Take a private sightseeing tour from Nice to the beautiful Provence lavender fields and get amzaze!
Lavender Field tours from Nice
Enjoy a full-day tour to some of the most beautiful hilltop villages and fragrant lavender fields in all of France and learn about the important role lavender production plays in these stunningly beautiful regions of France.
Travel from the beautiful coastal city of Nice and visit some of the most popular and vibrant lavender districts about south of France such as the Aix en Provence, Alpes de Haute Provence and the Valensole plateau where an expert guide will show you around some of the most beautiful lavender fields in all the world. Stand atop quaint and quiet French villages before taking a leisurely stroll through miles of bright purple lavender fields where birds swoop lazily through the sky and bumblebees move from flower to flower, providing some of the most tranquil scenery in all of France.
Learn about the important role lavender plays in the French Riviera as well as in the global production of essential oil while enjoying the stunning scenery of fields in full bloom by taking one of our custom tours to some of the region’s most breath-taking locations.
Take a road trip from the sunny coastal city of Nice and travel through colourful countryside which is dotted with beautiful vineyards and bright fields of wildflower and lavender. The road trip itself is a beautiful journey through some of the most pristine French Rivera countryside and will have you feeling in awe at the natural beauty of France.
Alpes de haute Provence
A beautiful alpine region dotted with stunning citadel cities like Sisteron which includes sites like a beautiful citadel and a 12th-century cathedral as well as impressive mountain scenery.
This region is the centre of lavender production in France and contains the majority of lavender field locations which you can visit on your walking tour.
Visit local farmer’s markets which are filled with bright colours, vibrant smells, and indescribable local cuisine and enjoy French-style living that is unique to this beautiful part of France.
Learn about the important role that lavender plays in the production of essential oil and discover its effects on the body and wellbeing.
Any trip to the Alpes de Haute Provence will have you come away inspired by the picturesque scenery of mile-long lavender fields while every one of your senses will have been delighted by the sights, smells, and tastes of this beautiful French Rivera landscape.
Valensole Lavender fields plateau
Situated at an altitude of 500 metres in the south of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, near Digne-Les-Bains and the Verdon gorges and covering an area of 800 km² the Valensole Plateau is awash with bright coloured fields of lavender, wheat fields as well as a host of charming villages such as Saint-Martin-de-Brômes, Riez and Esparron-de-Verdon.
This area is the home of the famous lavender routes and will be one of your main walking tour destinations where your local expert will take you on a guided tour of the lavender fields, production facilities and remote villages that dot the landscape of this region.
The area is a stunning landscape with plenty of activities to enjoy and you can take a walk through the village of Valensole which is famous for its subtle and delicate-tasting lavender honey.
There are also lavender-related festivities organised in the area such as the Fêtes de la Lavande which takes place in July and provides a snapshot of the importance of Lavender in the region.
Once you have completed your walking tour through the region’s ever stretching and bright coloured lavender fields you will see why this place is called the granary of the region.
A great experience for a romantic getaway or for capturing stunning photos of picturesque landscapes.
Sénanque Abbey Lavenver fields
Take a trip to the 12th century Cistercian Sénanque Abbey near the village of Gordes and marvel at the unique architecture of this 800-year-old abbey and learn about how the monks that live here grow lavender and tend honeybees.
Take a walk along the beautiful cloisters and feel a sense of spiritual connection or learn about how the church and lavender production or so closely intertwined in the Provence region.
You are sure to come away from this place impressed by the beautifully breath-taking scenery of this remote part of the French Rivera.
Aix en Provence
Explore the university city of Aix-en-Provence and marvel at the hundreds of fountains dotted throughout its old town or visit some of the former French aristocracy palaces which can be found all over this city.
Enjoy a walking tour through its quiet streets or stop by the graceful Cours Mirabeau avenue which is shaded by giant trees and is lined with cafés, restaurants, and boutiques that provide the perfect backdrop for an alfresco style lunch experience.
The white limestone mountain Sainte-Victoire overlooks the city and was a frequent backdrop in the works of post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne whose artistic influence is found all over this stunning city.
When to take a Lavender fields private tour from Nice
The fields of Provence’s start to bloom in June and by the end of the month, most of the region’s lavender fields will be bright and fragrant.
The bright colours of the fields peak in early to mid-July but the higher the altitude the later the bloom for lavender and harvesting starts in the middle of July and ends at the beginning of August in the lower altitude regions but lasts until September at higher altitude locations.
Our walking tour season runs from June to September and allows you to see all the beautiful lavender fields of the Provence in vibrant colours while also learning about the important role that lavender production plays in this part of the French Riviera.
Some of our best dates for talking a lavender fields private tour from Nice is between the 15th of June until the 15th of July and from the 1st to the 20th of September.
Book the best Provence lavender fields activities tour.
Our guided walking tours of the Provence lavender regions provides you with access to some of the most beautiful locations in France and you will have personal access to an expert local guide who will teach you about the important role lavender plays in the production of essential oil as well as how the communities of the French Rivera have grown around Provence’s lavender seasons.
View beautiful fields in full bloom that stretch for miles over the horizon, stare in awe at pristine mountain cities and passes, and discover French villages with unique architecture and a rural culture that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
We provide some of the best custom tours of the French Riviera in the world and some of our best are listed below.
- Take a custom tour for 1 or 6 people for €900.
- Custom tours for 7 to 15 people cost €1500.
- We can also add additional adults for €39 or add additional children to custom tour group bookings for €19.
You can also add an optional lunch stop at a restaurant to try some of France’s most renowned local cuisine for an additional €60 per person.