- Morning, afternoon or full-day tour to the Provençal lavender fields from Aix-en-Provence
- Visit incredible stretches of lavender fields like Valensole Plateau or Plateau of Claparèdes
- Learn about the different lavender varieties from an expert guide
- Shop for artisan lavender oils and flowers to take home
- Visit pretty Luberon villages like Saignon, Gordes and Ste Croix de Verdon (selected options only)
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This is a great way of exploring the beautiful region of Provence when the lavender fields are all in bloom. As this only happens for two months of the year make sure you don't miss out!
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What You Can Expect
Head to Valensole Plateau – a vast expanse of lavender fields that produce a type of lavender known as Lavandin. Typically larger than the French Lavender plants, Lavandin produces a more fruity, gutsy fragrance that will hit you as soon as you hop off your minibus! Pose for photos in front of the fields, and then visit a lavender farm to see a selection of Provençal lavender produce: French Lavender and Lavandin oils, lavender honey, and even lavender-infused olive oil! Learn about the plant’s cultivation and the properties of the different lavender flowers from your guide before returning to Aix.
Travel along picturesque, winding roads to Valensole Plateau and enjoy panoramic views over the golden wheat and blue lavender fields. Pause along the way to capture the colorful crops in bloom through the eye of your camera. Then, stop off at a L'Occitane cosmetics factory to visit the museum and gain insight into the story behind this famous trademark. Enjoy reduced rates on any purchases you make, then return to your departure point to conclude your tour.
Tours from mid-June to mid-July: Explore Valensole Plateau in the morning to see its incredible Lavandin fields and visit a lavender farm, and then travel to the hilltop village of Moustiers-Ste-Marie. Famous for its earthenware workshops, the village is a craft-lovers treasure trove, and you’ll have time to explore it independently. Enjoy lunch in the village at your own expense, and then travel by minibus to see the opening of the Gorge du Verdon – a magnificent river canyon. Admire Ste Croix Lake on a panoramic tour, amble through the picture-perfect village of Bauduen and then enjoy a last photo stop in of Ste Croix de Verdon, a village with old-school Provençal charm.
Tours from mid-July to mid-August: Discover the delights of Luberon National Park while traveling along the long and winding Combe de Lourmarin – a scenic river valley road – to Pays de Sault. The area is known for its sweeping lavender fields, and is home to the so-called ‘capital of lavender’ – Sault village. Make the most of some free time here, perhaps shopping for oils or flowers to take home and enjoying lunch (own expense), and then meet your guide to travel to three picturesque hilltop villages: Monieux, St Saturnin-les-Apt and Saignon. Return to Aix, passing through the Plateau of Claparèdes.
This is a must see. Tour guide was excellent and very knowledgable. We will be back some say.
The tour is worth going and highly recommended. We visited 4 different lavender fields and took a lot of great pictures. The tour also included visiting Moustiers, Verdon Gorge and Lake of St. Croix. Our guide, Sarah is prefessional and nice!
Great!! My recommendation is spend more time at Rosillon.
Sarah was our guide and she was absolutely the best! The tour was so worth it we got to go to 4 different lavender fields, the Verdon Gorge, Moustiers, and a few more places. I definitely will take this tour again because it was just stunning.
A multi-sensory experience: color, the sounds of bees and the smell of lavender. Truly, a "bucket-list" tour. My only problem was that the AC in the van was not working well as we began our trip. I would encourage the tour operator to make sure the vans are in good working order and that the tour guides know how to operate all aspects of the van. It got pretty tense when the air was stifling, but the tour operator pulled out the auto guide and was able to finagle the AC to begin cooling.
A lot of post-card-views of best time blossoming lavender fields, Verdon and lakes. A lot of thanks to Florence - our guide, with her very gentle and kind attitide to tourist constantly loosing themselves in the lavender beauty!
Actually, i was a little bit disappointed about lavender. But the lake and Moustiers town gave me a big surprise. The town is the kind of place that i always want to go: peaceful, lovely, relaxing. And the lake is amazing! The color of that lake is a kind of pure blue.
Even though it was too early to see the full effects of the lavender fields Ranauld did a great job making up for it by going out if his way for us to enjoy the poppy fields. Enjoyable even though not much lavender to view.
The guide does give us good commentary , but he keep rushing and hurrying us along from spot to spot, saying we have lots to cover, and little time.
He tried to bring us to the loccitane factory, good initiative as it is not in the schedule, but poor information as the factory is not open on Sunday and he only know after actually arriving there. Again, I expect him to know better as the guide.
the tour was supposed to be 5 hours and in the end, it finish at 4 hours. he could have time manage it better and make it feel more leisurely. Instead I felt rushed and cheated off that one hour.
Not recommended unless all the other tours is fully booked like what happened to us. Frankly, the sense that I get is the guide is newbie in doing tour guide.