From June 17th until August 15th 2013, join one of the lavender tours starting in Aix en Provence to visit the blooming lavender fields !Three different tours to the lavender fields ! 1. Lavender morning tour -> from 9.00 am to 1.30 pm / 50 € per person Don’t miss these exceptional purple landscapes and follow your guide along the scenic roads to the wide Plateau of Valensole known for it’s lavandin fields. You will enjoy many photo stops during the tour to admire the flowers. You will also have a stop at a local producer’s place to discover the essential oil, lavender honey and many other products based on lavender. 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 Follow your guide to the Plateau des Claparèdes with its several bories and lavender fields ! Many stop to take pictures and explore the fields. Direction the perched village Saignon, offering a panoramic view on the Luberon hill range and the Mont Ventoux mountain. You will also enjoy a photo stop at the fields located close to the ochre village of Roussillon. End your tour by a photo stop at the panoramic point of view of Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages of France entirely built with dry stones. Book now ! 3. Lavender full day tour -> from 9.00 am to 6.30 pm / 90 € per person – From June 17th to July 13th 2013 Cross the valley of the Durance river, arrival on the Plateau of Valensole specialized in the cultivation of « lavandin », where small roads are winding among the fields of flowers. Many stops at the lavender fields to admire the purple flowers. Stop at a farmer/ producer’s place to discover lavender and lavandin essential oils, olive oil, lavender honey…. Stop in the perched village of Moustiers-Ste-Marie, famous for its earthen ware workshops (free time for visit and lunch on your own). In the afternoon, continue to the breathtaking opening of the Grand Canyon of the River Verdon. Scenic touring of Sainte Croix Lake, view on the picturesque village of Bauduen and a last stop in Sainte Croix de Verdon before returning to Aix. – From July 15th to August 15th 2013 Your guide will drive you through the Luberon Regional Natural Park along the picturesque and winding Combe of Lourmarin to arrive in Pays de Sault with its wide lavender and lavandin fields in bloom. Stop in Sault, “the capital of lavender” (free time and lunch on your own). In the afternoon, a discovery itinerary through the most picturesque hill top villages of Monieux (stop), St Saturnin-les-Apt (panorama), Saignon (stop, exceptional panorama). Back to Aix through the Plateau of Claparèdes with its numerous « bories » (typical dry-stoned houses) among the lavender fields. Book now !
From June 10th 2016 until July 20th 2016 you have the opportunity to discover the lavender fields from Marseille !You are staying in Marseille and want to admire the beautiful landscapes of lavender fields in bloom ? Join an excursion with Provence Tours : departure from the Radisson Blu Hotel Vieux Port in Marseille ! Start your day with the visit of the beautiful city of Aix en Provence ! Enjoy your free time to stroll through the center and weekly market to discover the numerous regional products. The afternoon will be spend through the lavender fields with several photo stops at different fields. Admire these breathtaking purple landscapes and don’t forget your camera ! End the day with the visit of the village of Valensole where you will be able to find some essential lavender oil and many other products of fine lavender reputated for its benefits ! Book now !
Enjoy a day through the picturesque roads of Provence to the breathtaking lavender fields of the Luberon and Sault !
We pick you up directly in front of your hotel in Avignon with our air conditionned and comfortable minibuses !
Three possibilities to discover the lavender fields in bloom and Provencal villages :1. Lavender morning tour -> from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm / 50 € per person Enjoy a scenic drive from Avignon and admire the breathtaking beauty of the lavender fields in bloom. Drive along a picturesque road through lavender fields (photo stops). Free time in Sault or Roussillon or Gordes (depending on the flowering stage) to wander and discover lavender shops. You will appreciate the lavender : essence, flowers, honey… As there is a different level of altitude between Gordes / Roussillon and Sault, we visit one or the other sites depending on the flowering stage.
2. Lavender afternoon tour -> from 2.00 pm to 7.00 pm / 60 € per personDrive to the wild lavender fields in bloom and visit the lavender museum where fine lavender essential oil is produced. Free time in Sault or Roussillon (depending on the flowering stage) to wander and do shopping in lavender shops. You will appreciate the lavender : essence, flowers, honey… Drive to Coustellet across lavender fields and small picturesque villages : St Jean, Lioux,… Photo stop at the panoramic point of view to take pictures of the hilltop village of Gordes, classified as one of «the most beautiful villages in France». Visit of the LAVENDER Museum in Coustellet, where you will find out the secrets of the usage of Lavender essential oil (video, exhibition and shop). Book now !
3. Lavender full day tour -> from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm / 95 € per personStart your day by a traditional open-air market in a traditionnal village of Provence and appreciate its stalls presenting a shimmering palette of fruits and vegetables and souvenirs. Drive along picturesque roads through wild lavender fields to Sault, lavender capital or Roussillon (depending on the flowering stage). Several photo stops to discover the flowers and walk throught the fields ! Free time in Sault or Roussillon to wander and do shopping in lavender shops. In the afternoon visit Gordes, hilltop village in Luberon, one of «the most beautiful villages in France», completely made with dry stones. Admire the castle and the St Firmin church.Visit of the LAVENDER Museum in Coustellet, where you will find out the secrets of the uses of Lavender essential oil : video, exhibition and demonstration of distillation. Photo stop at Senanque abbey (from June 15th to July 15th only), Cistercian monument surrounded by wonderful lavender fields. Free time for lunch (not included) on your own during the day Not to be missed ! Book your tour for August, 15th 2016 and enjoy the Lavender Festival in Sault: sickle cutting competition, parade of Provençal folklore groups, village craft, book fair, sale of products made from lavender.
Daily departure from June 5th 2016 to August 15th 2016