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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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From US$ 88.21 per person

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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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Skip the ticket line
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

Itinerary
9 - 10 hours
  • Nice

  • Castellane (sightseeing)

  • Verdon Gorge (view)

  • Moustiers-Sainte-Marie (free time)

  • Lake of Sainte-Croix (sightseeing)

  • Nice

Meeting point
Main stop
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)
    • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the tour is subject to rescheduling or cancellation. The tour is also subject to cancellation in the event of logistical issues outside the activity provider's control or sick staff. Please have a secondary time slot ready the next day if possible. Thank you for your understanding.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 543 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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    My husband and I took the private tour. We realized renting a car for 24 hours would have cost the same, and this way we can skip the driving and have a tour guide! We loved our guide Ichrak’s explanation of the local areas around Nice and his knowledge of the traditions and landmarks. We went in early September so unfortunately the gorge was on the drier side and the lavenders had been harvested. However we still had a great time exploring the area and would recommend it! Definitely take Dramamine - my husband who normally doesn’t get carsick was quite nauseous.

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    September 14, 2022

    Mat our host/driver was excellent!! He was funny and very knowledgeable which made the trip very interesting and fun, especially as the other people on the tour were quiet. He made us feel very welcome and happy & wanted to make our trip very good. I strongly recommend this trip if you want to see beautiful villages and the lake. The lavender fields were out of season when we went but I still think we got amazing value for money & we were picked up and dropped off outside our accommodation which makes it very easy! Thanks so much Mat!

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    September 11, 2022

    A very nice tour with a knowledgeable and really cool guide through great and breathtaking places. The driver/guide was a professional - he drove the car well, it felt like we were participating in a real rally through the serpentines :D This tour will be for those who like not only the beautiful views of nature, but also the speed. If you get sick easily, it's probably best not to participate! But visiting the beautiful places would definitely outweigh that. We really liked it!

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    September 11, 2022

    Product ID: 206778