Cereste en Provence–Luberon
Situated in the heart of the Great Luberon National Park, the village is set on the highest part of this mountainous chain. Cereste is crossed by the Via Domitia, a road traced by the Romans to link Rome to Spain.
Old fountains, a Roman chapel, the “Grand Clapier” ramparts built by the Celts, historical vestiges such as the Carluc priory (shelter to pilgrims on the way to Compostelle), are part of the countryside’s many attractions without forgetting the footpaths, horse riding, cycle routes, the caves and rock faces for climbing.
At Saint Michel de l’Observatoire, situated 15km form Cereste, you can admire the purest sky in Europe, the contrasted lands of Provence and Haute Provence, the luminosity of the Lure Mountain and the Mont Ventoux, the splendour of the Alps and the Verdon and Oppedette gorges.
Apt : 18km
Manosque : 21 km
Bonnieux : 32km
Gordes : 39km
Aix en Provence : 70km
Avignon : 71km
How to get there
From the A7 Motorway
Warning : Way through Apt difficult on market days until 1pm.
-Exit Avignon-Sud (n°24) or Cavaillon (exit we advise n°25)
-Take the N100 and follow APT then Cereste
-Cross the village Cereste in the direction of Manosque N100
-1km 600 after the village, take the track on the right « La Mas de la Plaine » (before the old station house on the wayside of the N100)
from the A51 motorway
-Cross the Luberon
-At the N100 crossroads follow Cereste/Apt on the left
-At 5.5 km and after an old station house on the wayside of the N100, track on the left Mas de la Plaine
-Avignon (72,8 km from Cereste)
-Marseille Saint-Charles (81 km from Cereste)
-Aix-en Provence TGV station ( 67 km from Cereste)
-Avignon ( International Airport of Caumont at 62,6 km from Cereste)
-International Airport of Marseille (at 77,5 km from Cereste)