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Forêt de Cèdres

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Forêt de Cèdres

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Provence Wineries and Luberon Villages Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence
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Provence Wineries and Luberon Villages Day Trip from Aix-en-Provence

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Experience some of Provence's finest culture and cuisine on this fun full-day tour from Aix-en-Provence. Sample delicious local wines at two wineries in the Côtes de Provence St-Victoire region. Then, enjoy a mix of guided and free time in beautiful medieval villages such as Gordes, Roussillon, Lourmarin, and Bonnieux, with their centuries of history. This tour is an easy way to see and do a lot in a single day.
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sfrank1967 wrote a review Aug 2020
Maisons-Laffitte, France254 contributions71 helpful votes
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!!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Russell W wrote a review Mar 2020
North Carolina1,356 contributions136 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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aseddon wrote a review Jul 2019
Nashua, New Hampshire19 contributions
We were in France during a wicked heatwave and were looking for things to do with our pre-teen and teenage children. GPS recognizes the name Forêt des Cèdres, but be prepared for no cell service once you leave Bonnieux. GPS sent us through the village and we were driving a smallish car, but the street that leads you up and out through the village is so narrow! What we did not expect was that there were no street signs or signs of civilization for almost 20 minutes after leaving the village of Bonnieux and then we started to see little orange trail marker signs and one of them said Forêt des Cèdres. Without cell service, that was a big relief to see! They have a beautiful handicap-accessible path with braille on the information signs and two other hiking (walking) trails to choose from. The highlight for us however, was the lookout tablet that is at a pull-off on the road between Bonnieux and the forest. You can look down and see the villages of Bonnieux and Lacoste and the whole valley. It is so peaceful and spectacular. Make sure you have a full tank of gas before heading out to this location :-)
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Date of experience: June 2019
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aynana3011 wrote a review Jun 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia12 contributions1 helpful vote
We had been having a lovely jaunt through the Provence countryside and went out of our way to go to the Forest of Cedars based on TripAdvisor’s ratings. I would NOT recommend going out of your way to see this IF you have only a few days to see Provence. The road to the forest is not particularly interesting or attractive. When you arrive, the cedars themselves are not that spectacular. The air is lovely and cool, especially in the heat of the day, and it is a very pleasant 1.5 km stroll, but that’s it. On the other hand, IF your goal is to relax and escape the heat, then I might recommend the forest as a destination.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Rick E wrote a review Jan 2019
Roussillon, France483 contributions238 helpful votes
Forêt de Cedres is easy to miss, being accessed by a small road off the Bonnieux to Lourmarin road. Whilst the turn-off is at the high point of the Bonnieux to Lourmarin pass, the forêt road climbs steeply from here, offering near birds-eye views back down to Bonnieux and South toward Tour Phillippe, a folly built in the 1880s. There are numerous parking spots and marked paths along the road, leading both South towards Lauris, and North down to Lacoste. After around 5km, You will come to a car park and barrier, with a number of well marked trails. Following the red or yellow trail will take you to cliffs overlooking the South slopes of the Petit Luberon, down to the Durance valley and the Berre Etang beyond. A magnificent natural stone arch stands part way down the slopes.From this height there are also views East to the Alps, snow covered in winter. With natural shade from the trees, the paths offer shade from summer sun, and despite the altitude, from the winter winds. Note also that there is a paved circular route for disabled visitors. It is great to see the region opening up rural access for wheelchair users. I particularly recommend this area for winter walking, as the crisp air offers greater visibility than the hazy days of summer.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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