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Aix-en-Provence and Valensole Lavender Fields Small-Group Tour from Marseille

  • When does it run?

    10 June  - 20 July : Daily

  • Start time

    9:00am – 6:00pm

  • Duration

    9 hours

Inclusions
  • Pick-up service
  • Driver/guide
  • Transportation in air-conditioned 8-seater minibus

Key Highlights

  • Spend a day amongst the largest lavender fields of Provence and visit the medieval city of Aix-en-Provence
  • Explore Aix-en-Provence and discover why it’s called the ‘City of a Thousand Fountains’
  • Marvel at the 17th and 18th century mansions and the surrounding views of Mount St Victoire
  • Walk through the city’s markets, taste local delicacies and experience French traditional culture
  • Take in Valensole’s lavender-scented air and kaleidoscopic views of its purple and wheaten gold fields
  • Enjoy plenty of photo ops with several stops during the drive through the scenic Valensole plateau
  • Enjoy free time to discover the traditional Provencal village of Valensole on your own
  • Tour comfortably in a small group with an informative driver-guide and AC minibus transport

Overview

Lavender could easily become your favourite colour, smell or flower on this full-day tour of the largest lavender fields of Provence at Valensole Plateau and the beautiful medieval city of Aix-en-Provence. At Aix-en-Provence, experience French culture, food and tradition and enjoy marvelous sights of cathedrals and 17th century houses with fountains placed sporadically throughout the city. Later, lose yourself in the purple surrounds of Valensole’s vast gold and lavender expanses, stop at many scenic places to take photos and go around self-exploring its Provencal village!

Enjoy the company of your driver-guide, who shares his knowledge on the cultivation and distillation of lavender essential oil and its medicinal virtues. This small-group tour can be enjoyed with family, friends or your partner.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    10 June  - 20 July : Daily

  • Duration

    9 hours

  • Start time

    9:00am – 6:00pm

  • Meeting Point

    Pick up from Hôtel Radisson Blu (38 Quai Rive Neuve, 13007 Marseille).

  • Ending Point

    Same as start point.

Itinerary

  • Begin this small-group tour by assembling at Hotel Radisson Blu in Marseille for a convenient pick up in an air-conditioned minibus. You will get some free time for lunch (at your own expense) during the course of this tour. Discover Aix-en-Provence, the City of a Thousand Fountains Visit Aix-en-Provence, often referred to as the City of a Thousand Fountains. To start with, walk through one of the many fragrant and colourful markets that are organized on an everyday basis in the center of the city. Marvel at the sights of leafy boulevards and public squares that are surrounded by 17th and 18th century mansions with moss-covered fountains sprouting everywhere. Admire the views of the surrounding 1,011 m-high Mount St Victoire that served as a great inspiration to Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, a native of Aix-en-Provence. Go on to explore this small city with its busy market at the square and taste the local specialty 'Calisson' (at additional expense). Explore the lavender hills around the Valensole Plateau Enjoy a visually appealing drive as you pass by scenic roads of Valensole plateau bordered with golden wheat and lavender fields. Listen to your guide as he gives you valuable information on the lavender crop in Provence, how to recognize fine lavender, and the use of its essential oil. Several acres of lavender background soothe your eyes and makes for a perfect setting for pictures! Don't forget to take your camera in hand as this tour includes many photo stops on the way. Then, get off from your bus to explore the traditional Provencal village of Valensole on your own! End this memorable day with transfers back to the start point.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Pick-up service
  • Driver/guide
  • Transportation in air-conditioned 8-seater minibus

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Gratuities

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all details.

Please reach the boarding point 10 minutes prior to your departure.

Some sites can be closed in case of special event or festivity. In such a case, the content of the itinerary will be amended. No refund can be claimed.

Isango! or the local activity operator cannot be held responsible for delays due to the traffic, for accidents when getting on or off the vehicle, for loss or robbery of personal belongings during the tour.

Smoking and eating inside the vehicles is not permitted.

There should be minimum of 2 passengers for guaranteed departure. Should this number not be met for your chosen date you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

The local activity operator keeps the right to provide the transportation with another type of vehicle if the capacity of the group allows it.

Timings & itinerary are subject to change.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

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