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Provence Lavender Small Group Half-Day Trip

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Avignon, France
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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Take in the stunning French countryside on a half-day tour of Provence’s lavender fields from Avignon. In a small group, wind through undulating hills and fragrant seas of lavender, stop in the charming village of Sault to peruse local soaps, flowers, essential oils, and honey. Visit a lavender producer and discover the fascinating distillation process and learn the benefits of lavender essential oil. You will also enjoy multiple photo stops throughout Sault and the surrounding lavender fields.
  • Provence villages and lavender fields tour from Avignon
  • Drive through Provence’s blooming lavender fields and stop for photos
  • Browse the fragrant lavender shops in Sault
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience
Your morning or afternoon small-group tour begins with pickup from central Avignon. Take a seat in the comfortable minivan and admire the scenery as you traverse the Provençal countryside, laced with fields of lavender. Your guide will make frequent stops, giving you plenty of opportunities to take photos. 

Enjoy free time in the village of Sault, wander the town on foot and browse the lavender shops full of flowers, fragrant essential oils, and local honey.

Then, visit a lavender producer and learn about the harvesting and distillation process of the ubiquitous flower, and how to use lavender oil to maximize its benefits.

Finally, enjoy more photo stops as you journey through Sault surrounded by lavender fields.

Your tour ends when you return to Avignon by early afternoon or evening, depending on start time.

Please note: This tour is seasonal and runs from June to August only.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Luberon
Spend your tour in the Luberon area
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Roussillon
Free time in the village famous for the red ochre
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Goult
Photo stop in the lavender fields around the village
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gordes
Photo stop at the panorama view point
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque
Photo stop
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Provence Lavender Small Group Half-Day Trip?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Provence Lavender Small Group Half-Day Trip.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I would pay a little extra for a little extra time in each town." See review
  • "It use to say the morning tour was 4 hours and afternoon tour was five hours because it also included a stop at the Lavender Museum which we really wanted to see." See review

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Provence Lavender small group half day tour
rimbaulttony
, Aug 2019
Overall the trip was very good. The trip was well led and the areas visited beautiful. Sadly it was one of the few days in France during our stay where the weather was really bad. So towns like Rousillon and Gourdes that are beautiful were wet and miserable and there was a lot of mist around.
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The rain couldn't ruin the day!
aminahbharadia
, Jul 2019
The guide was very friendly and on the way to the fields he spoke about the history of Avignon. When we got to the valley he spoke about the start of the farming community that lives there. We had more than enough time to wander around the lavender factory and then we went to the fields. Not once were we rushed and the tour guide even offered to help take our photos. It was raining on and off so we finished the fields quickly voluntarily and headed to the town of Sault. He gave us the option to stay in the town longer or to go to another field after the town, which was super nice. Thankfully it wasn't raining when we went to another field that he found so we were all able to get our pictures! Late July maybe wasn't the best time to go as much of the lavender was harvested but the guide made sure we still got to see great fields.
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Not as Expected
Heather L
, Jul 2019
We travelled from Switzerland specifically to go on a lavender tour. We selected Viatour because we have had many positive experiences in the past. However, we found ourselves on what appeared to be a non-Viator tour. We were waiting at the designated meeting place and the tour guide did not appear until after we had called the office. The tour guide (Jerome) then asked us to describe the itinerary of our trip. We were quite surprised about this. He did not know that we were supposed to visit Senaque Abby during the tour. We set off 15 minutes late and the timing throughout the trip was neither precise nor clear. We visited a traditional lavender distillery which was very enjoyable, but not part of the original itinerary. We did not spend any time visiting any of the villages mentioned in the tour description and we were allotted 2 minutes to take a photo of Senaque Abby. We did have the opportunity to visit three lavender fields in close proximity which was very enjoyable. Overall, the tour felt very rushed and some of the promised activities were omitted. We would have appreciated being told the tour was not run by Viator.
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Beautiful lavenders, less time in villages
Rebecca T
, Jul 2019
Enjoyed the three stops for lavender fields on the morning excursion. Jérôme was friendly and took our photos. Unfortunately, the Senanque Abbey was closed, so we couldn't enter. Wished the tour could be an hour longer, so we could have time to visit another village (besides Roussillon). Pleasant tour overall!
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Great trip to see the essentials
Patrycja O
, Jul 2019
Jean was really helpful throughout the whole tour. The tour shoes you the essentials of the area. Jean had a great knowledge of the sights and was extremely helpful throughout the entire experience. The Abbey was not in full bloom but it was still great to see. Overall a fantastic opportunity to see the fields and get all the insight knowledge.
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Really Great Tour
annsouth
, Jun 2019
This was a wonderful tour. One of the fields was beautifully in bloom, However the lavender was not in bloom at the abbey. I think the tour guide should give the option of not going to the abbey, if not in bloom. The only reason to go to the abbey is for the Lavender view. An option of staying longer in the hilltown of Rousillion would have made the tour perfect. Rousillion was magical and we did not have nearly enough time there. I am so glad I booked this tour and would recommend.
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Great views
emiricac
, Jun 2019
I wish I had done the full day tour. Everything feels rushed to make it back to Avignon within 5 hours. I think if the tour said 6 hours and we were given additional 15-20 minutes per town/village it would have been perfect. I would pay a little extra for a little extra time in each town. But other than that, this tour delivered everything it promised. If I had the time I would do the full day tour, well worth the extra time and money. But if you're in a rush and just need to see some places, then this is perfect for you.
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Lavender Fields
angielee47
, Jun 2019
It was a terrible tour and a complete waste of time. In fact, it wasn’t a tour. The guide was more like a driver. He dropped us here and there and said he would be back in 45 min. He barely spoke English. He said the microphone in the van was broken. I would NOT recommend this tour to anyone and, in fact, I am a user of Viator a not and I don’t think I will use them anymore (after the tour we have scheduled for tomorrow) VERY disappointing!
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Off season already
EVER-CHENG
, Aug 2018
Best visiting time for Lavender in early July. Still an enjoyable trip with Sunflower field and magnificent views.
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The description of this tour has...
Kaki
, Aug 2018
The description of this tour has changed since I booked and paid for our family of four. It use to say the morning tour was 4 hours and afternoon tour was five hours because it also included a stop at the Lavender Museum which we really wanted to see. That didn't happen. Now I go back and see that the verbiage has been changed and both morning and afternoon are five hours. Our tour did not last five hours. Our guide was very nice and knowledgeable and dropped us at the parking garage at the conclusion. I don't feel this is the guide's fault. Viator had one description of the tour and the tour guide had other instructions from his local company. First time not entirely happy with Viator.

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