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  • Location: Avignon, France
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Venture through Provence’s lavender fields and picturesque villages on this half-day tour from Avignon. Admire the unique red ochre cliffs of Roussillon, spend time in the postcard-worthy Luberon village of Gordes and enjoy a fragrant tour of the Lavender Museum in Coustellet. Choose a morning or afternoon tour, and visit during the summer months to see the lavender fields in bloom!

Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience of Provence.

Highlights

  • Provence villages and lavender fields half-day tour from Avignon
  • Travel through Provence’s beautiful lavender fields, in full bloom during the summer
  • View the unique red cliffs of Roussillon
  • Visit Gordes, considered one of France’s most beautiful villages
  • Tour the Lavender Museum to discover the many uses of lavender
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Lavender and Villages in Provence Small Group Day Trip

Drive through the lavender fields of Provence on your small group day trip

You’ll be picked up from your Avignon hotel and taken by 8-passenger minivan through the beautiful landscapes of Provence, known for its sprawling lavender fields and hilltop villages. During the summer months, you’ll see these magnificent flower fields in bloom, and will make a stop at Senanque Abbey to take photos of the scenery (June 15 to July 15).

Visit the village of Roussillon in the broad valley between the Vaucluse Mountains and the Petit Luberon region. Known for its unusual natural landscape, Roussillon is full of stunning red and yellow ochre cliffs. Learn about the village’s mining history during your photo, and on Thursdays, visit the local market in town.

Head next to Gordes, a perched drystone village in the Luberon that’s often considered one of the most beautiful villages in France. On your visit here, you'll see why this stony citadel seduced famous artists like Pablo Picasso and Peter Mayle, the British writer who wrote A Year in Provence. If you visit on Tuesday, you’ll have also time to browse the village market.

Your last stop is the Lavender Museum in Coustellet, where you’ll learn all about the symbol of Provence: the lavender flower. Tour the museum to discover how these flowers are transformed into lovely essential oils, fragrances and cosmetic products, and end with a chance to purchase some to take home with you.

Then, relax on the drive back to Avignon.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great trip to wonderful places. We managed to see a lot in a half a day. The only disadvantage was that we could not stop for 5 minutes to take a picture in the lavender fields (I would prefer to cut time in other places). Overall - a good experience and I would recommend to all

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Wonderful day and wonderful, knowledgeable tour guide. What a lovely tour this is and I highly recommend it. Definitely worth the price.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

The travel guide, Marion, made this a treat. There's a lavender museum where you see distillation design through history, but the best reason for going is the amazing natural and architectural beauty of Rouissilon, with its red cliffs set against green landscape

Sharon
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

This was a great tour. Very friendly, relaxed guide who knew her stuff and made the trip enjoyable. The two towns we visited were delightful and it was great to have time to wander around them on our own. While the lavender farm wasn't flowering the museum was way more interesting than I expected.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Guide was excellent, extremely knowledgable, sincere - I would highly recommend this tour again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

EXCELLENT!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

A lovely half day trip with our guide whose English commentary was informative and clear and communicated with a sense of fun. She engaged with all 8 travellers from UK, Belgium, China, Australia and New Zealand. We were 2 weeks too early to see lavender in bloom but the Lavender museum was interesting. The villages of Rousillon and Gordes were delightful and as picturesque as advertised. We had a 45 minutes in each to explore. An excellent trip.

Ying-Chi F
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

The driver is excellent!!

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Excellent service by Melanie from Provence Reservation. Understanding, helpful, friendly and informative. I would have given 5 stars if the company could arrange this half day tour to be slightly longer for another 15-30 minutes to go to lavender field. After all, that's what lavender tour is about.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

It was lovely trip and the tour guide did everything she could to expose us to the natural beauty of the area.
If you are looking for a tour that provides you with a brief yet impactful overview of Avignon as well as scenery that offers optimium backdrops for memorable pictures then this is the tour to take.

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