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From June to August each year, the fertile lavender fields of Provence cloak the countryside in a blanket of purple — drawing visitors from far and wide. This convenient 9-hour combination bus and walking tour from Avignon takes in pretty towns including Aix-en-Provence and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, showcasing the best of France’s lavender country. Stroll along rows of purple lavender, visit the l’Occitane museum and shop in Manosque, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour — limited to eight people.
9-hour lavender tour from Avignon
Walk along rows of purple lavender and smell the fragrance on the air
Visit Valensole — famous for its fertile lavender fields — with a guide
Explore Provençale towns including Aix-en-Provence and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
Visit the l’Occitane museum and shop in Manosque
Tour includes round-trip travel from Avignon tourist office or your central Avignon hotel
Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a personalized experience with your guide
Following a pickup at your Avignon hotel between 8am and 8:30am, transfer to the Avignon tourist office and take a seat in your vehicle. At 9am, travel out into the countryside with your guide to begin your tour. The lavender fields are in bloom from mid-June to early August each year, throwing a blanket of color across the rolling hillsides of Provence.
Stop in Aix-en-Provence — famous for its vibrant art scene — then visit Valensole with your guide. Here, stroll among the rows of purple flowers, and inhale the heady scent for which lavender is famous.
Visit the lovely village of Valensole, then continue on to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie — a town widely considered among the prettiest in France and popular for its pottery. Explore winding streets home to traditional potters, and admire fine views over the mighty cliffs towering over the town.
Visit the l’Occitane museum and shop in Manosque, then return in comfort to your departure point in Avignon to conclude your tour.