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.