The landscapes around Viens are punctuated by hills and vales. The views are beautiful, as much to the south as to the east where two valleys roll out below you. From the castle you can see the gorges of the Lure with its panoramic view.
The village itself presents beautiful 13th century stately homes, old houses, narrow lanes and a Renaissance castle. Ramparts built between the 11th and 13th centuries encircle Viens, with an entranceway through the gate surmounted by a belfry and clock.
The natural surroundings are sublime and great for hiking, cycling and horseback-riding, between the lavender fields and the ochre route with the cliffs of the Colorado Provençale, which absolutely must be seen.
The Renaissance castle
The Saint Hilaire Church
A Romanesque chapel
In the area around Viens:
Simiane la Rotonde: a village surrounded by lavender-covered plateaus
Apt: a town with a Roman history situated between the Luberon and the Monts de Vaucluse
The Tower clock in Viens in the Luberon
Courtyard of a town house
Panoramic views over the Luberon from Viens
Panoramic views over the Luberon