The Lavender of Provence Tour – Day tours
with Excursions in French Riviera in Things to do in French Riviera
DescriptionThe village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is perched on cliffs at the gates of the Grand Canyon of France, the Gorges du Verdon, overlooking the huge lake of Sainte-Croix and is ranked one of the most beautiful villages in France. It sits at the crossroads of the Lavender Route and the Gorges, and is known worldwide for its fine earthenware and unique decorations. This gem of a village boasts an exceptional harmonizing environment of rocky terrain, lavender fields, lakes and rivers.
The Lavender Tour in 8 hours:
Optimizing your 8-hour tour, Provence Amazing Tours will show you the best of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, the Gorges du Verdon and the lavender fields.
We’ll stroll around Moustiers-Sainte-Marie up above the Sainte-Croix Lake at the entrance to the Grand Canyon of Verdon in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is ranked one of the most beautiful villages in France and sits at the spectacular crossroads of the Gorges du Verdon and the Lavender Route which crosses the Valensol Plateau, famous for its lavender fields stretching as far as the eye can see. Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is also renowned for its earthenware and unique decorations and is celebrated for its exceptional blend of rocky terrain, rivers and lavender-scented air overlooking the gigantic Sainte Croix Lake.
We’ll visit the Gorges du Verdon, a unique natural site in Europe and a must-see stop for tourists in Provence. Provence Amazing Tours invites you to get a close-up look at this magnificent site and the world-renowned lavender fields. This enormous canyon sits between the departments of the Var and the Alpes de Haute Provence.
The Gorges du Verdon is the result of erosion of the Verdon river, an erosion which designed the bright, towering, limestone cliffs which attract many visitors from around the world.
Here in the Gorges du Verdon, you’ll discover a grandiose site! In this protected region, rich in fauna and flora, the panoramic views are breathtaking. Aged old villages carved out in niches of cliffs hold the Provencal charm of times gone by.
The “Lavender of Provence” day features.
DURATION: 8 hours
Guided tour in English ,driver, minivan with WiFi, parking, gas, tolls, insurance, taxes, water and our undivided attention.
Tour Type: Shore excursion, cultural.
Transportation method: comfortable minivan or car with AC and WiFi, up to 8 people.
Activity level: Light. Good walking shoes are recommended. We can help you get in and out of the van.
Food restrictions: Please inform us about any food restrictions.
Kid friendly: Yes.
Languages: English (fluent), French (fluent).
Meet up location: We will pick you up at a mutually agreed upon location, your hotel or cruise ship port, for example.
Ending location: We will drop you off at a mutually agreed upon location, your hotel or cruise ship port, for example.
Drive from your hotel or cruise ship port to the lavender fields
Visit the lavender fields
Visit the town of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and have lunch in a restaurant
Drive along the Gorge of Verdon
Visit a lavender distillery and museum
Drive back to your hotel or cruise ship port
Try “8 hours Lavender tour” from Provence Amazing Tours!
- Duration: 7H30
- Minimum Age Required: Everyone
- Language: English