• Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Take off from Aix-en-Provence to visit Moustiers Ste-Marie and Manosque on this 9-hour tour. Along the way, visit remarkable sights, such as Verdon Gorge (Gorges du Verdon), Lake of Ste-Croix, and Notre Dame de Lorette. Plus make a stop to tour the high-end cosmetics company, L'Occitane’s factory.

Highlights

  • 9-hour tour of Moustiers Ste-Marie and Manosque
  • Visit the L'Occitane Factory for a tour
  • Take in stunning views at Verdon Gorge (Gorges du Verdon) and Lake of Ste-Croix
  • Catch sight of the Notre Dame de Lorette

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What You Can Expect

Verdon Gorge and Moustiers Ste-Marie Tour from Aix-en-Provence

Visit the beautiful village of Moustiers Sainte-Marie on your day tour

For this 9-hour tour of Moustiers Ste-Marie and Manosque meet your group and guide in central Aix-en-Provence a little before 9 a.m. Jump aboard an air-conditioned minivan, and make your way to your first stop near Manosque.

Here, go on a tour of the high-end cosmetics company, L'Occitane’s factory, and learn about how the company makes its perfumes. Hear stories about the companies history, and then pop by the gift shop to pick up some merchandise if you’d like (own expense).

Afterward, continue on to Moustiers Ste-Marie. You’ll have free time to wander the village, and have lunch at one of the cafes (own expense). In the village, catch sight of Notre Dame de Lorette, which contains the remains of 40,000 soldiers, as well as the ashes of many concentration camp victims.

Your last stop on this tour is at Verdon Gorge (Gorges du Verdon) where you can take in stunning views, and go down to Lake of Ste-Croix. Spend some free time on the beach before getting back into your car for the ride back to Aix-en-Provence.

Your tour ends upon your return in Aix-en-Provence at about 5 p.m.

Customer Reviews

birdmoore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We had a great time. Moustiers Ste-Marie was such a beautiful little village with a little shopping for mom and hiking for the kids. The gorges was amazing, the lavender fields so serene. If you'd like a getaway day to see the countryside and mountains of provence, this tour is the perfect choice.

Julie S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This trip was fantastic. Leon was a great guide who talked knowledgably about everything. Some amazing scenery along the way .... awesome

Brian K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This day trip was fantastic. The visit and tour of the LOccitane factory started a number of great experiences. Moustiers-Saint-Marie is a very pretty village in which to enjoy lunch. The Verdon Gorge is vast and very impressive. Having a quiet drink in a bar overlooking the lake was a perfect way to complete the day before returning to Aix-en-Provence. Thanks to Valerie we had a delightful day.

Arlene B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour visiting L'Occitaine factory and learning the history of Olivier and his discovery? Had lunch in Moustiers. Charming town. One of the prettiest I've seen. We left the best for last - the Vernon Gorge. Magnificent views! Excellent day trip from Aix. Natalie was a super guide - well informed and she is made it a fun day.

Wine tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The scenery was fantastic and Natalie was an energetic and fun guide.

viaudnadia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was simply A M A Z I N G !! Leonardo was our guide and he was a really good one. This was definatly the highlight of my euro trip !!

Judy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The tour to Moustiers Ste-Marie and the Verdon Gorge exceeded my expectations. Our guide, Renaud, was wonderful--informative, enthusiastic, and good-natured. It was a day of spectacular landscapes with picturesque villages scattered throughout. The trip to l'Occitane factory was also interesting, although I might have preferred to have more time in the village. After my experience on this tour, I wouldn't hesitate to book another trip with the local tour company.

Zuice L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Me and my boyfriend enjoyed a lot along the whole trip, took a lot of nice photos, ate a lot of nice food! We even took a nap in the car the guide drove really well! : ENJOYED EVERY BIT OF IT.

Emily M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Really wonderful tour, highlight of my trip and definitely worth the money! Good guide, knowledgable and did not feel rushed.
Moustiers was charming, it is worth walking up to the Chapel for the view. Verdon Gorge and the lake were both beautiful and we even saw the lavender fields. Great day !

candan t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

lovely tour, lovely guide lea, highly recommended - even to those who don't like tours, like me!

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