Access to the forests of the Luberon - Regulation of fire risk

From 1 July to 15 September, when the risk of forest fires is higher, access to the forests of the Luberon and the Monts de Vaucluse can be dangerous. Learn about the regulations governing hiking in these mountains.

Access conditions in the mountains of the Luberon Regional Natural Park and the Monts de Vaucluse are regulated by prefectural orders.
Respect the restrictions on access during periods of risk (wind, drought...)

Find below the different levels of fire risk and accessible sites depending on the level of risk.

  • In case of Exceptional fire risk (RED) :

access to the massifs is forbidden, at any time and for everyone.

  • In case of very severe fire risk (ORANGE):

access is strongly discouraged and may be authorised from 5am to 12pm on certain sites. Some sites may be open from 5am until 8pm, depending on the prefect's decision and the weather conditions of the day.
As an exception, access to certain sites is authorised from 5am to 8pm. These are the Colorado Provençal site in Rustrel, the Aiguebrun Valley in Buoux and the Cédraie du Petit Luberon in Bonnieux and Lacoste.

  • In case of severe, moderate, light or low fire risk (YELLOW, GREEN, BLUE):

access is authorised.

Find out the level of risk today and tomorrow in one click

or by calling the telephone information point 04 28 31 77 11

Do not smoke, do not light fire, do not drive on emergency runways and contact 18 or 112 in case of fire departure.

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