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Aix-en-Provence Plantation & farm tours

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From Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Day Trip to Valensole

1. From Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Day Trip to Valensole

Drive through the valley of the Durance River and discover the Plateau of Valensole specializing in the cultivation of lavandin, where small roads wind through the fields of flowers. Many stops will be included by the fields in bloom. Stop at a farmer/ producer's place with lavender and lavandin essential oils, olive oil and lavender honey. Stop in the perched village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, so famous for its earthen ware workshops (free time for visit and lunch not included). In the afternoon, continue to the breathtaking opening of the Canyon of the River Verdon. Stop in the lavender fields for a photo. Have free time in the picturesque village of Sainte Croix du Verdon by Sainte Croix Lake, and possibly swim or sunbathe before going back to Aix-en-Provence.

From Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Half Day Morning Tour

2. From Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Half Day Morning Tour

Depart from Aix-en-Provence, drive along the scenic roads winding across the fields of flowers. Arrive on the wide Plateau of Valensole with its 800 square meters plateau, it specializes in the cultivation of lavandin, a hybrid lavender plant as well as cereals. It's nicknamed 'The Granary of the Region.' You will have many photo stops by the lavender fields in bloom and enjoy the breathtaking sights and scents. Stop at a farmer/ producer's place and learn everything about the cultivation, distillation and the properties of pure lavender and lavandin.  Have an opportunity to purchase pure lavender and lavandin essential oils, olive oil and lavender honey directly from them.

From Marseille: Lavender Full-Day Valensole

3. From Marseille: Lavender Full-Day Valensole

Drive to the famous Valensole Plateau and pass by picturesque roads lined with golden wheat and blue lavender fields. Enjoy many photo stops and free time to discover this traditional Provencal village. As you drive, listen to your driver give insightful information and knowledge about fine lavender. Get picked up by your driver and discover the fields of Lavender in Valensole. Learn all about the uses of lavender, how to recognize its quality, and the many uses for the essential oil it creates. Make a stop at a local producer and test your knowledge. Afterwards, take some free time to explore Moustiers Sainte Marie, famous for its ceramics workshops and delight in a delicious lunch at your own cost. Then, find yourself in the Verdon Canyon area to see more of the fields. Breathe in the scent of relaxation and take a day from Marseille.

Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Fields Visit

4. Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Fields Visit

Come and have an encounter with Provence! We welcome you as if you were our guests and in this sense we really want your Terre Ugo experience to be a parenthesis of discovery and rest, in the heart of our 3 hectares lavender field. Our family estate opens its doors every day from June 1st to August 31st. As soon as you arrive, you will be lulled by the sound of cicadas and the sweet smell of lavender. We will share with you the family history of the domain and we will explain to you the particularity of this flower so emblematic of the South of France. You will then be free to visit the lavender field. Chiliennes are at your disposal to relax under the Provencal sun. We also have very pleasant shaded areas. A small restaurant is available every day from 12:00 to 14:30 with regional, fresh and seasonal products. Free of charge - 12 years old Free visit Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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What people are saying about Aix-en-Provence

This was certainly an experience I would never forget! Florence, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable, personable, and accommodating. We had a chance to get to Aix early enough to frequent the market and Florence continuously gave us good tips on shops and streets to check out along the way. Everything about seeing the lavender fields in person with your own two eyes is simply surreal. It is better than any postcard, that’s for sure! I loved the small villages and towns that we visited and ending our tour with a demonstration of organic lavender products made on site, complete with olive oil and almond tastings, was a perfect way to finish the day. I HIGHLY recommend this day trip!

This was a lovely day trip, spent chasing lavender fields. Our guide ‘Djam’ was fantastic and very knowledgeable about lavender. We found some gorgeous lavender fields despite harvesting starting early due to the weather. The visit to the distillery was short and sweet and it was great to see how the lavender of processed and the to learn the difference between lavender and lavendin. The final stop of Gordes was the perfect way to end the day, it is such a beautiful village. The ride both ways was smooth, our guide was a great driver and the aircon was in the entire time, a true luxury in almost 40 degree weather.

The tour was rerouted as a result of the extreme heat which forced farmers in Valensole to harvest early. Even still, the tour was absolutely incredible. A bucket list item for several decades, I had very high expectations for this tour and they were exceeded.

This was truly a great trip! There was a lot of variety (lavender fields, adorable towns, beautiful lake and gorge stops!) and we loved being able to see so much. Our guide Remy was knowledgeable, fun, and so accommodating! Would absolutely recommend!

Very good choice for one day trip with variety activities in small group.