Best Lavender Fields in Provence, France

Where to find the best Lavender fields in Provence? Best Time to visit?  — Yes, we’ve got you covered. 

Provence’s sprawling lavender fields are a sight to behold. In July, the region is painted in purple and the air is filled with the scent of lavender. If you are planning to visit the lavender fields in July, instead of buying the vague answer of — Rent a car and drive, take note of all the below locations and enjoy your time waltzing, posing, picnicking and taking tons of pictures.

This Lavender Field is right next to a sunflower field (Location: Very Close to Valensole on the way to Manosque)

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Mid-June to Mid July. But you can still find some fields in full bloom till the first week of August near Sault and the hilltop region.

Best Routes to find the best fields

  • Valensole to Manosque
  • Sault to Mont Ventoux
  • Sault to Montbrun-Les-Bains towards Ferrassières
  • Valensole to St. Croix Lake

Stunning Canyon & Lakes in the Provence Region –

  • Verdon Gorge
  • St. Croix Lake
  • Northern’s Provence gorgeous canyon, the Gorges de l’Ardèche

 

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Beautiful Provincial Villages/ Towns to include in your itinerary 

  • Valensole
  • Sault
  • Roussillon
  • Gordes  
  • Mont Ventoux
  • Ferrassières
  • Montbrun-les-Bains
  • Moustiers-Sainte-Marie – Unesco World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful villages
  • L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
  • Fontaine de Vaucluse
  • Bonnieux
  • Lacoste
  • Apt

If you have more time at hand,  you can also check out some more villages mentioned below:

  • Grignan
  • Saint Ferréol
  • La Roche Saint Secret
  • Aurel
  • Arles
  • Orange
  • La Garde Adhémar
  • Les Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer

 

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LAVENDER FIELDS IN PROVENCE

 Best Lavender Fields in Provence France Valensole

 

Plateau de Valensole

One of the most popular and most beautiful lavender fields in all of France. (www.routes-lavande.com)

 Address – Map

The best Lavender fields we saw was while driving from Valensole to Manosque & Valensole to St. Croix Lake.

 

L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque

It is an active Monastery where the Christian monks grow and manage the Lavander fields. There are guided tours available but is only in French.

Website

Address: 84220 Gordes, France

 

Luberon Valley

Luberon valley stretches from Cavaillon to Manosque, 65 km. There are many cute little villages in this region. It is famous for the golden triangle of Luberon consisting of villages Ménerbes, Oppède-le-Vieux and Bonnieux. 

Plateau d’Albion

The plateau of Albion is famous for churches and chapels from the Romanesque period. There are numerous lavender fields in this region.  

Les Agnels Distillerie de Lavande

One of the oldest lavender distilleries in France. You can take a guided tour of the distillery for only 6€.

Address: Route de Buoux, 84400 Les Agnels, Apt, France

Opening Time – 10 a.m. -1 pm, 2-6 pm

Closed on Sundays

La Ferme aux Lavandes

Located in Sault, this is a farm as well as a botanical garden. The farm also has a picnic area for visitors. Visit to the farm is by appointment only. The farm also a shop where you can buy La Ferme aux Lavender products. 

Address: The Lavender Farm 
Catherine Liardet – Mont Ventoux Road 
84390 SAULT en PROVENCE
Opening Time – 10 a.m. -1 pm, 2-6 pm

 

Aroma’Plantes Distillerie  

Another farm that is located in Sault, which is open 7 days a week. It’s a family farm which has been operating since 1978.

AddressAROMA’PLANTES Route du Mont Ventoux, 84390 SAULT-France
Open Hours: 10 AM – 07 PM 
Email: info@aromaplantes.com

 

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WHERE TO STAY –

There are many cute little towns and villages where you can stay and explore the region. Here are our recommendations, you can base out at one place and explore the region. 

  • Valensole
  • Luberon
  • Sault
  • Gordes
  • Cavaillon
  • Aix en Provence

You can also stay at a Lavender Farm — Le Mas de la Rose in Provence

Options: Hotels ( Booking.com ) | Chalets and Homestays on Airbnb ( Get 30$ off on your first booking ) |  Compare Prices before booking. 

HOW TO REACH :

Nearest Airports: Marseille, Avignon, Nice

Major Train Stations – Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Marseille

There are buses to Avignon, Manosque, Sault & Aix from major cities of France.

Check Rome2Rio website for more options.

GETTING AROUND

By Car: You can rent a car and explore the region.

By Bike: You can also explore the region on a bike (www.af3v.org ) or by a cycling tour.

Public transport: Buses are quite infrequent especially during public holidays and weekends so you have to check with local bus service and plan well. The buses might not stop at Lavender fields; they just connect towns and villages.

HANDY TIPS 

▶️ Public transportation is not that great so either you have to rent a car or opt for a day tour.

▶️ Don’t buy the vague answer of just aimless driving to find the lavender fields in Provence.

▶️ Plan well and pin the location you want to visit. Be there during sunrise or sunset. Sunsets around 9-10 pm in June/ July.

▶️ Don’t forget to try the Lavender Ice cream, Calissons d’Aix (almond- flavored sweets) in Aix-en-Provence and buy some souvenirs like hand cream or oil.

▶️ Be careful of the Bees.

▶️ Please don’t pick the lavender.

Leaving you with some pictures from our time in Provence this summer.

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Sunflower Fields, Valensole, Provence

 Best Lavender Fields in Provence France

St. Croix Lake, Provence France

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St. Croix Lake, Provence

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