The Vaucluse Departement - Luberon Nature Park - Population : 2,968 inh.

puce 5 km north west of Apt via the D101.

Gargas, street
Situated between Roussillon and the Colorado de Rustrel, Gargas is part of the the superb "route de l'ocre".
Made up of several hamlets in the area, Gargas is part of the Luberon Nature Park.
Gargas, La Fontaine Restaurent
The countryside surrounding Gargas is magnificent, with vineyards in the foreground (A.O.C Cotes du Ventoux) and the ochre quarries dug into the pine-covered hills in the distance
Gargas, Luberon Ochres map
Gargas is the last village in the Vaucluse which has ochre quarries still operating today.
Before arriving in the village you can see huge indentations where the blocks of ochre were placed before drying out in the sun and being ground to powder.
Gargas, fountain
Not all the quarries are open to the public, so visitors are advised to seek information from the tourist office before going to the extraction areas.
Gargas is a geological site, rich in history. It was here that one of the biggest battles were fought during the Gaullist conquest and traces of human habitation have been found dating back to 6,000-2,000 BC.


puce What to see:

Ruins of the castle.
17th century church.
Ruins of the priory ND de Broux.
Oppidum de Perreal (from 6,000 to 2,000 BC).


puce Leisure activities:

Hiking, mountain biking.
Tennis and petanque.
Village festival at the beginning of September.


Bed and breakfast

- Apt : 4 km
85 € - 110 €
Le Moulin de Lavon
- Apt : 4 km
5 Bed and breakfast, guest rooms 2 to 5 people in an 18th century mill
Swimming pool - Table d'hôtes
Swimming poolRestaurant or mealsWiFi or Internet accessParking or garageOpen all year round
Locate on the map of Gargas
85 € - 110 €


puce Accommodation:

Bed and breakfast.
Vacation rentals.


puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Saint Saturnin d'Apt (6 km), Villars (7 km) and Roussillon (8 km).