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Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

Activity provider: french riviera sightseeing
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Visit the Verdon Gorge and explore the villages of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful villages of France.

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Duration 9 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, German, Catalan, Italian
Pickup included
Be picked up from your hotel between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM or between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Your exact pick-up time will be confirmed the day before your tour.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the gorges of the Verdon, known to be the great canyons of Europe
  • Photograph purple lavender fields with the snowy Alps in the background
  • Visit the charming medieval village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie for lunch
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Verdon, its deep gorges and turquoise waters
Full description

Discover France’s most scenic landscapes on a full-day trip to Castellane, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, and the Verdon Gorge from Nice. See the iconic Lavender Fields and learn about these picturesque locations from your guide.

Be picked up from your hotel or home address in Nice. Depart with your driver to the hills of your countryside destination.

Cross the "gorge of the wolf", complete with its 40-meter-high waterfall, before stopping at Castellane. Whilst traveling along the Verdon (named for its astonishing turquoise green color), enjoy spectacular views of the 700-meter-deep canyon.

Afterward, move on to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, nestled under a rocky cliff and surrounded by mountains from all sides. Known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship, you will have free time here to explore Moustiers at your leisure.

Discover the earthenware in the stores, and buy souvenirs before lunch in one of the terrace cafes. Photograph the world-famous lavender platters, or enjoy the lake of St. Croix, an artificial treasure of clear water which is one of the most beautiful lakes of Provence.

Then, marvel at the endless lavender fields at the foot of the Alps and stop to take unique and memorable pictures with this impressive backdrop. Stop to smell the light and enchanting lavender aroma surrounding you as you do.

After enjoying your trip, return to your vehicle at which point you will be driven back to your point of origin in Nice.

Includes
  • Transfer from and to your hotel or private address in Nice
  • Driver/bilingual-guide
  • 1 bottle of water per customer
  • Shared or private tour (depending on option selected)
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The lavender fields are seasonal (May 15 - July 15)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 462 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    Beautiful tour, breathtaking views, a landscape full of rocks, forests, gorges and waterfalls and a real azure blue lake where you can swim in the afternoon. All this under the guidance of a skilled driver who knows the environment and the people and animals along the way like the back of his hand. Recommended!

    August 6, 2022

    You get to see what you expect to see. However driving is tough and it s important to remember to take motion sick tablets before in case you are sensitive. It was also not mentioned in the description that there will be an hour of break by the lake which was good however knowing beforehand would have helped to pack for bathing suits.

    August 5, 2022

    Nice excursion in the heart of the pre-Alps even if I found that the time allowed for the visits of Castellane and Moustiers was too short. The stop on the lake of ste Croix for swimming is not necessary, moreover no one in our group has bathed. Excellent driver who knew how to negotiate the winding roads with caution. No lavender fields visible at this time of year. Photo stops were all welcome and well worth it. Thank you for this beautiful day spent with all.

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    July 31, 2022

    Product ID: 206778