From Avignon: Van Gogh in Provence
- Small group
- Duration: 5 hours
Discover the lavender fields in full bloom in the villages of Luberon on this half-day tour from Avignon. Enjoy a scenic and picturesque drive through the countryside, full of beautiful purple fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. Your guide will organize many stops in the countryside to take pictures of the fields. Stop in Roussillon for some free time to wander through this typical provençal village. Indulge yourself here with a scoop of lavender ice cream. Stop for panoramic photos from the hilltop village of Gordes, listed as one of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France". Finally, take a quick photo stop at the Cisterian Senanque Abbey, surrounded by lavender fields.
Our tour guide, Joanna, was great! Very knowledgeable, not only on the topic of Lavender (which was what the tour was about) but in general about the area, with historical and modern facts provided with engaging conversation throughout the tour.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Avignon or the surrounding countryside (within 25 kilometers of Avignon) and transferred to the village of L'Isle-sur-La-Sorgue (45 minute drive) to begin your guided bike ride. Surrounded by the clear and emerald waters of the Sorgue River, you will find the village streets lined by quaint cafés and waterwheels. Your guided bike ride will take you off the beaten track along seldom-used country lanes, lined by fruit orchards and farmhouses. Cycle past sleepy villages on your way to the source of the Sorgue River: the mysterious spring of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. Have free time to visit the spring and enjoy a leisurely restaurant or picnic lunch (not included) before looping back to L'Isle-sur-La-Sorgue by bike. On Sunday, there's a lovely market that covers the entire center of the village. In L'Isle-sur-La-Sorgue, you will be fitted with a high-qua...
Discover and enjoy the sights of one of the most beautiful and unique scenes in Provence: the ocean of lavender! You'll see the endless fields of lavender in Valensole, surrounded by the golden colors of sunflower and wheat. Walking among the blue palette and diving into the lavender scents, you can enjoy a peaceful moment under the Provencal sunshine. You will also stop and visit the beautiful Moustiers Sainte Marie village. Located in Haute Provence, this village is titled Un Des Plus Beaux Village de France (one of The Most Beautiful Villages in France). Moustiers has a rich history in ceramic craftsmanship and the faïence is renowned for its fine decoration. On the back way, you make a short stop at the L'Occitane factory to learn about how this small workshop became a worldwide cosmetic factory.
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WQe thoroughly enjoyed our time and found out so much about the region, the types of grapes they are allowed to use, all the rules they have to follow etc.... The actual wineries we went to for tasting were absolutely top notch and delicious!! The information on the region was very informative and the knowledge that the guide shared on the history of the area and the winery was a wonderful bonus. i highly recommend this tour and company!!!
Very nice and extremely informative tour with a very experienced guide who knows the answer to all questions about the region and the wine. The tastings were wholesome and give a nice insight into one of the top wine regions in the world.
The tour was very nice, very informative and relaxed. Our guide Nicolas was super nice, humorous and interested and above all a real wine expert. We learned a lot, had fun and were allowed to taste delicious wines. We would book again!
it was our first tour using this site, so we didn't know what to expect, but the guide was very nice, trip destinations were better than expected and it is a good way to get to know provance in a short period of time
Great wine tour! Two very good vineyards with excellent red wines, and our tour guide was very friendly!