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Aix-en-Provence: Day Trip to the Valensole Lavender Fields

Aix-en-Provence: Day Trip to the Valensole Lavender Fields

Travel along the lavender road on the Valensole plateau on this half-day tour from Aix-en-Provence. Capture pictures in the lavender and sunflower fields. Uncover the secrets to making lavender products at a local lavender distillery. Meet your guide at a centrally-located spot in the city of Aix-en-Provence. Ride in a comfortable and air-conditioned minibus to the Valensole plateau. Stop for pictures a stunning locations along the lavender road.  Have some free time to take pictures and enjoy the lavender and sunflower fields which bloom between June and July. Visit a local lavender distillery to find out how lavendin essential oils, olive oil, and honey are made. After your visit to the local producer, understand the difference between Lavender and lavendin. Return to your starting point in Aix-en-Provence at the end of your tour.

From Marseille: Valensole Lavenders Tour from Cruise Port

From Marseille: Valensole Lavenders Tour from Cruise Port

Don't miss out on the lavender blossom season. Head to Valensole where oceans of lavender fields await your admiration and photo taking. Discover the properties and benefits of lavender essential oil with some local producers. Many stops will be organized to take pictures of the renowned purple flowers. Take advantage of free time for lunch on your own (not included) in the village of Valensole.

From Avignon: Lavender Tour in Valensole, Sault and Luberon

From Avignon: Lavender Tour in Valensole, Sault and Luberon

• Pickup in front of Hotel Le Bristol (address: 44 Cours Jean Jaurès 84000 Avignon) Around 50 minutes drive to Gordes • Gordes : Explore the beauty of the magnificent village of Gordes. Duration : 15 minutes 5 minutes drive to Senanque Abbey • Senanque Abbey : Take wonderful pictures in the lavender fields in front of Senanque Abbey (NB : Stop according to blooming, but can be replaced by another place). Duration : around 40 minutes 45 minutes drive to Sault • Sault : Enjoy the Provençal picnic with fresh products from local farmers if you choose to start your tour in the morning (NB : Stop according to blooming, but can be replaced by another place). 10 minutes drive to Ferrassières • Ferrassières : Take beautiful pictures in the big lavender fields of Ferrassières, one of the only places where the real lavender is farmed (NB : Stop according to blooming, but can be replaced by another place). Duration : 15 minutes 1h15 drive to Valensole • Valensole : Admire the huge lavender fields in full blossoming around the village of Valensole for an unforgettable moment full of colours and fragrances (NB : Stop according to blooming, but can be replaced by another place). Duration : around 1h30 1h45 drive back to Avignon

From Nice: Full-Day Provence and Lavender Tour

From Nice: Full-Day Provence and Lavender Tour

Discover the highlights of Provence on a full-day tour. Appreciate the region's architecture and the sweet brightness of the famous lavender fields.  Visit Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, voted one of the most beautiful villages in France, filled with ramparts, fountains, and an ancient aqueduct. Photograph the world-famous lavender plateaus and then go on a guided tour of a lavender processing plant located in the heart of the field. Lac de Sainte-Croix is located in a wooded setting at the foot of the Gorges du Verdon between the Alpes de Haute Provence and Var, this artificial reservoir of clear and pure water is a jealously guarded quality and one of the most beautiful lakes in Provence.

From Aix: Lavenders & boat picnic in Grand Canyon

From Aix: Lavenders & boat picnic in Grand Canyon

I’m inviting you to spend a really sensational day. The beauty of the lavender fields is indescribable. You will have enough time to take pictures, smell the flowers, admire the nature and taste 3 local wines. This unic landscape is worth to be explored. I will take you to one of my favorite spots where I go with my family or friends. We will go to Gorges du Verdon, the biggest canyon in all Europe. You will have free time for a picnic on your electric boat navigating on the fabulous lake (from 1 to 3 hours). It is really something to see ! The next stop is the perched village Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon with its incredible view on the Sainte Croix lake and the canyon, so, so pictoresque! Hope to see you soon for this unforgettable day!* *If you don't feel having the boat trip, I will bring you to the Moustiers-Sainte-Marie village instead. It's a very old and charming Provencal village.

From Aix: Exploring the Grand Canyon: boat picnic & villages

From Aix: Exploring the Grand Canyon: boat picnic & villages

I’m inviting you to spend a really sensational day. The beauty of Gorges du Verdon Grand Canyon is indescribable. You will have enough time to take pictures of the landscape and stroll in the amazing village Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon with its incredible view on the Sainte Croix lake and the canyon, so, so pictoresque! This unic landscape is worth to be explored. I will take you to one of my favorite spots where I go with my family or friends. We will go to Gorges du Verdon, the biggest canyon in all Europe. You will have free time for a picnic on your electric boat navigating on the fabulous lake (from 1 to 3 hours). It is really something to see ! But you if you don't feel having the boat trip or just do it quickly, I will bring you to the Moustiers-Sainte-Marie village instead. It's a very old and charming Provencal village, a real journey to the past to disciver the authentic Provence. Hope to see you soon for this unforgettable day!

Seté: Bike Rental

Seté: Bike Rental

Whether you're a cycling enthusiast or a casual explorer, our bike rental service is tailored to meet your needs. Choose from our fleet of well-maintained bikes, suitable for various preferences and skill levels. From comfortable cruisers for a relaxed ride to performance bikes for cycling enthusiasts, we have the right bike for you. Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a beginner, our team is ready to provide expert guidance on the best cycling routes. Explore the beauty of the Côte d'Azur with insider tips from our experienced staff.

Taxi aéroport Marseille cassis transfer port Cruise

Taxi aéroport Marseille cassis transfer port Cruise

Imagine, departing from Marseille, a stopover in one of the oldest districts in Europe such as the Basket district for a visit of the time of your choice, then departure via the old port towards the Palais du Pharo with a stopover, en suite Direction Notre Dame de la Garde, a legendary place with a breathtaking 360° view. After this second stopover, the possibility of heading towards Les Goudes, (which is more commonly called the country at the end of the world) via the Corniche with a magnificent view of the Mediterranean Sea and the islands of Frioul and the Château d 'yew. Once you arrive at Goudes, a new stopover will be offered to you so that you can visit the place. For the rest, I suggest you visit the Longchamps Palace with its imposing architecture and these magnificent fountains.

A provençal picnic at sunset in the lavender fields

A provençal picnic at sunset in the lavender fields

Discover Provence like never before with our enchanting tour. Your adventure begins with a visit to the traditional lavender factory, Angelvin, where you'll learn about the production and harvesting methods through a captivating short film. Immerse yourself in the history and craftsmanship of lavender in this authentic setting. Next, we'll take you to the charming village of Valensole, known for its picturesque atmosphere and lavender museum. Stroll through the streets of this typical provençal village and be charmed by its timeless appeal and local traditions. The day continues with a panoramic car tour across the Valensole plateau. You'll be amazed by the endless lavender fields stretching as far as the eye can see. Several stops are planned for you to capture these magical moments in photos. The highlight of this excursion is undoubtedly the sunset picnic amid the lavender fields. Imagine savoring a delicious meal made from local products, outdoors, surrounded by the beauty and enchanting scent of blooming lavender, as the sun sets on the horizon, painting the sky in golden and purple hues. Join us for this unique experience and let yourself be enchanted by the magic of Provence !

Gorges du Verdon & Plateau de Valensole

Gorges du Verdon & Plateau de Valensole

Let me take you to the famous plateau of Valensole where you will be able to enjoy the gorgeous lavender fields (only in june & july ) We will stop at a local farm to be able to purchase products such as olive oil , almond and smell the different lavender essential oils. I will then take you to Moustier St marie, a lovely nested village in the mountains where you can have lunch as your leisure. This time is yours. We will drive to the turquoise Ste Croix lake for an exceptional view of the Verdon Gorges.

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Overall rating

4.6
(154 reviews)

Seeing the Provence lavender fields and driving through the Valensole (without having to worry about driving myself!) was a precious experience. The trip also had extras such as free time in Moustiers St-Marie (one of France’s most beautiful villages) and in the Gorges du Verdon, where I swam - something I’ll never forget. We also got to go to a lavender, almond, and olive farm, where we could buy products that aren’t sold anywhere else, and got to try their olive oils and almonds in a demonstration. Just a lovely, lovely day!

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and dealt with all sorts of questions well egwhere the best bouillabaisse could be eaten. Coach was comfortable and guide was attentive to needs. Good time keeping enabled us to see the variety of magnificent lavender and sage fields. Very pleasant day out which enhances all the senses.

It was all I imagined it would be ! The lavender fields were so amazingly beautiful ! The places we visited were interesting . I specially enjoyed the very pretty village of Moustiers St. Marie . Joanne was a wonderful and very knowledgeable guide .

What a wonderful way to spend a day in Provence! Tom is incredibly flexible, accommodating, and fun. He will pretty much do as much or as little activity as you want. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this beautiful region with this great guide!

Top excursion! We were able to visit different lavender fields, while taking our time for photos. The village we then visited was very beautiful. The end of the day spent at the lake was just magical. I recommend this excursion