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$64.25 Day Trips & Excursions

Avignon to Provence Lavender Fields Small-Group Half-Day Trip

You’ll be picked up from your Avignon hotel for your morning or afternoon tour by 8-passenger minivan. Enjoy views of Provence’s picturesque summer landscapes as you drive through blooming lavender fields, making photo stops along the way. Enjoy free time in the village of Sault or Roussillon, depending on which is most in bloom. Wander the town by foot and browse the lavender shops full of flowers, fragrant essential oils and local honey. You will have a photo stop at the panoramic point of view to take pictures of the hilltop village of Gordes, classified as "one of the most beautiful villages in France". Another short photo stop will be organized at Senanque Abbey to take pictures of this famous cistercian church still ruled by monks, surrounded by lavender fields.You’ll then return to Avignon. Please note: This tour is seasonal and runs June to August only.

$110.97 Day Trips & Excursions

Small Group Provence and Lavender Museum Day Trip from Avignon

You’ll be picked up from your Avignon hotel in the morning for your full-day tour. Traveling by 8-passenger minivan, enjoy scenic views as you drive through Provence’s lavender fields in full summer bloom — a truly beautiful sight!Stop in the village of Sault or Roussillon — depending on which is most in bloom — for free time to wander town by foot. Browse lavender shops selling exquisite essential oils, soaps and honey, and visit a traditional open-air market selling a shimmering palette of fruit, vegetables and flowers. You’ll also have time for lunch (own expense).Continue driving along Provence’s picturesque country roads across wild lavender fields and past small villages including St Jean and Lioux. Stop to visit the dry stone village of Gordes, often considered one of the most beautiful villages in France.After a photo stop at Senanque Abbey, a Cistercian monument surrounded by a wonderful lavender field (depending on the blooming season this might be replaced by a longer stay at the museum), it's on to the famous Lavender Museum in Coustellet. Discover the wonders of lavender from the informative video, exhibition and distillation demonstration, revealing how these wonderful flowers are transformed into oils, fragrances and beauty products. You’ll have a chance at the end to purchase some of your own.Then, relax on the drive back to Avignon, arriving in the evening.Please note: This tour is seasonal and runs from June to August only. The photo stop at Senanque Abbey is only included from June 15 to July 15. Outside of this time, the tour will include more time in Gordes.

$110.97 Day Trips & Excursions

Lavender Route Small-Group Full-Day Tour from Avignon

Following a 9am pickup at your Avignon hotel, take a seat in your air-conditioned minivan and relax on route out of the city into the surrounding countryside.First, stop at the Lavender Museum and learn the role this famous flower plays in Provence’s history and culture. During the harvest time this visit is replaced by a stop at a local lavender farm, where you will have the chance to watch over the distillation of lavender.Then, head onward to 12th-century Sénanque Abbey — nestled among the lush forests and widely considered among the region’s top attractions.Enjoy free time through the streets of Gordes and admire sweeping views from your vantage point on the high hillsides. Afterward, continue on to Roussillon — a traditional village famous for its ochre walls. Here, follow the pretty Ochre Path (entrance fee not included - 2.50€) and discover the natural beauty of the Provence region. From the plateau of Sault or the surrounding area, gaze out over the colorful lavender fields rolling on as far as the eye can see. We will be happy to show you some secret places where you can be alone in a wonderful scenery. Then return in comfort to your hotel in Avignon to conclude your tour.

$64.25 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-group Lavender Fields Tour from Avignon

Choose from a morning or afternoon tour into the lavender fields of Provence from Avignon. Head to the town of Sault, the French capital of Lavender and take photos of the beautiful surroundings. Soak up the smells and walk among the lavender and sunflowers fields. Visit a lavender farm and learn how the essential oils are extracted from the plants. Enjoy half a day of sightseeing, beautiful countryside and lavender fragrance before heading back to Avignon where your tour will end. Due to the seasonality of the lavender flowers, this tour only operates between mid-June and mid-August.

$110.97 Tours & Sightseeing

Provence Villages and Lavender Fields Tour from Avignon

Start your tour around 9am from Avignon and enjoy the destinations and activities of the day.Your guide will take you first to Fontaine de Vaucluse, a beautiful village located by the river Sorgue. Have a walk up to its spring, one of the biggest in Europe. Have a stop at the Abbaye de Senanque, and take as many pictures as you want of this majestic 12th century Abbey, surrounded by lavender fields.After the photo-stop at the 'belvedere', head off to Gordes, a hilltop village made of local dry stones, and and walk in the provencal market (on Tuesday.)Explore then the Provencal village of Roussillon, and observe its typical shades of ocher of the houses and the ground, which vary with the sunlight. The Provencal market on Thursday adds even more colors. There you will take your lunch break (not included).After the lunch, your guide will take you to the lavender fields. Fill your body of fresh lavender fragrance, take some pictures and have a look at a distillation operation during harvest. Your final stop is the quiet and wild village of Sault, in the middle of a bucolic landscape, isolated from civilization. There enjoy some free time for shopping, taste a lavender ice cream or have a nice drink on a panoramic terrace. At the end of the tour, your guide will drive you back to Avignon.

$128.49 Day Trips & Excursions

Small-Group Lavender Tour of Luberon Villages, Lourmarin, Roussillon and Sault from Aix-en-Provence

Discover Lourmarin, a charming Provencal village famous for its 18th century castle and the bestseller of Peter Mayle "A year in Provence".Drive along the national park of Luberon listed by Unesco and the lavender road to reach the hilltop ochre village of Roussillon, called the small "Provencal colorado". Free time at leisure to have lunch, walk around the village or walk along the ochre path during a 35 minute walk.Next stop in Sault, capital of lavender and many photo stop on the way to enjoy free time in the fields for photo sessions.The last place is the plateau des claparèdes, famous for their lavender fields, on the way back.