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Soak up Provence’s exquisite natural beauty on a full-day tour from Avignon. Cross expansive plateaus covered in lavender blooms as you travel to several enchanting French villages such as Sault and Roussillon. Browse lavender shop and markets, visit the hilltop town of Gordes and learn all about Provence’s symbolic flower at Lavender Museum in Coustellet. The small-group format ensures a flexible and personalized tour.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour of Provence’s lavender fields and villages from Avignon
  • Drive through the blooming lavender fields of Provence
  • Enjoy free time in Sault or Roussillon to browse lavender shops
  • Visit the beautiful hilltop village of Gordes
  • Explore a traditional open-air market and make a photo stop at Senanque Abbey (June 15 to July 15 only)
  • Learn about the wonders of lavender at the Lavender Museum in Coustellet
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small Group Provence and Lavender Museum Day Trip from Avignon

Discover the beautiful lavender fields of Provence on your day trip from Avignon

Your full-day, small-group tour starts with morning pickup from your Avignon hotel. As you head out of town, admire the rare beauty of the sun cresting over endless fields of lavender in full bloom. Your first stop is one of Provence’s postcard-worthy villages. 

Depending on the blooms, you’ll disembark in Sault or Roussillon for some free time to explore. Wander narrow cobblestone streets and shop for heavenly lavender soaps, sachets, oils and honey. Visit an open-air market selling a colorful bounty of local produce. Put together a delicious self-catered lunch at the market or pop into a rustic café for a bite (own expense). 

After lunch, hop back in the minivan for a scenic westbound drive, passing the sweet Provençal villages of St Jean and Lioux en route to Gordes, one of France’s most gorgeous towns. Witness the simple beauty of the architecture which – under strict regulation – is composed almost exclusively of white stone with terra-cotta roofs. Then head to the medieval Sénanque Abbey –  situated in the middle of an sea of lavender – to take some great photos (stop only included from June 15 to July 15). 

Your final stop is the Lavender Museum in Coustellet. Here, learn more about lavender cultivation in Provence, see a distillation demonstration and discover the many versatile products created from the iconic Provençal flowers. Purchase some fragrant oils and cosmetics products before you leave.

Your 8.5-hour tour ends with drop-off at your Avignon hotel by evening.

Customer Reviews

dkmaf340

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour is best taken the Lavender is in full bloom. I can only imagine the country side filled with the beautiful purple flowers. There was still plenty of Lavendin to be seen. You have to take the tour to learn the difference between Lavender and Lavendin. Watching the distilling process of the Lavender was fascinating and the smells throughout the region was soothing and relaxing. Our guide Anais was the consummate professional and since she was born in the area her knowledge was unsurpassed.

Wai Fung L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Very good trip, tour guide, tour agency - would definitely recommend to everyone travelling to Avignon

Nguyen Thanh Trang Vietnam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was a stunning trip. I expect more time at the Senanque Abbey as 20 mins sounds not enough for phototaking and shopping. I highly recommend this trip to everyone. Our tourguide communicated very clearly and friendly

Caroline E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I booked this trip as part of an Xmas present for my mum- it was well worth it! Frederic was a lovely guide and took us to some beautiful places, finishing in the lavender fields was the highlight of the day.

Mag

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour is great, we seized every minute in the lavender field, villages, markets....

Sheri C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was a wonderful trip Jeremy was a fantastic guide!!

xianghong c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

we visited the Lavender field on the 12 August which is about the end of the season. Our guide was awesome, he did his best to help us find 2 fields although it was pouring... hope we get back next year and see you again !!! many thanks

Nohema G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was absolutely fantastic. I loved every minute of it. Thank you!!!

Jacqueline R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

An amazing day, Julian was our tour guide extrodinaire. Brilliant. There aren't enough stars provided to rate it highly enough. I'm not usually one for guided tours, preferring to explore on my own, but this is a Must Do tour! Thank you Julian so much for a great day, awesome people to share it with as well

egrammar United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

There are not enough words to describe the beauty of the lavender fields of Provence. This all day tour took us to many breathtaking spots at which we enjoyed the purples and blues of these beautiful flower fields. As an added treat, we also saw a number of fields of sunflowers - Van Gogh's inspiration. The Lavender Museum is included on the trip. Our informative guide was also a masterful driver those mountain roads are not for faint-of-heart drivers.

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