Day trip

Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

Nice: Gorges of Verdon and Fields of Lavender Tour

Activity provider: french riviera sightseeing

From US$ 97.19 per person

Visit the Verdon Gorge and explore the villages of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, one of the most beautiful villages of France.

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Duration 9 - 10 hours
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Spanish, Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian
Pickup included
Be picked up from your hotel between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM or between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM. Your exact pick-up time will be confirmed the day before your tour.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group available

Experience

Itinerary
9 - 10 hours
  • Nice

  • Castellane (sightseeing)

  • Verdon Gorge (view)

  • Moustiers-Sainte-Marie (free time)

  • Lake of Sainte-Croix (sightseeing)

  • Nice

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Discover the gorges of the Verdon, known to be the great canyons of Europe
  • Photograph purple lavender fields with the snowy Alps in the background
  • Visit the charming medieval village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie for lunch
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Verdon, its deep gorges and turquoise waters
Full description

Discover France’s most scenic landscapes on a full-day trip to Castellane, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, and the Verdon Gorge from Nice. See the iconic Lavender Fields and learn about these picturesque locations from your guide.

Be picked up from your hotel or home address in Nice. Depart with your driver to the hills of your countryside destination.

Cross the "gorge of the wolf", complete with its 40-meter-high waterfall, before stopping at Castellane. Whilst traveling along the Verdon (named for its astonishing turquoise green color), enjoy spectacular views of the 700-meter-deep canyon.

Afterward, move on to the village of Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, nestled under a rocky cliff and surrounded by mountains from all sides. Known for its rich history in ceramic craftsmanship, you will have free time here to explore Moustiers at your leisure.

Discover the earthenware in the stores, and buy souvenirs before lunch in one of the terrace cafes. Photograph the world-famous lavender platters, or enjoy the lake of St. Croix, an artificial treasure of clear water which is one of the most beautiful lakes of Provence.

Then, marvel at the endless lavender fields at the foot of the Alps and stop to take unique and memorable pictures with this impressive backdrop. Stop to smell the light and enchanting lavender aroma surrounding you as you do.

After enjoying your trip, return to your vehicle at which point you will be driven back to your point of origin in Nice.

Includes
  • Transfer from and to your hotel or private address in Nice
  • Driver/bilingual-guide
  • 1 bottle of water per customer
  • Shared or private tour (depending on option selected)

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    Know before you go

    • The lavender fields are seasonal (May 15 - July 15)
    • If the minimum number of participants is not reached, the tour is subject to rescheduling or cancellation. The tour is also subject to cancellation in the event of logistical issues outside the activity provider's control or sick staff. Please have a secondary time slot ready the next day if possible. Thank you for your understanding.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 596 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.3/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    The transport itself is very good. The places we visited were worth the day and time spent for us. Simply beautiful towns and the canyon itself is a great thing. We were in the lavender fields at the last minute because due to the lack of rain, the harvest was a little earlier. Great time

    January 6, 2023

    From pickup to finish it was a great excursion. Ichrak told us many interesting things on the journey. He was very flexible and helpful. There was a little little time at the canyon, but this was made up for with an additional highlight - a small wine tasting. Of course you are in the car for a long time and the many curves are not for everyone... nevertheless a very nice day. Thanks!

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    November 20, 2022

    We had a great time on this tour. We were collected from our hotel and dropped back there afterwards. We saw some absolutely stunning views such as the gorges du verdon which is the deepest canyon in Europe. We also stopped at a lovely waterfall and visited some lovely traditional villages including the very charming Moustier. A very enjoyable day which was greatly helped by our wonderful driver/ guide Andy who spoke excellent English and was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and informative throughout the day.

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    October 29, 2022

    Product ID: 206778