Access to the Luberon forests - Forest fire risk

During the summer period, from 15 June to 15 September, access to Vaucluse forests is regulated. Find out more about access conditions.

Access to the Luberon and Monts de Vaucluse Regional Nature Park is regulated by prefectoral decree.
From 15 June to 15 September, when the risk of forest fires is highest, access to the Luberon and Monts de Vaucluse forests can be dangerous. Access is therefore regulated according to the daily weather risk.

Respect the access restrictions in periods of risk (wind, drought, etc.)

Scan the QR Code for direct access to the Vaucluse Prefecture's fire risk map.

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Below are the different levels of fire risk and the sites that are accessible according to the level of risk.

  • "Extreme Red" risk

Exceptional risk - Access to forest areas and forestry work are prohibited throughout the day

  • "Red" risk

Very high risk - Access to forest areas is forbidden all day. Forestry work is possible from 5am to 1pm only.
By way of exception, access to certain sites is authorised from 5am to 8pm. These sites are
- Forêt des Cèdres du Petit Luberon, in the communes of Bonnieux, Lacoste and Ménerbes
- Vallon de l'Aiguebrun, in the commune of Buoux
- Okra, in the commune of Roussillon
- Ochre Trail, Roussillon
- Colorado Provençal, commune of Rustrel
- Accrobranches Colorado-Aventure, commune of Rustrel

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  • "Yellow" risk

Known risk - Access to forest areas and forestry work are possible, but recommended in the morning.

  • Green" risk

Measured risk - Access to forest areas and forestry work are possible throughout the day.

Find out the level of risk today and tomorrow in one click
or by calling the telephone information point 04 28 31 77 11

Camping and bivouacs

During the period from 15 June to 15 September, bivouacs and unauthorised camping are prohibited in the Vaucluse forests.

Vehicle traffic

It is forbidden to drive or park any motor vehicle on the unpaved tracks serving the Bollène - Uchaux, Dentelles de Montmirail, Rasteau - Cairanne, Collines du Pays de Vaucluse and Dentelles de Montmirail forest areas.
Cairanne, Collines du Pays Voconces, Mont-Ventoux, Monts de Vaucluse, Massif de la vallée d'Apt
d'Apt, Petit and Grand Luberon, Cadenet - Villelaure, Collines de Basse Durance, as well as the Vidauque and Trou du Rat tarmac paths in the Petit Luberon massif.

Safety instructions

Consignes de sécurité

Whatever the level of risk

- Do not smoke
- Do not light fires
- Do not camp
- Do not drive or park on forest roads

In the event of a fire

- Alert the fire brigade by dialling 112
- Be as precise as possible about your location and what you see
- Move away from the burnt area and do not stay in the path of the fire

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