Robion is a village located at the foot of the Luberon massif. Provençal village where it is good to live, discover what best characterizes this little piece of Luberon.
Robion is THE Provençal village with its church square, its fountain, its mountain, its plane trees and... its petanque players! Frederic Mistral said Robion was the key to the Luberon.
The initial site was occupied very early by men. The presence of caves and water provided shelter and subsistence. The village was built at its present location in the Middle Ages. The castle, of which there are only a few ramparts and an access gate (the Portalet), was not a large building but rather a rampart protecting the villagers.
Robion was born of a permanent contrast between rock and water, between the cliff and the spring, between the plain and the river. This village has crossed the centuries by perching on its hill and acquishing itself with a castle whose remains can still be seen while walking through the old streets of the village.
Below you will discover the village square with typical Provencal charm and its 12th century church. Starting point for many hikes in the Luberon, Robion combines architectural heritage and nature.
Three streams naturally water Robion: the Coulon, a river that takes its spring in the Alps de Haute Provence and flows into the Durance towards Cavaillon, the Boulon and the Escanson which are two springs gushing at the foot of the Luberon, dry in summer, they can be spectacular in rainy weather.
The Carpentras canal that passes to the north of the village, the wells, the cistern tanks that fed the “pump”, the village fountain surrounded by plane trees on the square in front of the town hall...
Note, the Calavon bike road that arrives in Robion and allows you to reach Coustellet at 4 km or, if your legs agree, Apt at about 30 km, safely!
The old lime oven, leaning on the foothills of the Luberon, is evidence of an important activity in the Luberon in the mid-19th century. The limestone extracted from the rock entered the furnace from the top (La Gueule) and came out calcined (in the form of quicklime) by the mouth below.
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