- 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 a few 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 the so-called ‘lavender road’ on the Plateau of Claparèdes, a spectacular violet-hued area, where the lavender fields are broken up by pretty dry-stone wall houses called bories. Enjoy several photo stops as you travel to the hilltop village of Saignon, and then enjoy a stop to soak up the views over the Luberon valley and Mont Ventoux. Admire the lavender fields and drink in the dramatic Provençal vistas from Gordes village.
Tours from June 17 – July 20: 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 July 21 – August 15: 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.
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!