• Location: Avignon, France
  • Duration: 5.0 to 5.30 hrs
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Discover Provence’s lavender fields and enchanting villages with a 5-hour trip from Avignon. Travel through the countryside by comfortable coach, marveling at the bursts of color that make up the region’s Mediterranean landscape. See the ochre quarries of Roussillon, visit the hilltop town of Gordes and learn all about Provence’s signature bloom at the Lavender Museum in Coustellet. The small-group format ensures a custom experience for all!


  • Provence villages and lavender fields half-day tour from Avignon
  • Travel through Provence’s beautiful lavender fields, in full bloom during the summer
  • View the unique red cliffs of Roussillon
  • Visit Gordes, considered one of France’s most beautiful villages
  • Tour the Lavender Museum to discover the many uses of lavender
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Lavender and Villages in Provence Small Group Day Trip

Drive through the lavender fields of Provence on your small group day trip

Your morning or afternoon small-group tour begins with pickup from your Avignon hotel. Take a seat in the comfortable minivan and enjoy the passing Provençal landscape, famous for endless swathes of lavender and postcard-worthy villages carved from stone. The summer particularly affords glorious views, which you’ll have the chance to capture at photo stops such at the medieval Sénanque Abbey.

Explore beautiful Rousillon, a hilltop village at the edge of the Luberon mountain range, marked for its brilliant red stone buildings. Learn about the town’s unique mining history as you view the surrounding ochre cliffs, painted in shades of red and yellow. Then continue to Gordes, one of France’s most gorgeous villages. Composed of white stone, this ancient town seems to rise straight from the earth. As you walk the narrow cobblestone streets, take in the scenery that inspired artists such as Pablo Picasso and Peter Mayle, author of A Year in Provence

Arrive next at the Lavender Museum in Coustellet. Here, learn more about the tradition and cultivation of lavender farming in Provence and discover the many versatile products that are infused with iconic French flowers. Don’t leave without stopping by the museum shop to purchase some fragrant oils and cosmetics products to take home.

Your 5-hour tour ends with drop-off at your Avignon hotel by early afternoon or evening.

Customer Reviews

Kitso L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Really enjoyed this tour. It lasted about 5 hours, and comprised of a visit to the lavender museum which is filled with various stills and other distillation equipment. A short movie gives you an overview of the lavender industry. Following that, we drove to Roussillon, where we were free to walk around for about an hour, and then over to Gourdes, with similar freedom to meander. Both of these villages are charming and beautiful. Our host, Doreen was very knowledgeable, and gave us good insights on Avignon and the villages as she drove us around in her air-conditioned van. If you do not have the time to do each of these places for a day on your own, this is a very good tour to take.

Casper S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015


Olivia Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Great trip to wonderful places. We managed to see a lot in a half a day. The only disadvantage was that we could not stop for 5 minutes to take a picture in the lavender fields (I would prefer to cut time in other places). Overall - a good experience and I would recommend to all

Barb USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Wonderful day and wonderful, knowledgeable tour guide. What a lovely tour this is and I highly recommend it. Definitely worth the price.

Paul S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

The travel guide, Marion, made this a treat. There's a lavender museum where you see distillation design through history, but the best reason for going is the amazing natural and architectural beauty of Rouissilon, with its red cliffs set against green landscape

Sharon Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

This was a great tour. Very friendly, relaxed guide who knew her stuff and made the trip enjoyable. The two towns we visited were delightful and it was great to have time to wander around them on our own. While the lavender farm wasn't flowering the museum was way more interesting than I expected.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Guide was excellent, extremely knowledgable, sincere - I would highly recommend this tour again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012



5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

A lovely half day trip with our guide whose English commentary was informative and clear and communicated with a sense of fun. She engaged with all 8 travellers from UK, Belgium, China, Australia and New Zealand. We were 2 weeks too early to see lavender in bloom but the Lavender museum was interesting. The villages of Rousillon and Gordes were delightful and as picturesque as advertised. We had a 45 minutes in each to explore. An excellent trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

The driver is excellent!!

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