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From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & it's Lavender Fields

1. From Nice: The Grand Canyon of Europe & it's Lavender Fields

Leave the coast and enjoy a beautiful drive through the Gorges du Loup with a stop at waterfall to capture amazing pictures. Stop in Castellane to enjoy a free time in that village gateway to the Gorges of the Verdon and nestled at the foot of its famous rock height of 180 meters with its church perched at the top. Drive along the Verdon river, named after its startling turquoise-green color, up to the canyon which is considered to be Europe’s most beautiful. Enjoy the spectacular and breathtaking views of the depths of the gorges which reach depths of up to 700 meters. Your driver guide will drive you to the end of the canyon to enjoy a photo stop at a point overlooking the lake Sainte-Croix Stop in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France which is known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship. Take time to enjoy a lovely meal and a stroll. Depending on the weather conditions and your wishes, your driver/guide may offer you time at the lakeside instead of the walk in the village of Moustier. At your convenience !

From Nice: Flower Fields & Saint Cassien Lake Full-Day Trip

2. From Nice: Flower Fields & Saint Cassien Lake Full-Day Trip

Admire the very picturesque waterfalls of the Saut du Loup with emerald colored pools. Discover the Lavanderaie de Marie, a garden offering a real journey of the senses where the wonderful scents of lavender, thyme, broom or sage compete for the favor of the walker, who is also captivated by the site's exceptional panoramic views of the sea and the mountains, giving free rein to the imagination of many painters and writers. Then, continue onto Gourdon, an open balcony on the Gorges du Loup and the Mediterranean. You will be able to stroll around the beautiful medieval village and admire a breathtaking landscape from the top of this fortified little town. Visit Grasse, also called the “capital of flowers and perfumes” thanks to its Fragonard historic perfume factory. Enjoy the free time at the Saint Cassien Lake that is one of the most appreciated sites by locals and tourists of the Pays de Fayence. Share a moment with family or friends and rent a pedal boat, explore the lake during the trip in a kayak or just enjoy a moment of relaxation on the beach.

Countryside Tour, Medieval Village & Lake

3. Countryside Tour, Medieval Village & Lake

Begin your tour by the canyon of the Loup and the waterfalls of Saut du Loup. Then, visit the flower fields at the Lavanderaie de Marie (open all year) and its lavender fields (during the season from 15th of June to 15th of July more or less). After this, visit Gourdon, a medieval village with the best panorama over the coast. Continue your tour in Grasse, world capital of perfumes since the 17th century. Discover the Fragonard perfume factory and free time in the old town for lunch. In the afternoon, your guide will take you to the wonderfull lake of Saint-Cassien where you will have the opportunity to swim and to do water activities on the lake.

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The tour with the guide named Laurent (he was a very good guide and had a lot of insider tips for us) is highly recommended. We were picked up in front of our hotel in Nice in an air-conditioned van and then we went straight to the mountains. Several stops at the Grand Canyon of Europe allowed us to take great photos and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Unfortunately we had to see empty lavender fields, but instead we stopped for a swim at a beautiful lake (so pack your bathing suit). All in all really recommendable!

Laurent picked us up at the hotel on time. Laurent is a super great guide. He was very friendly, competent and polite. He told us great stories about the individual stations. Not only the coast of Provance but also the "inner" Provance offers great travel destinations. We even saw a whole group of sea head eagles at the Grand Canyon.

Very great tour of the Verdon Gorge and the adjacent small villages. Unfortunately, the lavender had already been harvested by now (end of July), so this part was omitted, but the guide made up for that with his good humour, his jokes and interesting facts!

the trip was superb, very very nice experience, the guide was very nice, smiling, friendly, and had a very good historical knowledge of the places

This is an unforgettable experience trip with a great tour guide: charming and helpful. Highly recommended.