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Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

1. Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

Discover France’s most scenic landscapes on a full-day trip to Castellane, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, and the Verdon Gorge from Nice. See the iconic Lavender Fields and learn about these picturesque locations from your guide. Be picked up from your hotel or home address in Nice. Depart with your driver to the hills of your countryside destination. Cross the "gorge of the wolf", complete with its 40-meter-high waterfall, before stopping at Castellane. Whilst traveling along the Verdon (named for its astonishing turquoise green color), enjoy spectacular views of the 700-meter-deep canyon. Afterward, move on to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, nestled under a rocky cliff and surrounded by mountains from all sides. Known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship, you will have free time here to explore Moustiers at your leisure. Discover the earthenware in the stores, and buy souvenirs before lunch in one of the terrace cafes. Photograph the world-famous lavender platters, or enjoy the lake of St. Croix, an artificial treasure of clear water which is one of the most beautiful lakes of Provence. Then, marvel at the endless lavender fields at the foot of the Alps and stop to take unique and memorable pictures with this impressive backdrop. Stop to smell the light and enchanting lavender aroma surrounding you as you do. After enjoying your trip, return to your vehicle at which point you will be driven back to your point of origin in Nice.

From Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Half Day Morning Tour

2. From Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Half Day Morning Tour

Depart from Aix-en-Provence, drive along the scenic roads winding across the fields of flowers. Arrive on the wide Plateau of Valensole with its 800 square meters plateau, it specializes in the cultivation of lavandin, a hybrid lavender plant as well as cereals. It's nicknamed 'The Granary of the Region.' You will have many photo stops by the lavender fields in bloom and enjoy the breathtaking sights and scents. Stop at a farmer/ producer's place and learn everything about the cultivation, distillation and the properties of pure lavender and lavandin.  Have an opportunity to purchase pure lavender and lavandin essential oils, olive oil and lavender honey directly from them.

From Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Day Trip to Valensole

3. From Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Day Trip to Valensole

Drive through the valley of the Durance River and discover the Plateau of Valensole specializing in the cultivation of lavandin, where small roads wind through the fields of flowers. Many stops will be included by the fields in bloom. Stop at a farmer/ producer's place with lavender and lavandin essential oils, olive oil and lavender honey. Stop in the perched village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, so famous for its earthen ware workshops (free time for visit and lunch not included). In the afternoon, continue to the breathtaking opening of the Canyon of the River Verdon. Stop in the lavender fields for a photo. Have free time in the picturesque village of Sainte Croix du Verdon by Sainte Croix Lake, and possibly swim or sunbathe before going back to Aix-en-Provence.

Aix-en-Provence: Day Trip to the Valensole Lavender Fields

4. Aix-en-Provence: Day Trip to the Valensole Lavender Fields

Travel along the lavender road on the Valensole plateau on this half-day tour from Aix-en-Provence. Capture pictures in the lavender and sunflower fields. Uncover the secrets to making lavender products at a local lavender distillery. Meet your guide at a centrally-located spot in the city of Aix-en-Provence. Ride in a comfortable and air-conditioned minibus to the Valensole plateau. Stop for pictures a stunning locations along the lavender road.  Have some free time to take pictures and enjoy the lavender and sunflower fields which bloom between June and July. Visit a local lavender distillery to find out how lavendin essential oils, olive oil, and honey are made. After your visit to the local producer, understand the difference between Lavender and lavendin. Return to your starting point in Aix-en-Provence at the end of your tour.

From Avignon: Half-Day Lavender Tour of Luberon

5. 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.

Private Lavender of Provence Tour

6. Private Lavender of Provence Tour

Explore the beautiful region of Provence on a private full-day tour. After pickup at your hotel or cruise ship port, you’ll see the infamous lavender fields of Provence, which bloom from May to July. After this, continue to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, perched on the cliffs of the Verdon Gorge. Overlooking the huge lake of Sainte-Croix, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is ranked one of the most beautiful villages in France. Wander through the village to see the shops filled with fine earthenware and unique handicrafts, and the stunning fields of lavender. Choose to have lunch in a local restaurant. Later in the afternoon, you will be dropped off at the Verdon Gorge, to admire the incredible views over the river gorge. Finally, you’ll pay a visit to a lavender distillery and museum before your return to your hotel or cruise ship port.

From Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Half Day Afternoon Tour

7. From Aix-en-Provence: Lavender Half Day Afternoon Tour

Depart from Aix-en-Provence and drive along the scenic, countryside roads passing the colorful lavender fields on the Plateau of Valensole. Enjoy plenty of stops to take photos and soak up the breathtaking sights and scents of the 'Blue Gold of Provence'.  Later, stop at a farmer/producer's place and learn everything about the cultivation, distillation, and the properties of pure lavender and lavadin (a hybrid plant). Finally, take the opportunity to purchase the essential oil, olive oil, lavender honey directly from them.

Avignon: Pont du Gard, Saint Remy and Les Baux Half-Day Tour

8. Avignon: Pont du Gard, Saint Remy and Les Baux Half-Day Tour

On this 5-hour tour from Avignon you’ll see some of the most important stone monuments in Provence that date back to the Roman period. First on the itinerary is the Pont du Gard, one of best-preserved aqueducts of the Roman Empire. It was built by the Romans in the 1st century to supply the city of Nimes with water. At your own pace, visit Les Baux de Provence, a picturesque medieval village that sits on a rocky spur in the Alpilles Mountains, surrounded by olive groves that produce a well-known olive oil. Admire the well-preserved Roman monument for a photo stop at the Antiques of St Remy de Provence. See sites at the northern edge of the Alpilles that inspired van Gogh’s paintings, including his iconic Starry Night.

From Avignon: Luberon Hilltop Villages

9. From Avignon: Luberon Hilltop Villages

Your first stop will be Fontaine de Vaucluse where you will be charmed by the biggest French spring. Spontaneous stops at poppy fields on the way are included (in season). Next, enjoy strolling through the streets of the spectacular hilltop village of Gordes, where you can admire the play of warm light on the dry stone walls. Move then on to Roussillon and observe all the different shades of the ochre by wandering along the Ochre Trail (entrance fee not included - 3€/adult) and the colored roads of the village. Then, walk on the streets of Ménerbes, the fortified hilltop village that inspired Peter Mayle to write his most successful novel "One Year in Provence".

From Nice: Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour

10. From Nice: Full-Day Monaco, Monte-Carlo & Eze Tour

Enjoy the panoramic view over Nice from Mt. Boron. Next, on the Middle Corniche stop at Eze, a medieval perched village with its crafts shops and breathtaking panorama. Take a guided tour of a traditional perfumery to discover the true essence of Provence. Visit the Old Town of Monaco, the famous 'Rock'. Tour Monte-Carlo and drive along the amazing Grand Prix circuit. Then enjoy some free time at Casino Square. Do some luxurious shopping, stroll along the stunning gardens, view the mega-yachts and chic casino or simply watch the rich and beautiful in their favorite haunts. Then drive along the spectacular coastline of the Lower Corniche between Nice and Monaco. See the typical Mediterranean villages and modern marinas. Admire the Bay and Citadel of Villefranche.

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based on 103 reviews

I travelled with my husband and kids last Christmas. We were fortunate to have Jean Marc as our tour guide. You can tell he’s passionate for Marseille, very knowledgeable, easy to communicate with and flexible. He walk us through truthfully hidden gems while explaining the city in a fascinated way. He gave us a glimpse of Marseille and sure enough made us want to come back!

Excellent tour of the French Riviera! Very comfortable travel, combined with well informed guide sharing interesting facts about the locations and enough time to explore! Highly recommend!

The tour was absolutely amazing. Nathan is a great driver and tour guide. Highly recommend if you are short on time. My favourite places are St Paul de Vence and Eze!

The excursion was great, the guide told a lot and had a lot of knowledge, it was an all-round successful excursion.

A wonderful day exploring the Riviera! Something we could not have done on our own a great day!