> SlowTrav > France > Travel Notes > Hiking in the Luberon

Hiking Trail "L'Aigue Brun"

Laurie-in-the-Luberon

Drive to the intersection of the D232 and the D113. Set your odometer to zero.

Continue on the D113 in the direction of “Buoux.” Drive through Buoux, always on the D113.

At 3.4km, follow the direction “Les Seguins/Fort de Buoux.”

Lavendar fields

The parking lot will be on your left at 850m.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Park your car (don't leave anything visible inside) and walk back up to the road then turn right. This hike will take around an hour there and an hour back.

Just down and across the road, go left onto the trail where you see the marker.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Throughout the hike, stay on the main trail (widest.)

You will come upon an old stone picnic area on your right.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Next you will see the small stream on your right. You will have the stream on your right (but not always visible) until you cross the small wooden bridge.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Look out to your right for the tower that is the Prieure de St Symphorien (former home of Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim.)

Prieure de St. Symphorien

You will come to a hairpin turn to the right with a road going on straight ahead. You will take the hairpin turn on the right. To make sure you are on the right path, look for the blue markings on the tree as you turn to the right.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

As you follow the road as you make the right hairpin turn, it will descend slightly and curve around to the left. As you come out of this left curve there will be a fork to the left. Take it.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Cross over the small wooden bridge. Now the river will be on your left

Wooden Bridge

In the next meadow, on your left, you might see donkeys.

Donkeys

Turn left through the stone gates.

Stone Gates

Do not take the left fork, which is private property.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Instead, take the fork on the right that goes slightly uphill.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Watch for the yellow markings.

Yellow marking on L'Aigue Brun Hike

Pass by a meadow on your right.

L'Aigue Brun Hike - Meadow

Continue on.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Pass this house on your left.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Carry on down the road.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

You will pass by some rocks with signs of past habitation.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Pass the Auberge de l’Aiguebrun on your left.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

At the crossroads sign, follow "Grotte des Brigands."

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Carry on past the chicken coop of L'Auberge de l'Aiguebrun.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Take the smaller fork on the right.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Bear to the right at the large boulder.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Bear to the left as the road slopes down.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Bear to the left, again, as the road slopes down.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Arrive at the stone bridge and go down to your right towards the river. If you go straight on, you will be going toward the Grotte des Brigands.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

From the river, look back for a view of the stone bridge.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

Climb up to your right to the rocks and have a picnic.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

If you look up towards the road from where you are sitting on the rocks, you can see the sign for the D943 indicating Buoux 5 kms and Apt 12 kms.

L'Aigue Brun Hike

After your picnic, return the way you came. Follow the indications to Buoux to the left.

L'Aigue Brun Hike


Laurie in the Luberon is a slow travel talk forum member. She is an American living in the south of France.

Back to Top

Car Rental Hotel Booking Flight Booking Train Tickets Books, Maps, Events
Europe Cell Phones Long Distance Cards Luggage, etc. Travel Insurance Classifieds

* Advertise on Slow Travel | Post your travel questions on the Slow Travel Forums

Copyright © 2000 - 2014 SlowTrav.com, unless noted otherwise. Slow Travel® is a registered trademark. Contact Slow Travel

RSS Feeds - Link to Us - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Currency Converter - Colophon - Sponsors - Become a Member
Home | Forums | Slow Travel? | Europe Trip Planning | Photos | Trip Reports | Search | About Us | Classifieds