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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, and stop in the charming villages of Sault, Roussillon or Gordes to purchase local soaps, flowers, essential oils and honey. The longer afternoon tour includes a stop at the Lavender Museum in Coustellet to see how Provence’s signature flower is cultivated and made into exceptional products. 

Highlights

  • 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 or Roussillon
  • Visit the picture-perfect village of Gordes
  • Discover the uses of lavender at the Lavender Museum in Coustellet (afternoon tour)
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Provence Lavender Small Group Half-Day Trip

Depending on the time of the season, visit the village of Roussillon on your half-day tour

Your morning or afternoon small-group tour begins with pickup from your Avignon hotel. 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 opportunity to take photos. 

Visitors on the 4-hour morning tour will make a stop in Sault, Roussillon or Gordes; your guide will choose whichever town offers the most abundant blooms of the moment. In town, you’ll visit the village’s lavender markets and purchase authentic local products from flowers to lavender-scented honey and essential oils.

If you opt for the 5-hour evening tour, you’ll have additional time in the village to independently explore, after which you’ll head to the Lavender Museum in Coustellet. En route, pass through the sweet Provençal villages of St Jean and Lioux. At the museum, learn more about the tradition and cultivation of lavender farming in Provence and discover the many versatile products that are infused with lavender flowers. 

Your tour ends with drop-off at your Avignon hotel by early afternoon or evening, depending on start time.

Please note: This tour is seasonal and runs from June to August only.

Customer Reviews

allie2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Wai Kit Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour was amazing! The lavender fields were beautiful!

Elizabeth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Had so much fun and saw gorgeous flowers! The trip was nice and small, and I was able to take some beautiful pictures!

Cristina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide Julien was very helpful, nice, funny and knowledgeable of the area. He took us to the best looking lavender fields, and even made a photo stop in Gordes even though it wasn't on his list. He was also very helpful in giving tips about other places to visit in Avignon and the tour was very agreeable.

Dennis B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour was wonderful! The guide was personable, knowledgeable and very friendly. The countryside and towns beautiful and the lavender museum unique!

Meredith M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Erica did a great job of balancing time in the lavender fields and time in the village market in Gordes. The fields were beautiful and she provided thorough descriptions of the history of the region and of the lavender growing process. Highly recommend!

Rhonda T USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was very nice tour. Loved the lavender fields and the distillery was very interesting. Would definitely recommend this tour to lavender lovers.

oliviaday2010

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic tour. Amazing tour guide.

Julie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Due to the lavender season being early in 2015 a lot of the fields had already been harvested when we were there but our guide, Julien, took us to two fields which were still blooming and beautiful - one of which had a spectacular view of the village of Aurel as a backdrop.
We had a half hour stop in the village of Sault just long enough to buy some lavender based gifts at a better price than we would have found them in Avignon.
As we had not hired a car during our stay in Avignon, this tour gave us the opportunity to see some of the countryside and mountains in the area.

MIN W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

very good experience. we went two fields and took lots of beautiful pictures. we also had half hour shopping in the town.

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