Oppède Le Vieux - medieval magnificence in the Luberon


Oppede le vieux Provence vacation

Oppède Le Vieux is one of the most stunning villages in the Luberon valley. It is perched on a hill and surrounded by wild forest of oak and pine. 

Oppede Le Vieux beautiful village in Provence to visit

This is a village to be explored by foot. Leave your car in the carpark and meander through the beautiful gardens with views looking over the valley, dotted with villages to Mont Ventoux. 

View of Mont Ventoux from Oppede le vieux Luberon valley Provence

Cool paths wind up the hills of Oppede Le Vieux vacation provence village

This breathtaking village boasts a 12th century collegiate church, a crumbling feudal chateau and dainty 15th and 16th century houses.

Oppede le vieux must see Provincial village south of france

Ancient French home with shutters and French windows climbing roses Provence

You can easily spend a day here - there are numerous easy self guided walking tracks that are well worth exploring. Then, when you are ready for an apéro and a bite, head to Le Petit Café for a delicious meal overlooking the ancient square. 

Restaurant Oppede le vieux

Down in the gentle hills below there are winding country roads and divine ancient French farmhouses. 

Winding country road in Provence Luberon Valley

Provencal stone farmhouse Luberon Valley

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Ancient French farmhouse stone bastide mas Provence

If you are looking for accommodation nearby, La Ferme du Bon Dieu is at the top of the list of recommendations. 

Image credit: Chez Pluie

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