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Lavender Fields: Half-Day Sault Tour from Avignon

1. Lavender Fields: Half-Day Sault Tour from Avignon

Enjoy this half-day excursion dedicated to the blue gold of Provence, lavender. Drive north of Avignon in the direction of the highest mountain in Provence, Le Mont Ventoux! Then head in the direction of the village of Sault, the capital of lavender. Admire the breathtaking beauty of the lavender fields in bloom. Take some free time in Sault to wander the area, and experience shopping in lavender shops. Take the opportunity to taste local specialties such as the nougat produced in the village with lavender, honey, and almonds. Stop by a lavender producer during the distillation period to learn about all the process, and discover how to use the essential oil of lavender. During your tour, make the most of the varied photo stops around Sault, and in picturesque lavender fields.

From Marseille: Lavender Tour to Sault, Roussillon & Gordes

2. From Marseille: Lavender Tour to Sault, Roussillon & Gordes

Drive to Pays de Sault with its wide lavender fields in bloom. Stop in Sault, the capital of lavender and enjoy many photo stops in the lavender fields in bloom and visit a lavender producer. You will have free time in the charming village of Sault for lunch on your own, and if you are visiting on a Wednesday, you're in luck as it is market day. In the the afternoon, discover two of the most beautiful villages in France. Roussillon is built at the top of an ochre cliff, and provides visitors with a beautiful understanding of the harmonious combination of man and nature, and of ochre and stone with all its ochre-washed façades. Gordes is a village erected on the top of a cliff, its fortified castle and church dominate the typical houses of the village which were built with stones from the rock on which they sit. Head back to Marseille in the late afternoon.

From Avignon: Half-Day Lavender Tour of Luberon

3. From Avignon: Half-Day Lavender Tour of Luberon

Discover the lavender fields in full bloom in the villages of Luberon on this half-day tour from Avignon.  Enjoy a scenic and picturesque drive through the countryside, full of beautiful purple fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. Your guide will organize many stops in the countryside to take pictures of the fields. Stop in Roussillon for some free time to wander through this typical provençal village. Indulge yourself here with a scoop of lavender ice cream. Stop for panoramic photos from the hilltop village of Gordes, listed as one of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France". Finally, take a quick photo stop at the Cisterian Senanque Abbey, surrounded by lavender fields.

Pays de Sault Lavender Tour from Aix-en-Provence

4. Pays de Sault Lavender Tour from Aix-en-Provence

Travel through the Luberon Natural Regional Park along the picturesque and winding Combe of Lourmarin, to the Plateau of Claparèdes. Admire the typical stone houses among the lavender fields. Stop in the hilltop village of Saignon to enjoy panoramic area views. On this 9.5-hour tour the drive continues to Pays de Sault, where you’ll find wide lavender and lavandin fields in bloom. Stop in Sault, the Lavender Capital and enjoy some free time for lunch (not included in the tour price). Next, visit Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages in France. The fortified castle and church dominate the typical houses of the village, which were built with stones from the rock on which they sit.

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What people are saying about Sault

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 191 reviews

The tour was very well organized! Ride in an air-conditioned, modern minibus with enough space. Our guide shared a lot of interesting stories and information about lavender and Provence with us. The entire tour was in English - so you should have at least a basic knowledge, otherwise it will be difficult to understand the background. Due to the small group (we were 5 people), the guide was able to answer our questions well. The schedule was strictly adhered to. Nevertheless, there was enough time for photos and free time (lunch break). Toilet stops took place at reasonable intervals. It was so much fun and exactly how I imagined it! Picturesque landscape and this scent. . .100% Provence feeling. Thumbs up and 5 stars!!!

Great tour and a fantastic job by Alex of tailoring the itinerary around the rain and the fact that most of the fields had been harvested a couple of weeks early this year (due to drought). We had to drive up high (between 700-1,000 meters) in the mountains to the few remaining unharvested fields. I gave 3 stars for the transportation because we ended up in a rather cramped van due to the fact that we were a small group (8 guests), which made the long drive to our first stop (approx two hours) a bit uncomfortable.

My husband and I had an amazing time on this tour. We feel like we really got to see and experience the area. Our guide, Natalie, was very knowledgeable and so much fun. We wanted to pack her up and take her with us on the remainder of our travels. The towns were so cute and we had several opportunities for pictures in the lavender fields. Thanks for a memorable day.

This tour was amazing. Our tour guide Alex, who studied philosophy, art and history, blew us away with his knowledge of the area. He was easygoing, funny and always gave us some great surprises. The tour was our highlight in Marseille and we can absolutely recommend it.

I took this tour today with Alex. It was enjoyable & informative. Alex is very knowledgeable & interesting. I learnt many interesting facts & saw some amazing sights. I also met some very lovely people on this tour from Germany. Thank you for this wonderful experience