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

1. 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: Verdon Canyon & Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

2. Aix-en-Provence: Verdon Canyon & Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

Enjoy a scenic full-day tour of the picturesque Verdon Canyon, departing from Aix-en-Provence by air-conditioned minibus. Meet your guide at the Tourist Information Center of Aix, and set off on a lovely drive through the dramatic splendor of the Grand Canyon du Verdon. Cross the Valensole plateau, which is especially spectacular when the lavender fields are in full bloom (mid June to mid July). Head to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, famous for its earthenware workshops, and enjoy some free time for lunch on your own. Continue to the Verdon Gorges of the Verdon River for breathtaking views of the lake of Sainte-Croix. Stop for some free time on the beach before driving back to Aix-en-Provence.

From Nice: Lavender Fields & Verdon Gorge Guided Day Tour

3. From Nice: Lavender Fields & Verdon Gorge Guided Day Tour

Experience the wonders of Gorge Verdon with an unforgettable guided tour. Start by crossing the Gorge Loup with a 40-meter-high waterfall while taking in the breathtaking turquoise green of the Verdon. Stop at La Castellane for spectacular views of the canyon. Head to the village of Moustiers Sainte Marie, nestled under a rocky cliff and surrounded by mountains. Enjoy free time to explore the rich history of ceramic artisans. Next, visit Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon and wander through the shops and boutiques. Buy yourself unforgettable souvenirs and admire the immense fields of lavender.

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4.6 / 5

based on 109 reviews

Wow! What an incredible experience. The scenery is breathtaking! The lavender fields and wheat fields are so colorful. We visited a lavender farm and learned about different types of lavender and their uses. In the afternoon, we went to the Verdun Gorge which is another incredibly beautiful place.

Jeff was an incredible guide! He was engaging, personable and so knowledgeable about the area. We had so much fun seeing the sights in a relaxing van, seeing the sights and listening to stories. He was responsive to anyones needs for breaks or photo shoots, can’t recommend enough!

The tour was rerouted as a result of the extreme heat which forced farmers in Valensole to harvest early. Even still, the tour was absolutely incredible. A bucket list item for several decades, I had very high expectations for this tour and they were exceeded.

This was truly a great trip! There was a lot of variety (lavender fields, adorable towns, beautiful lake and gorge stops!) and we loved being able to see so much. Our guide Remy was knowledgeable, fun, and so accommodating! Would absolutely recommend!

Great value ! A wonderful, memorable time. Be sure to call after booking to get precision on where exactly to meet.