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Oppède Le Vieux

 
Departement of Vaucluse - Luberon - Pop.: 1,300 h.

12 km east of Cavaillon via the D2, then the D3 and the D176 on the right.

Oppede le Vieux - The village



Oppède Le Vieux is a magnificent little hill-top village. Built high on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by lush vegetation, thick forests and rocks form a striking backdrop.


Oppede le Vieux - Old house



To visit Oppède Le Vieux, leave your car in the carpark at the base of the village before following the picturesque path up the hill.

You will be enchanted by this historic village which has so much to offer: a 12th century collegiate church which dominates the skyline, the ruins of an ancient chateau and the remains of historic workshops and boutiques.

Oppede le Vieux - Village square




It is a pleasure to wander around this village and visitors will admire the charming 15th and 16th century houses that have been skilfully restored.


Oppede le Vieux - Old door




You can rest awhile in the peaceful square and soak up the atmosphere.


Oppede le Vieux - Castle



Numerous artists, writers and movie stars have been so charmed by the style and beauty of Oppède Le Vieux that many have bought property here... you, too, will also fall in love with this beautiful place.


What to see:

Ruins of the feudal chateau. 12th century church.
Ancient washing places.
Renaissance and medieval houses.



Leisure activities:

Hiking and mountain biking (mountain bike hire and guided routes).
Tennis, sports stadium and cultural festivals.
Arts and crafts.



Accommodation:

Hotels.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.
Campsite.



Neighbouring villages:

Maubec (4km), Ménerbes (5km), Robion (7km).







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