It’s no wonder artists and authors have flocked for years to the Luberon — a region scented with lavender, olive and fresh herbs, dotted with hilltop stone villages, cypresses and red-roofed houses with pastel shutters. The reliable formula of rugged scenery and sun-drenched ancient vistas never fails to enchant.

The Luberon is a mountainous area featuring valleys, fields and villages. It is located in central Provence, a region in southeastern France that extends to the Italian border in the east and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea in the south. In addition to the Luberon, Provence includes the coastal stretch of the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur) as well as the second-largest city in France — Marseille. 

Photos: Provence, France / July 2015 ((1) Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, (2) Bonnieux, (3) Bonnieux, (4) Bonnieux, (5) Roussillon, (6) Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, (7) Roussillon, (8) Roussillon, (9) Roussillon, (10) Roussillon, (11) Roussillon, (12) Gordes, (13) Gordes, (14) Gordes)

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