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  • From Avignon: Half-Day Lavender Tour of Luberon

    1. From Avignon: Half-Day Lavender Tour of Luberon

    Discover the lavender fields in full bloom in the villages of Luberon on this half-day tour from Avignon.  Enjoy a scenic and picturesque drive through the countryside, full of beautiful purple fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. Your guide will organize many stops in the countryside to take pictures of the fields. Stop in Roussillon for some free time to wander through this typical provençal village. Indulge yourself here with a scoop of lavender ice cream. Stop for panoramic photos from the hilltop village of Gordes, listed as one of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France". Finally, take a quick photo stop at the Cisterian Senanque Abbey, surrounded by lavender fields.

    Our tour guide, Joanna, was great! Very knowledgeable, not only on the topic of Lavender (which was what the tour was about) but in general about the area, with historical and modern facts provided with engaging conversation throughout the tour.

  • From Avignon: Private Guided L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Bike Tour

    2. From Avignon: Private Guided L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Bike Tour

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Avignon or the surrounding countryside (within 25 kilometers of Avignon) and transferred to the village of L'Isle-sur-La-Sorgue (45 minute drive) to begin your guided bike ride. Surrounded by the clear and emerald waters of the Sorgue River, you will find the village streets lined by quaint cafés and waterwheels. Your guided bike ride will take you off the beaten track along seldom-used country lanes, lined by fruit orchards and farmhouses. Cycle past sleepy villages on your way to the source of the Sorgue River: the mysterious spring of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. Have free time to visit the spring and enjoy a leisurely restaurant or picnic lunch (not included) before looping back to L'Isle-sur-La-Sorgue by bike. On Sunday, there's a lovely market that covers the entire center of the village. In L'Isle-sur-La-Sorgue, you will be fitted with a high-qua...

  • Private Tour to the Fabulous Red Gorges and Entrevaux

    3. Private Tour to the Fabulous Red Gorges and Entrevaux

    Explore the beautiful red mountains and gorges that lie behind the coast. The Cians and Daluis gorges are particularly special due to the red color of the rocks - they are like a little Colorado up in the French mountains. Your private driver will first drive you from Nice in the direction of Entrevaux. As you explore this medieval village, you will be transported back in time. After some time spent strolling around, move on to see the Daluis gorge. Admire its breathtaking views and take beautiful pictures of this very special area. Stop for lunch in Peone, an authentic mountain village. Afterwards, drive back through the fabulous gorges of Cians on your return to Nice.

  • Nice Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

    4. Nice Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

    Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about their city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once we receive your booking, your guide will get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour including the meeting place and time, language and your contact information, and also ask you some questions to get to know you better. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours...

    Frances communicated well as soon as I booked — we used Whatsapp. She was a total delight from start to finish; knowledgeable and friendly. It was perfect.

  • Countryside tour in Provence from Nice

    5. Countryside tour in Provence from Nice

    Drive to Cannes, see the film festival palace and feel like a star walking on the famous Croisette boulevard with its prestigious hotels and its sandy beaches. Follow the coast road to Antibes see the old town, the provencal market and the Pablo Picasso Museum. You will admire the billionnaire's pier which welcome the largest and fanciest yachts of the world. And then go to Saint Paul de Vence a wonderful medieval village where many of the great painters and artists have stayed. You will appreciate the charm of its stone architecture. Then photo stop in Tourettes-sur-Loup the city of violets, suspended on the flanks of the mountain. Numerous artisans have set up shops in the town, adding their production to the local harvest of olives, carnations, roses and above all, violets which furnish the town's annual fete with one of the most prized floral displays on the Riviera. Gourdon is a ni...

  • Ocean of Lavender in Valensole

    6. Ocean of Lavender in Valensole

    Discover and enjoy the sights of one of the most beautiful and unique scenes in Provence: the ocean of lavender! You'll see the endless fields of lavender in Valensole, surrounded by the golden colors of sunflower and wheat. Walking among the blue palette and diving into the lavender scents, you can enjoy a peaceful moment under the Provencal sunshine.  You will also stop and visit the beautiful Moustiers Sainte Marie village. Located in Haute Provence, this village is titled Un Des Plus Beaux Village de France (one of The Most Beautiful Villages in France). Moustiers has a rich history in ceramic craftsmanship and the faïence is renowned for its fine decoration. On the back way, you make a short stop at the L'Occitane factory to learn about how this small workshop became a worldwide cosmetic factory. 

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What people are saying about Provence

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 71 reviews

Our tour guide, Joanna, was great! Very knowledgeable, not only on the topic of Lavender (which was what the tour was about) but in general about the area, with historical and modern facts provided with engaging conversation throughout the tour.

Frances communicated well as soon as I booked — we used Whatsapp. She was a total delight from start to finish; knowledgeable and friendly. It was perfect.

Exceptional guide who loves her region and who likes to share her passion, she made us discover unique corners. We had a wonderful day with her thank you

The tour started on time. As promised, beautiful lavender fields showed. The tour guide was very helpful. I advise everyone.

Excellent overview and visit to sites and lavender fields.