• Location: Avignon, France
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $103.73

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Spend a full day immersed in the lavender fields and picturesque villages of Provence on this day trip from Avignon. Drive through purple fields of fragrant lavender in full summer bloom, and stop in Sault or Roussillon to browse the lavender shops and wander a traditional Provençal market. Visit the stunning Luberon village of Gordes and end with a visit to the Lavender Museum in Coustellet.

Enjoy personalized attention from your expert guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
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.

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Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Selected Avignon hotels
Departure Time:
9am
Duration:
8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Small Group Provence and Lavender Museum Day Trip from Avignon

Small Group Provence and Lavender Museum Day Trip from Avignon

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation of this product will be received at time of booking
  • The photo stop at Senanque Abbey is included only during the blooming period from June 15 to July 15
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: pat, November 2016

We were in Provence at the very end of the lavender harvest so we missed the grand visual display but there were still lavender fields for us to stop and explore. We also made a stop at a farm to see the oil harvesting process in progress and had a chance to buy lavender oil direct from the producer which was much cheaper than it was in the Lavender museum which ended the tour. I could have done without the commercial Lavender museum ending. I didn't learn as much about the farming and processing of lavender as I did at the farm and I felt I was mostly there to be encouraged to spend money on overpriced items, yet I suppose that is a part of the economy of the region as well. Anyway, the majority of the tour was a delight and we were so glad we took it. Our guide was pleasant and informative as well.

Reviewed by: dkmaf340, August 2016

This tour is best taken the Lavender is in full bloom. I can only imagine the country side filled with the beautiful purple flowers. There was still plenty of Lavendin to be seen. You have to take the tour to learn the difference between Lavender and Lavendin. Watching the distilling process of the Lavender was fascinating and the smells throughout the region was soothing and relaxing. Our guide Anais was the consummate professional and since she was born in the area her knowledge was unsurpassed.