The rounded silhouette of the Luberon stretches from the Alps to the Vaucluse plain, and watches over Provence.
The gentle climate, harmonious landscapes and the wealth of its plant species make it a country apart. Here each wall reveals man’s attachment to this land.
In Neolithic times, men already lived under the white rocks of the Luberon. Warriors, merchants and travellers then travelled down the Domitian Way, the oldest route in France, which went across the region.
And the farmers have always kept a varied agriculture: orchards, cereals and sheep.
Since 1977, this 185,000-hectares territory is a land where life is good and which is protected and enhanced by the Luberon Natural Regional Park.
Actions are carried out in the respect of the local places and traditions: reopening of trails, rehabilitation of the habitat, protection of endangered species, etc.
Biosphere reserve Luberon-Lure
In 1997, the Luberon Regional Nature Park, created in 1977, was integrated into the network of Biosphere Reserves.
Relations have developed between the actors of this territory and those on the northeast side of the southern slope of the Montagne de Lure (1,826 m), a continuous area with many common characteristics and in particular a strong biological and cultural interest.
The Luberon Biosphere Reserve, it became clear that collaboration could be expanded and diversified within the framework of an expanded Biosphere Reserve, an approach that was approved by UNESCO in June 2010.
“Parc Naturel Régional” brand
The “Parc Naturel Régional” brand is a protected collective brand.
It can be allocated to products or services: “Produits du Parc”: agricultural products, “Accueil du Parc”: accommodation, visits, guided excursions, “Savoir-faire du Parc”: crafts poducts using manufacturing techniques which are specific to the Park territory.
List of professionals: “Parc naturel régional” Brand professionals
Find out more
Luberon Natural Regional Park: www.parcduluberon.fr