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Oppède, Luberon

Not far from Ménerbes, Oppède is a small town renowned for its magnificent old village, built at the top of a rocky outcrop on a foothills of the Luberon. Oppède-le-Vieux has kept its architectural historical heritage intact, which gives it a timeless charm.

What makes this village special?

From Oppède, you have to take the marked trails to reach this old village steeped in history, which can only be visited on foot. Not far from the car park, you will be charmed by the gardens of Sainte-Cécile. It is a sublime landscaped park with 15 terraces where more than 80 rustic species, herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees of the Luberon grow.

How pleasant it is to stroll through the alleys with their quaint charm, to admire the superb old residences of the 15th and 16th centuries and the remains of old shops. At the top of the hill, the Notre-Dame-d'Alidon collegiate church, from the 10th or 11th century, which is the only perfectly preserved building in the village, with its vault, its frescoes and its paintings, offers a breathtaking panorama. breath. In summer, concerts are held there to the delight of music lovers. Oppède-le-Vieux also has an impressive feudal castle. This former 13th century fortress is in ruins but has retained arches, vaulted rooms and windows that take the visitor back several centuries! An interesting walk: the "water circuit", a circuit to discover the old washhouses of the village, Fondos, Nurses and Valadas.

Do not miss the visit of the Moulin Saint-Augustin, which welcomes you in a splendid 12th century building, and where you can taste its two olive oils: Green Fruity and Ripe Fruity, and buy products derived from the olive and the local terroir: sweet and savory preparations, as well as cosmetic products.


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