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Sylvain gave us a wonderful taste of this fantastic area.
Got to see at least two medieval cities, most interesting.
Great pace! Great sites! Great guide(Julien). My only recommendation would be to swap the lavender museum for a wine tasting or cheese tasting. This tour was exactly what I was looking for. I only had 36 hours in Provence and with work, didn and #39;t have time to research a trip. A taste of Provence.
Our guide Violette was knowledgeable friendly and flexible. As we were the only guests in the afternoon she was able to make some changes to eliminate attractions we had already seen, thus increasing our overall enjoyment.
We enjoyed our tour, as the amount to see seemed just about right. Yet, did not need to spend so much time at the Lavender museum and store. Violette was a nice tour guide.
Very interesting day no crowds off season would recommend this tour
We had a great time but went on a monday and most of the shops in the villages were closed
we visited the Lavender field on the 12 August which is about the end of the season. Our guide was awesome, he did his best to help us find 2 fields although it was pouring... hope we get back next year and see you again !!! many thanks
We enjoyed the trip. Despite the wet weather, the sites were interesting and the guide was fabulous. She gave us the information we needed without being intrusive and gave us the freedom to explore each site ourselves. The bus was comfortable and a good size for the 8 passengers. The length of the trip was perfect.
We did the Lavender tour that included a tour of the lavender museum and side trips to Gordes and Rousilon. Small coach and just eight of us made it great. Excellent tour guide who was right on time and very engaging. We did the Papal Palace on our own, which is a must see.
Doing what: Avignon and Provence Independent City Tour
It was amazing. I met amazing people and my tour guide Melanie was extrotinary. Her smile and personality made the day.
We enjoyed the trip, but felt rushed. The driver/guide was great. Would have preferred to skip the lavender museum and spend more time in Gordes. We expected to be out all day, but ended up being combined with others who had only booked half day excursions which meant going back to Avignon for drop off/pick up at noon and grabbing a quick lunch to eat in the car rather than a relaxed lunch in Les Baux as per the itinerary write-up. We were not advised in advance or given an opportunity to change our dates. This was very disappointing!!! The places visited were fantastic - customer service on the part of the tour operator very poor!!!
Great way to experience Provence in a day!!
Excellent, well paced and good range of stops.
This tour was excellent and enjoyed it very much,we visited many beautiful small towns, Julien our tour guide and driver is very knowledgeable about the places we visited and even gave us tips about local food still waiting for his grandmother lamb recipe though :. I would have like to see the hospital near St. Remy were Van Gough was committed. than the visit to the lavender museum, one of the lady with us could not go in because she has allergic to perfumes, so she had to wait for us outside. My favourite are Roussillon and the dry-stone village of Gordes, our last stop was in Pont du Gard bridge which is just fantastic and in perfect time. We also visited and enjoyed a little shopping in the market. I highly recommend this tour. We also took the lavender tour with this company and was happy with their service.
Visits to beautiful French villages were very enjoyable.
Lovely places and guide.
Great day trip to see the highlights of Provence in one day. Our guide gave us plenty of information and was friendly. We were disappointed not to see the lavender fields in full bloom but it was the end of the season.
The lavender fields were beautiful, the guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. On the way out, she gave us a good idea of the history and geography of Avignon and surroundings. The visit to Rousillon and Luberon were very interesting. The guide was very helpful telling us what to look out for and what we could buy. However, some of her time on the way back was taken up by the trainee guide who was with her. The vehicle was substandard, only 4 of the 8 seats were comfortable and the AC was not working on a hot day. We did not insist on a change of vehicle since our time in Avignon was short. We definitely did not get our money's worth on the vehicle. The company should not take advantage of tourists who have only a limited time in the place, a better vehicle should have been provided.
Doing what: Provence Lavender Small Group Half-Day Trip
The whole exercise was to visit the lavender fields. I think if the lavender field were already harvested you should have informed us so we could decide if we still wanted the tour. Was very disappointed.
This is a must see. Tour guide was excellent and very knowledgable. We will be back some say.
An excellent tour, run by Provence Reservations. Anne, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and went out of her way to make sure we got the most of the day. It was a long day, and we covered around 20km, and about 6 main stops, with sufficient time in each. The Cloitre St Paul asylum where Van Gogh stayed was a worthwhile addition to the tour - it was amazing to see the actual scenes Van Gogh painted!
Due to the lavender season being early in 2015 a lot of the fields had already been harvested when we were there but our guide, Julien, took us to two fields which were still blooming and beautiful - one of which had a spectacular view of the village of Aurel as a backdrop.
We had a half hour stop in the village of Sault just long enough to buy some lavender based gifts at a better price than we would have found them in Avignon.
As we had not hired a car during our stay in Avignon, this tour gave us the opportunity to see some of the countryside and mountains in the area.
Doing what: Provence Lavender Small Group Half-Day Trip
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