent explanations along the way, we reached a dazzling panorama. Probably spreading over 100km (from the Etang de Berre and Alpilles to the Alps, with full view over Luberon, Vaucluse and Ventoux mountain range). Stunning! Then back through the Cedar Forest where huts were built to the delight of children. Excellent activity for young children with parents. Walking shoes are a must though. Don't forget your panoramic camera!
Written July 31, 2015
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Rompin_Rhino
26 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
After a surprisingly long drive up from Bonnieux (follow the signs for Foret de Cèdres) that actually only takes 10 minutes or so, we arrived at a shaded parking area by the entrance to the park. (On the way up, we stopped at an overlook that looks out on the Luberon valley, with Bonnieux, Lacoste, Roussillon, Gordes all visible in the valley below Mont Ventoux in the distance. Also visible are the Alps.) There are three marked walks that we could choose from, and we chose to walk the 2.8 km out-and-back trail called le Portalas. This trail took us through a forest of beautiful cedar trees and boxwood underbrush to a breathtaking overlook facing south over the Durance valley. Well worth the drive and the hike out to this overlook -- a very peaceful spot with some of the most gorgeous views in this part of the Luberon. This would be a great place for a picnic.
Written June 19, 2015
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Rodriek
Brussels, Belgium281 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
The forest is an absolute must see when you are visiting the Luberon. We visit it almost everytime when we are in Bonnieux. There are many interesting walks With different degrees of difficulty. With clear skies you can see the Mediterrean Sea, around Marseille. At the other side you have splendid views on the villages Bonnieux and Lacoste. In the winter season Nord East you see the Alpes popping up, covered under snow. Amazing.
Written January 4, 2015
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muchado
United States180 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
Perfect for little kids to run around in the cool shade and the "avenue" is beautiful. I wouldn't go out of my way to see this but for a family with young children, this was just the ticket after visiting one medieval village after another. I'll bring a picnic next time because the views are just gorgeous.
Written September 16, 2014
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