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Full-day lavender tour in Valensole from Aix en Provence

Free cancellation
Duration: 9 hours
Language: English, French
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

Do this because

Enjoy the scenic ride to Plateau of Valensole with many photo stops

Learn about the distillation process of lavender essential oil with a local farmer

Free time to explore the villages of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and Sainte Croix du Verdon

Admire the breathtaking view of the Grand Canyon of the Gorges de Verdon

What to expect

Take part to this unforgettable day on the Plateau of Valensole, specialised in the cultivation of «lavandin», where small roads are winding through the fields of flowers. You will be charmed by the sights and scents of the gorgeous Blue Gold of Provence. You will meet one of the local producers and learn about cultivation and distillation of the lavender essential oil and its medicinal virtues.The journey will continue to the perched village of Moustiers Sainte-Marie. This charming village is well known for its earthern wares workshops. You will have free time for lunch (not included).

In the afternoon, you will enjoy the panoramic tour of the spectacular and majestic Gorges of Verdon, known as one of the most beautiful canyons in Europe and around the turquoise colored Lake of Sainte-Croix. Before heading back to Aix-en-Provence, we will make a last stop in the picturesque village of Sainte Croix du Verdon where you will have the possibility of swimming or sun-bathing.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

Social distancing is enforced

Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected

Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors

All gear/equipment is sanitized between use

Visitors are required to bring and wear masks

Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks

Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above

What's included

Transportation in 8-seater A/C minibus

English-speaking professional driver/guide

Stop at a lavender agriculturist

Free time in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie and Sainte Croix du Verdon

What's not included

Food and drinks, unless specified

Personal expenses

Gratuities (optional)

Location

Tourist Office, 300 Av. Giuseppe Verdi, 13100 Aix-en-Provence, France

Meeting point:

Meet your driver/guide directly in front of the tourist office.

When

  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability

Provider

TYLENE TOURS

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • Free time for lunch (not included) on your own during the day
  • Do not forget your swimming suit
  • Please be ready for pick-up 10 minutes before the tour