Enjoy a full-day lavender tour from Aix-en-Provence to discover the blue and purple fields of Valensole. Visit a local lavender producer and learn all there is to know about lavender culture. Explore the typical village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and pass through the breathtaking Verdon Canyon and visit the turquoise waters of Sainte Croix Lake. A must-do experience in Provence!
The tour departs from Aix-en-Provence where you will meet your friendly local guide at 9am. Climb aboard your luxury minivan and travel into the heart of lavender country and towards the Valensole Plateau. You will enjoy amazing views as your guide takes you along the picturesque roads which wind through the lavender fields.
Crossing the valley of the Durance River you will arrive at the Valensole Plateau. This area is specialised in the "lavandin" culture and you will find out about the history, traditions and culture behind this "blue gold" from your knowledgeable guide as you go.
During the course of your lavender tour your guide will stop at the best photo spots for you to see the lavender fields in all their beauty.
You will also get the chance to meet a local producer who will share his knowledge and passion for lavender and lavandin! This is the perfect opportunity to learn everything about the culture and traditions associated with lavender: its harvest, distillation and the different products that are made from it.
After visiting the lavender fields, you will journey on for a visit to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. The village is perched up high in the limestone cliffs and is famous for its earthenware workshops. There will be free time for a visit and lunch (lunch is not included).
After lunch your tour continues with a scenic drive to the breathtaking opening of the Grand Canyon of the River Verdon. Discover the amazing Sainte Croix Lake and enjoy a last stop in Sainte Croix de Verdon, a typical Provençal village nestled in an amazing natural landscape.
Your guide will drive you back to Aix-en-Provence after a magnificent day! You will arrive back at 6pm.
NB: We reserves the right to modify the programme according to the lavender's blooming stage.
- Photo stops in lavender fields
- Friendly and professional driver/guide
- Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
- Free time in Moustiers Sainte Marie, Sainte-Croix de Verdon, and Lake of Sainte-Croix
From Aix-en-Provence Tourist Office, outside the main entrance.
- Up to 24 hours in advance: 100% refund
- Under 24 hours in advance: no refund