The lavender fields of Provence Tour - Morning: Discover the beautiful scenery and aromas of Provence’s sprawling lavender fields on this unforgettable tour from Avignon. Lavender is the symbol of Provence and in the summer months the fields in the countryside surrounding Avignon turn a wonderful shade of purple as the lavender plants begin to bloom.
* Learn to love lavender and find out all about its properties as you lull yourself in the luscious lavender fields
* Stop off and take some snaps at one of the most beautiful villages in France: Gordes
* Meander around the picturesque village of Sault which is jam packed with lavender goodies to take home
Take in this stunning visual spectacle and visit some of the region’s most picturesque hilltop villages as you discover all the secrets of this flower. Admire the picture-postcard lavender fields of the village of Sault and explore the charming town of Roussillon in your free time.
There are few places on earth more enchanting than the rolling fields of Provence on a summer’s day so make the most of your beautiful surroundings on this small-group tour. Your driver and expert local guide will use their knowledge to take you to the very best lavender fields in the area. Drink in the scenery as you wind your way through the rolling fields on the climb up to the charming village of Sault.
An old fortified village perched atop a high ridge, the picturesque village of Sault dominates the green and blue skyline and boasts truly spectacular views over the lavender fields. Immerse yourself in the purple fields as you take in the sights and smells of this aromatic flower before browsing the many lavender shops in Sault or Roussillon to pick up a scented souvenir.
We shall stop to take some pretty photos at a perfect panoramic point perched at the hilltop village of Gordes, which has been listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. We will get the chance to snap some photos at Senanque Abbey set amongst the lavender fields; we will be able to see the well-known Cistercian church that is still to this day ruled by monks.
Meeting/pick-up point: Tourist Information Center of Avignon, 41 cours Jean Jaurès.
Duration: Approx. 4 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
End/closing time: At 1pm.
Languages: French and English.