- 8 hours
Please note this tour is seasonal and only available in June/July.
- Gorges du Verdon
- Plateau de Valensole
- L'Occitane Museum
- Private car service and driver/guide
- Access to Lavender Fields
Our route will continue to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, a beautiful village situated atop the cliffs of the Grand Canyon of France - ‘Gorges du Verdon’. This quaint village is also home to creators of world-renowned, quality earthenware and ceramics, crafted in faïence style; unique and traditional to the area. We will take in breathtaking views, as the village overlooks the tranquil Lake of Sainte-Croix and lies at the crossroads to the Plateau de Valensole where your trail will continue after a stop for a local lunch (at one's own expense). Famed for its picturesque Lavender fields and serene lakes amidst the contrasting rugged terrain, the beauty of Plateau de Valensole is undeniable. We will then take a relaxing stroll through the amethyst fields while your guide gives you a lesson in the cultivation and farming of the lavender with plenty of time to amble and ask questions. We'll end the day back at our accommodation after a long, lavender-filled day.
*Route may vary according to guide and accommodation location.
How many people can fit in the vehicle?
Is lunch included in the tour cost?
No, lunch is at your own expense. Your guide will find a local lunch spot that meets your needs and suits your budget - either a sit-down meal or a quick stop along the route.
Why is this tour only available in June and July?
Lavender blooms in Provence early June and is generally harvested towards between the end of July and mid-August. The harvest varies from year to year and depends on the weather conditions.
Laurent has been a sommelier since the 80’s working in Paris, United States or Bonnieux in the Luberon. He has been living in Marseille for the past 12 years where he opened an organic wine bar & tapas around the old port. He recently left the world of restaurants to embrace a new path, that of a tour guide. Today, he spends most of his time searching Provence for interesting places, wineries and craftsmen off the beaten path. He continues to organize workshops in wine tasting and creating Provencal tapas.