Oppede Le Vieux wonderful stop in the Luberon
In any case, after paying the parking lot attendant to park in the lower lot, we enjoyed a quiet stroll through gardens full of herbs and lavendar still a few weeks away from blooming. Tall Mediterranean cypress trees, maples and oaks all carefully labeled shaded our way. Oppède Le Vieux is a magnificent small village built at the top of a spur rocheuxsur the sides of Luberon and invaded by a magnificent vegetation with in backcloth, a wild frame of forests and cliffs. To discover Oppède Le Vieux you haved to be prepared to walk and climb up rugged trails lined with abandoned houses. The occupants decided long ago to settle the easier, flatter valley below. At the top, a collegiate church now disused of the 12th century and the ruins of a Moyen-age castle lean precariously over the walkway. There is a decent cafe in the center of the village, and “photo opps” galore.
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