Robion is a quaint old village in the Vaucluse, situated between Cavaillon and Coustellet, just 26 km from Avignon.
Nestling at the foot of the Luberon mountain range, the village of Robion is a petite Provençal pearl set in a luxurious verdant setting. Discreet and shielded, you have to go deep into its old centre to discover its charms. Peaceful and shaded, the old village invites you into a world where time has stood still with its cobblestone lanes and old, admirably restored houses. In the centre of the centre, encircled by a ring of sycamores and stone benches, you will find the old fountain, the Pompe, with a column that had been a well in the past. On one side, the fountain is flanked by a big Romanesque church from the 12th century surmounted by an apron-shaped bell tower.
The old fountain, the Pompe
Apron-shaped bell tower
Robion, medieval village in the Luberon
Continuing your stroll, higher up you can see the remains of its old ramparts and feudal castle, which remind us that Robion was a fortified village in the Middle Ages. The steep, rocky hills just beyond reinforced the village's defences.
Those same hills today form the backdrop for the Théâtre de Verdure. This antique open-air theatre presents performances and concerts in July and August, after sunset when the temperatures are a bit cooler. And the cicadas not as deafening! By the way, the acoustics are excellent.
In the area around Robion:
Robion is located in the Luberon Regional Nature Park. It is the ideal departure point for hikes: the main hiking trails GR6 and GR97 cross the village and lead you to the hilltop villages of Maubec and Oppéde-le-Vieux. And Robion is not far from Ménerbes (8 km away), one of the most beautiful villages of France.
The old village of Robion
Walking the streets of the village
Théâtre de Verdure
Colored houses in Robion
Old houses in the village