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From Avignon: Sault Lavender Morning or Afternoon Tour

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  • Delight in a tour of Sault, the lavender capital, from Avignon and experience the Provencal landscapes with blooming lavender fields in a 5-hour journey.
  • Enjoy a comfortable ride in a minivan and capture the picturesque lavender fields in full bloom, a sight that's a quintessential image of Provence.
  • Explore the charming village of Sault, dotted with lavender shops and local Provencal specialties. Be sure to taste the lavender honey nougat, a regional delight.
  • Visit a local lavender producer during the distillation period as you delve into the meticulous process of extracting essential oils, a unique experience to this aromatic tour.
  • The lavender fields have a unique charm in the afternoon too – opt for the afternoon tour at your convenience.
  • Delight in a tour of Sault, the lavender capital, from Avignon and experience the Provencal landscapes with blooming lavender fields in a 5-hour journey.
  • Enjoy a comfortable ride in a minivan and capture the picturesque lavender fields in full bloom, a sight that's a quintessential image of Provence.
  • Explore the charming village of Sault, dotted with lavender shops and local Provencal specialties. Be sure to taste the lavender honey nougat, a regional delight.
  • Visit a local lavender producer during the distillation period as you delve into the meticulous process of extracting essential oils, a unique experience to this aromatic tour.
  • The lavender fields have a unique charm in the afternoon too – opt for the afternoon tour at your convenience.

Inclusions

  • 5-hour tour of Sault (morning or afternoon)
  • 8-seater AC minivan
  • Photo stops at lavender fields
  • Free time in Sault
  • Visit to local producer
  • Tip: If possible, wear light-colored clothing to contrast the vibrant purple of the lavender fields for stunning photos.
  • A minimum of 2 participants are required for a tour.
  • This tour is restricted for children aged 3 and under.
  • This tour is restricted for wheelchair users and pregnant women.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Aix-En-Provence: Lavender Fields Full-Day Guided Tour

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9 hr.
Guided tour
  • Delight in a full-day tour exploring Provence's famed lavender fields and Luberon's picturesque villages with transfers in a minibus.
  • Stand out with a local guide's expert knowledge of the region and personalized photo stops amidst lavender blooms.
  • Uncover the secrets of the lavender capital, Sault, and relish in the taste of local nougat made with lavender honey.
  • Explore Gordes, a dry-stone medieval village classified as one of the most beautiful in France, for a cultural immersion.
  • You may also choose to embark on a day trip to discover the blue and purple fields of Valensole and explore the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie as you pass through the breathtaking Verdon Canyon.
  • Delight in a full-day tour exploring Provence's famed lavender fields and Luberon's picturesque villages with transfers in a minibus.
  • Stand out with a local guide's expert knowledge of the region and personalized photo stops amidst lavender blooms.
  • Uncover the secrets of the lavender capital, Sault, and relish in the taste of local nougat made with lavender honey.
  • Explore Gordes, a dry-stone medieval village classified as one of the most beautiful in France, for a cultural immersion.
  • You may also choose to embark on a day trip to discover the blue and purple fields of Valensole and explore the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie as you pass through the breathtaking Verdon Canyon.

Inclusions

  • Full-day tour of Sault or Valensole
  • Expert English or French-speaking guide
  • Transfers in an AC 8-seater minibus
  • Photo stops at lavender fields
  • Visit to village of Gordes
  • Visit to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie (optional)
  • Visit to Sainte Croix de Verdon (optional)
  • Tip: In Saignon, look out for the Rock of Bellevue, it offers an incredible view of the Luberon Valley and Mont Ventoux.
  • This tour is restricted for children aged 3 and under.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Avignon: Lavender Full-Day Tour of Sault or Roussillon

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  • Nature lovers, immerse yourself in the beauty of the most famous lavender-growing region in Provence, on this small-group full-day tour from Avignon.
  • Start your tour at 9am in a minivan to go to a traditional Provencal market where the local atmosphere of fresh produce and stalls will treat your senses.
  • Go on a scenic route to Sault or Roussillon (depending on the bloom season), and stop for lunch to try out some Provencal specialties like nougat with honey and almond and a nice ice cream scoop.
  • After Sault, head to, Luberon, where you can see Gordes, and admire the beautiful castle.
  • The last stop takes you to Senanque Abbey, a Cistercian monument surrounded by lavender fields, where you can capture beautiful memories.
  • Nature lovers, immerse yourself in the beauty of the most famous lavender-growing region in Provence, on this small-group full-day tour from Avignon.
  • Start your tour at 9am in a minivan to go to a traditional Provencal market where the local atmosphere of fresh produce and stalls will treat your senses.
  • Go on a scenic route to Sault or Roussillon (depending on the bloom season), and stop for lunch to try out some Provencal specialties like nougat with honey and almond and a nice ice cream scoop.
  • After Sault, head to, Luberon, where you can see Gordes, and admire the beautiful castle.
  • The last stop takes you to Senanque Abbey, a Cistercian monument surrounded by lavender fields, where you can capture beautiful memories.

Inclusions

  • 8.5-hour tour of Provence lavender fields
  • Minivan transfers from Avignon
  • Small-group tour of 8 people
  • 9:00am: Meet in Avignon
  • First stop at Provencal market
  • Drive to Sault or Roussillon
  • Explore Luberon and Gordes
  • Last stop at Senanque Abbey
  • 5:30pm: Head back to Avignon
  • Tip: The best time to see the lavender in full bloom is from mid-June to mid-August, plan your trip accordingly.
  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 3 years.
  • Nobody likes a crowd. A single group has a maximum of 8 people.
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for this tour. If only 1 person is booked, A la Francaise will contact the customer to reschedule or refund the total amount.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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From Marseille: Lavender Full-Day Tour to Sault or Valensole

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  • Hop aboard a cozy 8-seater van to explore the lavender fields of Sault, and make halts at several villages like Gordes in the Luberon Valley.
  • Saunter through fields of purple blooms all while your knowledgeable driver-guide (fluent in English or French) paints the picture for you.
  • Interested in the secrets of lavender and lavender cultivation, distillation, and properties? Take a break at a farmer/producer's location to explore first hand.
  • Experience the joy of taking beautiful photos in the vast lavender fields of Ferrassières, one of the few places where authentic lavender is grown.
  • Halt at the village of Roussillon, capture wonderful snapshots of its stunning red and orange ochre cliffs.
  • Hop aboard a cozy 8-seater van to explore the lavender fields of Sault, and make halts at several villages like Gordes in the Luberon Valley.
  • Saunter through fields of purple blooms all while your knowledgeable driver-guide (fluent in English or French) paints the picture for you.
  • Interested in the secrets of lavender and lavender cultivation, distillation, and properties? Take a break at a farmer/producer's location to explore first hand.
  • Experience the joy of taking beautiful photos in the vast lavender fields of Ferrassières, one of the few places where authentic lavender is grown.
  • Halt at the village of Roussillon, capture wonderful snapshots of its stunning red and orange ochre cliffs.

Inclusions

  • Lavender full-day tour
  • Transportation by an 8-seater air-conditioned minivan
  • Expert French or English-speaking driver-guide
  • Photo stops in the lavender fields
  • Visit to local producer
  • Tip: Consider buying lavender essential oil, extracted via steam distillation from the plant's flowers, for its versatile uses in perfumes, cosmetics, & aromatherapy.
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes as this experience involves a fair amount of walking.
  • Due to venue restrictions, pets cannot tag along for this experience.
  • Safety is a priority so this experience is restricted for guests under the age of 3 years.
  • A minimum of 2 participants are required for a tour. If the count is not met, the tour might get canceled
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
ProvenceLavender Tours

Don’t be fooled by Southern France’s reputation for being dominated by fine wines, beautiful architecture, and long coastlines of turquoise waters fringed with sandy beaches. You’ll be surprised at the wealth of things that this place has to offer, one such being the lavender fields in Provence.

Scattered across four French departments, les Alpes de Haute-Provence, les Hautes-Alpes, le Vaucluse, and la Drôme, the main lavender fields are located on the Luberon and Verdon plateaux. If you plan on spending your summer in France, let this guide help you plan the perfect lavender tour in Provence.

Things to know before booking your tickets

  1. Depending on your time availability, book a half-day or full-day tour of the lavender fields.
  2. A minimum of 2 participants is required for a tour, or it might get canceled. So bring along a friend/family member or have an alternate ready.
  3. If you’re traveling with infants, note that children aged 3 or below are not allowed on this tour.
  4. If you are allergic to bees, this tour is not for you. There will be many bees in the lavender fields.
  5. The tour is available with an English and French-speaking guide only.
  6. Book a morning tour if the rest of your day is already scheduled; book an afternoon tour if you want to catch a beautiful sunset and paint the lavender field in shades of gold.
  7. None of the tours are accessible by wheelchair due to uneven terrain.

Highlights of a lavender tour in Provence

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Stunning scenery

Set against the backdrop of rolling hills and quaint villages, a sea of lavender, as far as your eyes can see, that is the magic of the lavender blooms in Provence.

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Intense aromas

Walking through a lavender field will tingle your senses with its sweet, calming fragrance. Studies have shown that the aroma from lavender has physical benefits such as reducing anxiety, improving sleep, and promoting relaxation.

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Photo ops galore

Your social media grid would be the envy of all your followers, and, why not? Lavender has a vibrant purple color, which during sunrise and sunset changes shades from light pink to blue. Now imagine capturing photos of and in in a sea of lavender!

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Brief blooms

Similar to the Cherry Blossoms in Japan, lavender blooms in Provence happen for a certain period of time only. Bloom season starts in June and by the end of the month, most of the region’s lavender will be flowering. It peaks in mid-July and ends by the start of August.

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Support local businesses

Your tour to the lavender fields includes an after-visit to the local market and distilleries where you can buy lavender-based products such as essential oils, soaps, and beauty products. Buy these to support the local businesses in Provence.

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Valensole Plateau

The postcard of lavender fields in Provence, the Valensole Plateau lies at an altitude of 500m and covers an area of 800 km2 (a mix of wheat and lavender fields), in varying shades of gold and blue.

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Luberon Valley

The Luberon is located in central Provence. It borders the Durance River in the South and stretches towards the towns of L’isle-sur-la-Sorgue in the West, and Manosque in the East. This region is known for its vibrant landscapes that merge the deep purples of lavender with the rustic charm of scattered villages. The Sénanque Abbey near Gordes is a must-see when the purple flowers are in bloom!

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Sault

Hostingone of the world’s largest annual lavender festivals on August 15, Sault offers one of the best climatic conditions to grow lavender. A popular route in Sault, The Chemin des Lavandes (Lavender Road) is a 4km walking loop flanked by lavender fields and charming villages.

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Valensole

The plateau of Valensole covers an area of 800 km2 and is one of France’s largest areas devoted to growing lavender, with fields stretching as far as the eye can see. In addition to the fields, there are many shops that offer crafts and traditional products, especially ones made from lavender such as honey, essential oils, lavender ice cream, and nougats and there are also truffles, another local specialty.

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From Aix-En-Provence: Lavender Fields Half-Day Tour
Explore the countryside of Plateau de Valensole, meet local farmers, try your hands at the lavender distillation process, and visit a Provençal village-Roussillon.
The morning tour starts at 9 am; the afternoon tour starts at 2 pm.
4 hours
From Avignon: Luberon Lavender Morning or Afternoon Tour
Explore the lavender fields of Luberon and visit three other sites- Roussillon, Gordes, and Senanque Abbey.
The morning tour starts at 8:30 am; the afternoon tour starts at 2:30 pm.
5 hours
From Avignon: Sault Lavender Morning or Afternoon Tour
Explore the lavender capital, Sault and visit a local producer and shops too.
The morning tour starts at 8:30 am; the afternoon tour starts at 2:30 pm.
5 hours
From Aix-En-Provence: Lavender Fields Full-Day Guided Tour
Visit the Luberon Regional Natural Park–Saignon–Pays de Sault–Gordes and enjoy lunch afterwards.
The tour starts at 9 am.
9 hours
From Avignon: Lavender Full-Day Tour of Sault or Roussillon
Visit a traditional market in Sault/Roussillon–Gordes–Senanque Abbey and enjoy lunch afterwards.
The tour starts at 9 am.
8 hours 30 minutes
From Marseille: Lavender Full-Day Tour to Sault or Valensole
Head to Valensole–Gordes–Roussillon, enjoy a sumptuous lunch, and visit a distillery and a local market.
The tour starts at 8 am.
9-10 hours

Plan your lavender tour in Provence

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Departure
Getting there
Facilities
Aix-en-Provence
Avignon
Marseille
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  • Timings
    The morning tours start between 8:30 – 9 am.
    The afternoon tours start between 2 – 2:30 pm.
  • Tour duration
    The half-day tours take between 4 – 5 hours.
    The full-day tours take between 8 – 10 hours.
  • Open on
    Since the lavender season is from the start of June to the start of August, the tours are available daily during these months.
  • Best time to visit
    Anytime during the blooming season is a good time to visit. That said, the blooming peaks in mid-July, so you can plan your visit around this time.

    To get the best photos, shoot either during sunrise or sunset, when the lighting is magical and it paints the lavender fields in different shades – from light pink to blue.

Meeting point:

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Nearest stop to the meeting point

  • In Aix-en-Provence is Gare De Aix-En-Provence (TGV station), a 6-minute walk.
  • In Avignon is St. Roch (light rail station), an 8-minute walk.
  • In Marseille is Vieux-Port (metro station), a 10-minute walk.
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  • All-round transportation will be provided for all the lavender tours in Provence in an air-conditioned minivan.
  • All tours will include an expert English-French speaking driver-guide who’ll share the history and interesting facts about the places you pass through and visit.
  • The tours consist of a small group of 2-8 people only.
  • Depending on the tour you choose, you’ll get to visit a distillery to better understand the manufacturing process of lavender essential oils.
  • Meals are included in the full-day tours.
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  • Eat
    La Moda is a brassiere-style eatery serving traditional French cuisine with a modern twist. Try out their sushi and oysters (during the season), and build-your-own Chirashi bowls.
  • Stay in
    Luxury stay: Hôtel Le Pigonnet 5 étoiles, La Maison D'Aix, and Hotel de France Aix-en-Provence
    Economical stay: Hôtel de l'Arbois, Hotel Paul, and Hotel le Mozart
    Budget stay: Premiere Classe Salon De Provence, Adonis, and Résidence Aixoise
  • Things to do
    Cours Mirabeau: A shaded boulevard dotted with three lovely fountains, Cours Mirabeau makes for a nice stroll in Aix-en-Provence. Flanked by buildings and outdoor cafes, this street is often compared to Champs Elysees in Paris.
    Le Grand Marché: A must-visit Sunday market, Le Grand Marché is where you can find most things that you need – from fresh produce and sweet treats to fresh flowers and gorgeous markets. The market is open only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (early hours).
    Fondation Vasarely: A museum dedicated to Victor Vasarely, it was built with an aim to promote his ideas of 'art for all' and of the 'city of tomorrow'.Victor was a Hungaran-born French artist known for his distinct style which combines graphic art with optical illusion.
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Lavender Tours in Provence

Visitor tips

  1. Arrive at your meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour starts to avoid any delays.
  2. Wear comfortable clothes and footwear, especially because you’ll be walking around a lot.
  3. Consider wearing a light-colored/pastel-colored outfit to complement the shades of the lavender fields.
  4. Don’t stomp on the lavender. Walk on the trail between the rows of lavender plants.
  5. Don’t pluck the lavender, as they are somebody’s livelihood. If you want to take back a bunch, buy it at the village market.
  6. Beware of the bees in the fields. They are harmless unless you try to attack them or make sudden moves.
  7. Avoid drones in the fields. The sound of it annoys the bees and they may viciously attack it.
  8. However, if you still want to take drone shots of the lavender fields, take them during sunrise or sunset because the bees aren’t gathering pollen during those times.

Frequently Asked Questions about lavender tours in Provence

How do I choose the right lavender tour for myself?

Depending on your time availability, you can either choose a half-day tour or a full-day tour of lavender fields in Provence. If you’re picking a half-day tour, you can choose either a morning tour or an afternoon tour, depending on your schedule for the day. Either way, both tours take you to some of the best lavender fields in the region of Provence.

Is transportation available from and to the starting point?

Yes, all the day tours include a round-trip transportation factored into the ticket price. If you’re starting from Aix-en-Provence, your meeting point is in front of the Tourism Office of Aix en Provence; starting from Avignon, your meeting point is in front of the Tourist information centre; starting from Marseille, your meeting point is in front of Raddison Blu Hotel.

Are there any age restrictions for day trips?

Yes, children aged 3 years and below are not allowed on these day trips due to safety concerns. The lavender fields are home to many bees due to which, children that young are not allowed,

Are these day tours accessible for people with disabilities?

No, they are not, since the tours are outdoors and on (mostly) uneven terrains.

Since the day tours are mostly outdoors, can I bring my pet along?

No, pets are not allowed on the lavender tours because there is every chance that your pet can dash through the field or eat the plants, thus causing harm to the lavender field.

What is the cancellation policy on my day trip tickets?

You can cancel your tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund. It is important to note that the lavender tours require a minimum sign up of 2 participants else the organisers will cancel the trip at their discretion.

Are meals included in the tours or should I carry my own?

Meals are not included in the half-day tours but they are included in the full-day tours.

What are some recommended souvenirs to take back from the tour?

Since they are all lavender tours, pick up souvenirs that are lavender-based and unique to each location. From lavender sachets and lavender soaps to lavender-infused honey and lavender essential oils, your choices are many.