Avignon, France

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clock-o5 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

From June to August each year, the fertile lavender fields of Sault are widely considered among the most popular sights in Provence. This convenient 5-hour combination bus and walking tour from Avignon takes you to the heart of France’s lavender country. Stroll along rows of purple lavender, visit a local lavender farm, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour — limited to eight people.
  • 5-hour lavender fields tour from Avignon
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour
  • Visit the town of Sault — famous for its fertile lavender fields — with a guide
  • Walk along rows of purple lavender and smell the fragrance on the air
  • Learn how essential oils are extracted from the plants at a lavender farm
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Avignon tourist office or your central Avignon hotel
Choose an 8:30am or 2:30pm tour between mid-June and mid-August — when the lavender fields are in bloom. Then, begin with a pickup at Avignon tourist office or your centrally located Avignon hotel and head out into the Provence countryside with your guide.

First, visit the town of Sault — widely considered to be the French capital of lavender — and enjoy free time to capture the rolling hillsides on camera. Stroll among the rows of purple flowers, and inhale the heady scent for which lavender is famous.

Then, visit a local lavender farm and learn how the essential oils are extracted from the plants. Afterward, explore the surrounding countryside further with your guide before returning to your original starting point — where your 5-hour tour will come to an end.

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f
, Jul 2018

great way to discover Luberon area, kind tour operator, we were always in time and she dropped us down where we asked.

f
, Jul 2017

The tour was a bit too rush.
As it is named as a Lavender Fields Tour, I would expect more time in the lavender fields, but turn out only 10 mins in one lavender field, then rush to another field for 10 mins. I would prefer they skip the villages, and just stay in the fields to admire the views and smell the lavenders.

K
, Jul 2016

A great tour - lovely French scenery. Four of us took the TGV from Lyon to Avignon TGV station where we were picked up by our guide Thierry. We did 2 more pick ups then off to the countryside. Thierry was extremely knowledgeable and although we asked him a question he didn't know the answer to immediately - as soon as he could he got us the answer. The lavender fields were just magnificent but the whole area is spectacular - a well worth trip to get a real good feel of the French countryside. Gold star to Thierry

w
, Jul 2015

Our driver Florine was great and I'd recommend the tour.

E
, Jul 2015

The guide was very friendly, helpful and humorous. He took care of every traveller.The path that he guided us is very interesting. He explained everything in a good way.

R
, Jul 2015

Due to a disease, apparently, we saw no big fields of lavender in the first half. All were just cut and dried out. Not very interesting and it seemed like endless driving around. The second half was better and we saw lavender. I would have preferred to drive out, see the village of Sault a little longer and the come back the by same road instead of the circular route. That would have meant more time to see lavender fields, which is what we paid for. It could have been better if the itinerary was more flexible to cater for the situation.

K
, Jun 2015

The tour started promptly. Surprisingly we had a full house in the 8 seater. The van was very comfortable for all of us. One request though, it would be better if the driver/guide Eric had some sort of a microphone so that he could talk to all of us without shouting or taking his eyes off the road.

He was very nice and took us to some fantastic places .. the Lavenders were in bloom far in Sault when we were there but he made sure we went to the best fields and had great picture opportunities.

As advertised, this tour is about Lavenders and only lavenders. The halts at Gordes and Sault village was very brief 10-15 minutes so that we could spend more time in Lavender fields. We could see Senanque Abbey from far off since there was not time !!

However, we were in this tour for Lavenders and we did the most possible in 5 hours. If you really want to spend time in Gordes and Sault and Lavender Museum etc. it is better to take a full day tour. But then that will be tiring !!

Great tour concept for those who only want to see Lavenders !!


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