Discover the culture of Lavender from Bonnieux to Sault
Lavender is called the blue gold of Provence, discover all its secrets from the stunning purple fields to its distillation. From Aix en Provence, you will be able to enjoy the scenic drive through the mountain road of Lourmarin, at the top of the Luberon, you will discover the Plateau des Claparèdes, a Provençal scenery, with its numerous lavender fields, "bories" (Provençal stone shelters). Meet a local producer and discover the secrets of a lavender distillery and its numerous medicinal and practical uses. Regularly stopping for remarkable lavender fields, we will follow the country roads to the "capital" of Lavender: the village of Sault. Prepare your cameras to capture the incredible colors of lavender blossoms and get drowned in the enchanting scent of Provence's iconic flower. You will be able to discover the very typical village of Sault, which economic life is dedicated to Lavender production and what about tasting a delicious lavender ice-cream?
From Aix en Provence to the Plateau des Claparèdes, Bonnieux (1 hour drive). Explore wonderful provençal sceneries, with lavender fields and bories on small countryside roads.
At the end of the morning, visit a local family-run lavender distillery, learn about the process of distillation and the uses of lavender essential oil.
From the summit of the Luberon, we will follow the road that leads to the village of Sault, close to the Mont Ventoux, the "giant" of Provence. Real Lavender only grows in altitude, and Sault is the capital of its Provençal production. You will discover breathtaking views, a village surroundered by lavender fields. Get ready to have all your senses challenged. The purple shades of lavender as far as your eyes can see with the blue pure sky of Provence and the yellow-grey stone of the village, the persistent scent of the flower following you everywhere you go, taste the culinary heritage of the region by visiting the oldest "nougat" producer in the region.
From Sault, back to Aix
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 8 hours
Bad weather conditions can shorten the tour as most of it is outdoor.
Traffic conditions can alter the duration of the tour.
Private car (AC / USB charger)
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 - Snacks, food, or personal expenses.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks