From June 10th until August 15th 2018, join one of the lavender tours starting frrom Aix en Provence and visit the blooming lavender fields !Three different tours to the lavender fields ! 1. Lavender morning tour -> from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm / 55 € per person Along scenic roads winding across the fields of flowers, arrival on the wide Plateau of Valensole specialised in the cultivation of « lavandin ». Many stops by the lavender fields in bloom. Stop at a farmer / producer’s place : lavender and lavandin essential oils, olive oil, lavender honey…. Learn everything about the cultivation, distillation and properties of lavender and lavandin. Don’t forget your camera to take incredible pictures ! Book now ! 2. Lavender afternoon tour -> from 2.00 pm to 7.00 pm / 60 € per person Drive to Valensole Plateau. Pass by picturesque roads lined with golden wheat and blue lavender prairies as far as the eye can see . Many photo stops included in the lavender fields in bloom. On the way back, stop in L’Occitane cosmetics factory : visit the museum displaying the history of the trademark.
Possibility to buy products at preferential rates before driving back to Aix. Book now ! 3. Lavender full day tour VALENSOLE -> from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm / 100 € per person – From June 20th to July 20th 2018 Drive through the valley of the Durance river, and discover the Plateau of Valensole specialised in the cultivation of « lavandin », where small roads are winding through the fields of flowers. Many stops are included by the fields in bloom. Stop at a farmer / producer’s place : lavender and lavandin essential oils, olive oil, lavender honey…. Stop in the perched village of Moustiers-Ste-Marie, so famous for its earthen ware workshops (free time for visit and lunch not included on your own). In the afternoon, continue to the breathtaking opening of the Grand Canyon of the River Verdon. Photo stop in the lavender fields. Free time in the picturesque village of Sainte Croix du Verdon settled by Sainte Croix Lake (possibility of swimming or sun-bathing : don’t forget your swimsuit) before going back to Aix. Book now ! 4. Lavender full day tour SAULT -> from 9.00 am to 6.30 pm / 100 € per person -> From July 21st to August 15th 2018 Through the Luberon Natural Regional Park along the picturesque and winding Combe of Lourmarin, reach the Plateau of Claparèdes with its numerous « bories » (typical dry-stoned houses) among the lavender fields. Arrival in the hilltop village of Saignon to enjoy a breathtaking panorama.
Drive then to Pays de Sault with its wide lavender and lavandin fields in bloom. Stop in Sault, “the capital of lavender” (free time and lunch not included on your own).
In the afternoon, discover one of the most beautiful villages in France : Gordes, a village erected on the cliff. The fortified castle and church dominate the typical houses of the village which were built with stones from the rock on which they are fitting.
Back to Aix-en-Provence. Book now !