Oppede le Vieux

Discover Oppède le Vieux, one of the perched villages of Luberon and starting point for amazing hiking trails. Photos, history and tourism in this emblematic place of Provence.

Le Village d'Oppède-Le-Vieux, 84580, Oppède

Oppede is one of the most authentic and preserved villages of the Luberon. Built on a rocky spur, in a rugged setting of forests, combes and rocks, it contemplates a landscape of vineyards, olive trees, oaks and always keeps an eye on the villages perched around...


The mineral gem is located on the northern flank of the Luberon and its old village is a perfect balance between ancient mansions, nature and light, a place between mysteries and history. A timeless village. From their overlooking position, the castle and collegiate church take you to a journey in the Middle Ages.

A very preserved village, only accessible from the compulsory parking lot of the Jardins de Sainte-Cécile. In these gardens you will find 80 species of trees, shrubs and plants of the Luberon. After walking through the streets of the old village, you will discover a spectacular ensemble: the Collégiale Notre Dame Dalidon and the ruins of the castle.

Notre Dame d'Alidon - Oppède le Vieux

At the foot of the old village, from the main square, do not hesitate to stroll towards the terraces Sainte-Cécile and the threshing area. You will have a very nice view of the village. Last, go down to the hamlet of Les Poulivets and enjoy the shade of plane trees on the square and the services of the new village of Oppède.

The new Oppede takes you to the 20th century when all the inhabitants descended to the plain, more accessible and fertile lands, where they created the hamlet of Les Poulivets. They transferred the town hall, the church, the post office and the school. A welcoming place bordered by plane trees, cafes, restaurants and small squares...

Did you know? The Fortress of Oppede le Vieux

Of this impressive 13th century fortress, there are only few ruins left, but still spectacular!

Walls, arches, vaulted rooms and windows allow us to imagine the past grandeur of this site. The castle belonged to the Maynier d'Oppède. In 1545, Jean Maynier d'Oppède, President of the Parliament of Aix, enforced a royal decree and organized the massacre of 3000 Waldenses in Cabrières d'Avignon and Mérindol ...

Oppède le Vieux

Discover also the Olive Oil Museum of La Royère in Oppède

Located on the Domaine La Royère olive and wine growing estate, this museum offers you the opportunity to learn all about olives and olive oil, one of the key products of our region.

During the educational tour of this brand new museum, you will discover the different varieties of olive trees, where they are grown, and how olive oil has been produced over the centuries until today...

La Royère - Domaine oléicole et viticole - Oppède

Animal sculpture and pottery workshop

At the bend in the road you will discover Olivia Trégaux's pottery and animal sculpture workshop.

Passionate about nature, especially wildlife, she has devoted herself to animal sculpture for 30 years. As an ambassador of the beauty of life, she creates her animal sculptures in this spirit, which she works on realistically but also sometimes in a whimsical way.

All her stoneware creations are unique pieces.

Sculptures animalières - Oppède le Vieux

Villages of Luberon

Our villages in Luberon are gorgous, you will love to stroll through the cobbled streets. Take the time to visit and discover all these villages Luberon and Provence are so famous for!


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Vue générale du village Oppède
Oppède le Vieux
Oppède le Vieux