After the pickup at the meeting point in Avignon, start your journey in colorful Provence by a visit of the beautiful village of FONTAINE DE VAUCLUSE, by the river Sorgue : Walk up to its spring, the biggest of Europe, down the cliff. Then head-off to ABBAYE DE SENANQUE for a photo stop at this majestic XIIth Century Abbey surrounded by lavender fields. The next stop is GORDES, after the photo-stop at the 'belvedere', visit this famous hilltop village made of local dry stone. For the lunch time, we stop at ROUSSILLON. The enchantment of this Provencal village weaves its spell throughout the year, as the shades of ochre of the houses and the ground vary with the sunlight. It is time to visit the LAVENDER FIELDS : Gaze in the lavender fields, fill your body of fresh lavender fragrance, take some pictures and have a look at a distillation operation during harvest. Finally, we will relax in SAULT, in the middle of a bucolic landscape, isolated from civilisation, this quiet and wild village will slow down rush and cool the heat of the day.
Hello I am Gilles Balazut, born in Orange, within the Cotes du Rhone area, in a Châteauneuf Du Pape wine growers family. I had very early, in the 80s, my first oenotouristic experiences, when I was helping my parents in the cellar to take care foreign customers. Suffering of asthma, I spent my childhood time between my parents and my cousins's home, lavender farmers in Sault. The fine lavender products of the area have played a central role in my complete healing. Working for over 10 years as a driver/guide in Avignon, I opened my company in 2017 and designed my day tours according to my own experience. I will have the pleasure to reveal you all secrets of Fine Lavender, as well as of the wines of the Cotes du Rhone area, passing by the marvels in Provence and treasures of Luberon. See you soon !
Enjoy the quiet village of Fontaine de Vaucluse before mob. Visit secret lavender fields in confidence. Take a touch of Provence's atmosphere in Sault.
This tour is operating in all weather conditions. Please check weather forecast and make sure to dress appropriately. Sun is strong : An umbrella may be useful for white skins, even in addition of sun cream. Temperatures may exceed 35°C/95°F The vehicles have air conditioning.
Lavender experience from Avignon