Discover the best lavender fields in the south of France


Incredible port cities, mountain villages like Gorges, fantastic food, delicious wine, bright, fragrant purple lavender fields, vineyards, mountains, endless beaches, natural beauties, enchanting forests, and a great cultural heritage, these are just some of the reasons that speak for a holiday in the south of France. 


Because France has more to offer than just Burgundy, Normandy, Brittany, Alsace, and the Eiffel Tower, FreeWalkingTourNice local guides are taking you on a private tour through the most beautiful lavender fields on the Cote d’Azur.


Are you looking for the best activities while visiting Provence and the French Riviera for your next holidays?


From year to year, you can discover the Valensole plateau in early July or mid-July for the lavender festival, the famous “lavandes Angelvin.” Plan your road trip with our local guides and take time to visit the charming lavender fields!

Where to see The Best Lavender Fields in Provence and Côte d’Azur

Are you ready to plan a trip through the lavender fields and discover the best essential oil? 

From mid-June to mid-August, you’ll find the best lavender fields in Provence and lavender farms in Notre Dame de Senanque and the beautiful villages of the south of France.



Around the pretty Provencal village built around the church on a small hill, you will find huge lavender fields on the Plateau de Valensole. Then, use the town of Valensole for a little rest on tour through the lavender fields.



You will see one of the most famous postcard motifs in Provence: the lavender field in front of the monastery of Sénanque. Senanque is located in the Vaucluse department, not far from the beautiful village of Gordes. 

Sénanque is located in a rather lonely region of Provence, isolated in a small valley about 5 kilometers from the village of Gordes in the Vaucluse department.



Like Valensole, Sault is a well-known plateau full of lavender fields and idyllic villages. Here the lavender bloom starts late but lasts until mid-August.



In the hinterland of the Côte d’Azur lies Grasse, known as the city of perfumers. The climate here favors an enormous abundance of flowers. Lavender and roses flourish in abundance, so Grasse is home to the flourishing perfume industry. 

Besides, orange blossom and jasmine are distilled here. Although numerous raw materials for flowers come from other countries today, Grasse has remained the perfume’s capital.



The small town of Digne-Les-Bains is located in the Bléone valley on the northeastern edge of the Plateau de Valensole and, thus, at the transition between Provence and the French Alps in Haute Provence.

In the beautiful old town of Digne-Les-Bains, you will find many beautiful alleys and streets lined with pine trees. The old town is dominated by the cathedral Saint-Jérôme.


When do the lavender fields bloom in France, and when to visit Provence lavender fields?

Year to year, discover the most magnificent lavender fields in the south of France.


The lavender blooms from mid-June to late July. In some areas of Provence, even until mid-August, depending on the altitude and harvest time. 


How to visit lavender fields in Provence?

The best way to visit the lavender fields in Provence is to follow our local guides and experts’ steps and head to the best lavender fields and lavender farms to meet the local producers and enjoy an informative and picturesque private tour on the French Riviera!


If spring hasn’t been too cool, then late June or early July is the best time to see the splendor. To be honest: In midsummer, you have to struggle to escape the tourist buses in some places. That’s why choosing FreeWalkingTourNice private tours will fast-track your access to the best visit without queuing!


As beautiful as the fresh green and purple lavender bushes may be at the beginning of the season, it doesn’t get splendid until July and August when grain fields and sunflowers frame the purple glow.


A private tours on a minivan from Nice and Cote d’Azur

Where do you have to be this summer to marvel at and photograph the splendor? With your local guides we will show the best lavender fields in Provence during the best private tours.


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