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Plateau of Albion and the Lure mountain

Lavande, blé, ventoux

This vast plateau, spoken about in Jean Giono’s novels, will capture your imagination with its magnificient natural landscapes.

Lavender, corn, small spelt, saffron, or even mustard, make a painter’s palette with their colors.

Furthermore, the vast fields are favorable with sheep and goat breeding, and also of the pork of Mont Ventoux, raised in the open.

The Plateau d’Albion, a karstic massif amongst the most important of France, is an important speleology landmark.

Its geology is favourable with rainwater infiltrations, feeding into the underground river of Albion, feeding into the famous resurgence of Fontaine de Vaucluse

A 2km karstic hike, starting in the center of Saint Christol, focuses this particular type of landscape and will allow you to discover some sinkholes entrance.


The 1826m high Lure mountain offers a panoramic view that covers the national park « les Ecrins » and the Provençal hills.

It is a privileged place not only for sky observation, but also for snow related activities, even though winters may be milder.