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Full-Day Lavender Tour of Valensole from Aix en Provence

Product ID: 131382
Follow the lavender road and discover the largest lavender fields of Provence, the Plateau de Valensole. Visit the hilltop village of Moustiers Sainte Marie and learn about cosmetics made in Occitane. Admire the view on Verdon lake.
About this activity
Duration: 9 hours
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  • Admire the lavender fields on the Plateau de Valensole
  • Take beautiful photos of the Verdon Lake
  • Visit the Occitane museum and shop
Full description
Depart for the Plateau of Valensole and its sea of lavender fields from Aix en Provence. The main area you'll visit is the Verdon natural regional park. It was set up in 1997 and covers three departments and Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region. Lakes, mountains, a canyon, lower gorges, lavender and cobblestones hilltop villages are the main sites of interest that you can discover here.
Your will first stop among colorful lavender and sunflower fields for a photo session. Enjoy free time in the lavender fields before stopping in a charming small Provencal market where you will have the opportunity to taste local products.

Then pass through lavender fields and typical Provencal landscapes to reach the hilltop medieval village of Moustiers Sainte Marie, famous for its ceramic work. You will have free time for lunch there. Then, enjoy many photo stops on the way to admire panoramic views on the Verdon canyon and lake. Your last visit is at the famous Occitane museum to learn everything about essential oils and natural cosmetics.
  • Transport in a minibus
  • Toll fees
  • Parking fees
  • Driver-guide
  • Occitane museum entrance
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra activities
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Aix en Provence tourist office, 300 Av. Giuseppe Verdi

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• This tour is not suitable for cruise passengers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.5 / 5
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overall good and beautiful

Our tour guide was great (Sebastian) especially for his second time! the area is beautiful the medieval village beautiful, the farm stop and taster was fun and interesting. with great views at each stop. The lavender wasn't fully bloomed but was still good. it would be better if for the cost you stopped at the lake for longer, dip your feet in the beautiful water! and relax. the Loccane (I think, the factory and shop) wasn't very interesting or compare to the rest. it would be better to spend time at that lake!! Do an activity there :) overall good.

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June 15, 2019

Magical experience

To me it has been a dream for many, many years to see the lavender fields in Provence and it's been the best idea possible to book this tour and make it come true at last. A heartfelt thank you to Alex, our guide who did an amazing job. It almost seemed like a trip amongst friends to be driving around with him and five other lovely people from Korea and Canada in a Minivan. The landscapes are breathtaking and the lavender fields unimaginably beautiful. Another highlight of this tour was our visit of the gorgeous village Moustiers Sainte Marie and the Lac St. Croix before we could visit the shop and museum of Occitane en Provence. This day will remain unforgettable to me and I highly recommend this tour to everyone!

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July 23, 2018

The scenery itself is good, but if you have encountered a enthusiastic and interactive guide, you will be lucky

July 6, 2019

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Product ID: 131382