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From Avignon: Lavender Villages Day Trip

1. From Avignon: Lavender Villages Day Trip

Embark on a fascinating tour focused on exploring and appreciating lavenders, the emblematic plant of Provence. Take a day trip from Avignon and visit neighboring villages to explore open-air markets and scenic landscapes. Shop for local produce and crafts, and admire vast lavender fields. Depart from Avignon and head to a quaint village. Drive to a different village depending on the day of the week, to guarantee a visit to the open-air markets that take place in different towns throughout the week. Browse through the stalls presenting an array of fruits, vegetables, and handicrafts. Travel along picturesque roads through wild lavender fields to Sault or Roussillon. Enjoy free time to wander and explore lavender shops. Visit Gordes, a hilltop village in Luberon, built completely with dry stones. Stop for a photo at Senanque Abbey, surrounded by a wonderful lavender field. During the blooming season, a photo stop in sunflower fields will also be included in the itinerary.

From Avignon: Lavender Day Tour

2. From Avignon: Lavender Day Tour

Grab your camera and set out to admire the startling purple landscapes of Provence in summertime on this full-day tour from Avignon. Follow the lavender route in the Luberon valley, stopping to explore some of the famous hilltop villages of the Luberon valley. After a stop with a breathtaking view on the valley, marvel at the 12-th century Sénanque Abbey with its lavender fields (generally blooming at the end of June). Discover then top attractions such as the stone town of Gordes and the red village of Roussillon — home to the famous Ochre Trail. Along the way through the Luberon valley, admire beautiful views over rolling lavender fields stretching into the distance and take some time to enjoy some of the most secret lavender fields of Provence. During the harvesting season (late July) we will also take you to a local farm, where you'll have the chance to watch over the distillation of lavender.

From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

3. From Avignon: In the Footsteps of Van Gogh in Provence

Start your trip from Avignon and relax with round-trip transportation via air-conditioned minibus to explore Van Gogh's Provence. The sunny region of Provence has long been an inspiration for artists and painters, like Van Gogh. From the bright colors of the sun and sunflowers to the various colorful landscapes, he painted hundreds of works during his stay in Arles and St. Rémy de Provence. Follow in his footsteps at the sites that inspired Starry Night, Maison Jaune, Café Terrace at Night, and others. In Saint Rémy, follow a walking route that shows reproductions of his famous works and visit St. Paul de Mausole Asylum where he was interned.

Highlights of Provence : Les Baux and Chateauneuf du Pape

4. Highlights of Provence : Les Baux and Chateauneuf du Pape

Free time in Les Baux de Provence, medieval fortress located on a rocky spur in the Alpilles region. Attend the light and sound show dedicated to the Dutch Painters from Vermeer to Van Gogh in Carrières de Lumières (entrance included). Scenic drive through the vineyard of Châteauneuf du Pape followed by wine-tastings at 2 different wineries. From the ruins of the Pope's summer residence, enjoy a panoramic view over the Rhône river valley and the hill ranges surrounding the village. This full day tour will return to Avignon in the middle of the day.Lunch on your own in Avignon

From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

5. From Avignon: Half-Day Van Gogh & Carrières de Lumières Tour

Follow in the tracks of Vincent van Gogh in Provence on this 5-hour tour. Begin in Arles, a city that fascinated the artist. Then, set off to discover the city through the history of the artist during this fascinating city tour. First, visit the monumental “Carrières de Lumières” which hosts extraordinary multimedia shows, unique in the world with Dali and Gaudi. Finish with St Paul de Mausole, the famous psychiatric hospital, where Van Gogh spent 1 very creative year.

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What people are saying about Avignon

organization takes you to authentic protected remote gems of villages and views Gordes and Roussillon, you do a market in Cavaillon, there are photo stops at beautiful locations. The lavender museum and the fields near and around the monastery of Our Lady of Sénanque are also a revelation. Small groups, smooth transport, a lot of freedom, punctual organization. You can't do so much beauty alone in an unknown region. Our guide was also a great driver and occasionally told us something interesting along the way, always with a big smile.

Our guide picked us up on time and took us to firstly Arles where vince van gogh lived most of his life and also later in St. Remy where he was in his asilum. He guided us to some of the main attractions in arles and told us many interesting facts about the history, why arles was the capital of Provence etc. We had a lot of free time also to explore the city by ourselfs afterwords. It just has an amazing vibe and you get the idea why Vincent stayed here to create his work.

This year is too hot for lavender however the agent rearranges the tour to make it a great day. Our guide Majid is very nice and helpful.

Mark was a very knowledgeable, articular guide. The tour was very interesting. Definitely recommend it.

A very nice excursion with a very reliable and competent tour guide. Thanks very much!