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Provence Itinerary

Day 4

The Lubéron National Park, and the Abbaye de Sénanque

The Abbaye de Sénanque, in its sea of lavender (© HOCQUEL Alain - Vaucluse Provence)

Having left the Alpilles behind, we cycle into the Lubéron. Today, there is a memorable hill! Read on...
 
First of all we'll visit the beautiful village of Gordes, where we'll take a break and enjopy this delightful village. Then it's away into the Lubéron, climbing to visit the iconic Abbey de Senanque - even the Michelin guide calls the Abbey 'iconic', so I'm on safe ground. I'm not sure I can improve on Michelin's description: "... beautiful, isolated Cistercian Abbaye de Sénanque surrounded by a sea of lavender".
 
Leaving the Abbey we're still climbing a beautiful road through stunning Lubérion scenery, and we'll earn our spectacular descent into Carpentras. We stay just outside Carperntras in Monteux, and we'll enjoy stunning views of Mont Ventoux, The Giant of Provence, which we definitely DON'T have to cycle up!
 
Distance: 29 miles / 47 Km 
Click this link for Day 4 route map on mapometer.

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