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On this day of our Tauck Culturious tour we explored the beautiful hilltop villages of the Luberon. We started out by walking to the top of the village of Bonieux, to see a charming 12th century church and to take in the spectacular views of the village. After that we headed to the town of Menerbes, which became famous overnight with the publication of Peter Mayle’s book “A Year in Provence”. While there we had a delicious lunch at a local cafe.

Then we headed to Roussillon for a hike in the former quarries. Never have I seen such vivid terracotta hues in a landscape and the entire village is filled with the warm, rich color that is unbelievably stunning. Check out the pictures of the “orange family” well named when you see them…

Beautiful views were everywhere in Luberon.

Beautiful views were everywhere in Luberon.

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Lavender wasn't blooming yet but we saw plenty of wisteria

Lavender wasn’t blooming yet but we saw plenty of wisteria

One day I will paint this picture. I loved how these french children were mesmerized by the scenery as much as we were.

One day I will paint this picture. I loved how these french children were mesmerized by the scenery as much as we were.

Do you see how so many artists are drawn to this part of the world? This photo is not enhanced in any way... look at this sky.  Incredible.

Do you see how so many artists are drawn to this part of the world? This photo is not enhanced in any way… look at this sky. Incredible.

Our hike in the quarry.

Our hike in the quarry.

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This child had a blast covering herself in dirt. I don't know how they ever got back in their car.

This child had a blast covering herself in dirt. I don’t know how they ever got back in their car.

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The "orange family" having ice cream. These kids had a blast. But still, how did they get in the car?

The “orange family” having ice cream. These kids had a blast. But still, how did they get in the car?

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