Where are the best lavender fields?
Provence is famous for having the best lavender fields in the world. And within Provence, the best lavender fields can be found in the Valensole Plateau and near Sault.
When is the best time to visit the lavender fields of Provence?
June to August is the best time to visit the lavender fields of Provence as this is when they are in bloom.
How can I visit the lavender fields of Provence?
Whilst you can hire a car and drive yourself, the easiest way to visit is to join a guided tour. You can choose to join a small group tour or have a private guide. Either way it will allow you to sit back and relax and enjoy the experience instead of staring at a map!
What is the Valensole Plateau?
Covering around 800km2, the Valensole Plateau is an area in Provence famous for its lavender fields. It is the largest area in France dedicated to growing lavender!
What can I do near Sault?
Sault is a beautiful Provencal village in the heart of the lavender region. The most popular thing to do near Sault is to visit the lavender fields, stroll through the rows upon rows of purple and of course, take those perfect Instagram shots! Within Sault itself, there are fantastic things to do like browsing the many lavender shops, tastings sweets and cakes made from lavender or buying soaps and oils. You can also visit a traditional lavender producer and see the distillation in progress.
Which is the best town to visit the lavender fields in Provence?
You can visit the lavender fields of Provence from Avignon, Aix-en-Provence or Marseille. You can also combine visits to the lavender fields with the villages and towns that are nearby like Sault, Gordes and Roussillon.
Where are the best photo spots in Provence?
The Valensole Plateau's lavender fields are possibly the most famous and photographed in the world! There are also many incredible and Instagrammable photo spots near Sault as well. The important thing is that you know how to find them, and that’s where an A la Francaise lavender tour guide comes in handy!
Where are the most Instagrammable lavender fields?
The lavender fields in the Valensole Plateau can be found amongst some of the most captured on Instagram. With your guide’s help you will be sure to find the best Instagram spots in both the Valensole Plateau as well as those near Sault.
Is a morning or afternoon lavender tour best?
Any time is a good time to visit the lavender fields, but for those of you visiting in the early morning or later in the afternoon you will avoid the mid-day heat (and some of the crowds).