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

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

From US$ 133.53 per person

Explore the scenic Verdon Canyon on a 9-hour tour from Aix-en-Provence. Visit the L' Occitane cosmetics factory, get panoramic views of the Verdon River gorges, enjoy some free time at Sainte-Croix Lake, and end at picturesque Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.

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Duration 9 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the dramatic scenery of the Verdon Canyon
  • Visit the famous L'Occitane cosmetics factory
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Verdon Gorges
  • Go to the scenic beaches of Saint-Croix
  • Browse the earthenware workshops of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie
Full description
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. Stop en route at Manosque for a guided tour of the L' Occitane factory, famous for its cosmetics using local flowers and plants. 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 via the enchanting village of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon.
Includes
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Driver-guide
  • Entrance to the Occitane cosmetics factory
  • Entrance fees (unless specified)
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Please meet your guide outside the Aix-en-Provence Tourist Information Center

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Comfortable walking shoes and a swimsuit are recommended for this tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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It was the best. Verdon Gorge is not famous in Japan, but it was a really wonderful place. The village of Moustiers-Saint-Marie was also very unique and fun, and I had enough time to go sightseeing. But after all, the guide is very nice. He was knowledgeable and told me a lot of fun stories while driving.

August 8, 2019

It's a great trip.

I was a great combination of a learning experience and beautiful nature. Although I would prefer spending more time at the Canyon Verdon and the lake, I also enjoyed the visit to the L'Occitane factory. It was an interesting experience to see how the products are developed and manufactured. I would definitely recommend this trip. The best is to do this trip in June because there are plenty of lavender fields around which were unfortunately already harvested when I took the tour.

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September 1, 2017

Magnificent view

The guide is humorous and the trip is fun. Verdon canyon is especially amazing but we met a thunderstorm there. Hence, had no chance for the boat ride. Not really interested for L'Occitane factory visit. If we could opt out of the visit or replace with wine tour, it may be more fun for us.

July 29, 2015

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