Lavender Holiday

Lavender Holiday

Think of Provence and you think lavender. Vast fields of delicate mauve and bright purple flowers under an azure blue sky in the most picturesque countryside you can imagine - whether it's the tranquil Plateau de Sault nestling below the slopes of Mont Ventoux high in the Vaucluse hills or the stunning Plateau de Valensole ringed by views of the distant southern Alps.

The sights and the scents are stunning and if you are a photographer or painter the vistas are a dream come true. Following the back roads and hidden footpaths of these areas you will be able to see the lavender fields at their very best.

We make all the bookings and pre-pay for all your hotel accommodation and provide you with a Route Book which includes all the detail you need for your holiday - your hotel and meal arrangements, a detailed day by day route planner with road directions, suggestions for excursions and visits with details of opening and closing times, and of course maps of the local area.

Lavender blooms from late June to August and is harvested from mid July to late August so if you want to be sure to catch the lavender in bloom you should plan your visit from mid June to mid July.

If you have time to spend a slightly longer holiday in Provence we can offer a suggested ‘add on’ to extend your holiday for one or two nights giving you the opportunity to explore the stunning Gorges de Verdon in Haute Provence. Just let us know your preference and we will be delighted to provide you with a quotation for your extended holiday.

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation in a twin or double room with private facilities, with breakfast each day.
  • Your personal Route Book containing your day by day itinerary complete with maps and directions

Holiday Guide Price 2021

£795 ~ US $1090

per person

The price is per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room. Single room supplements are applicable and subject to availability.

Your day by day itinerary click >>Itinerary

Your Accommodation click >>Accommodation

Visits & excursions click >>Excursions

To book this holiday click >>How to Book

Other Lavender options click >>Options

Your Route Book

Your Route Book will be at your first night hotel for your arrival. It includes all the detail you need for your holiday - your hotel and meal arrangements, a detailed day by day route planner with road directions, details of the suggested visits with times of opening, town plans & of course maps of the local area. And, should you have any need of additional assistance during your stay, our local office is just a phone call away.

Add on extensions

Aix en Provence Extension. Stay for two or three nights in the lovely old city of Aix. Stroll the Cours Mirabeau with its lively brasseries and cafes, explore the medieval town centre with its interesting art galleries associated with the painter Cezanne, and perhaps include a day trip to the nearby picturesque Mediterranean fishing village of Cassis.

Gorges de Verdon extension: Extend your stay for one or two nights and explore the stunning Gorges de Verdon in Haute Provence. The magnificent scenery of the deepest gorges in France will take your breath away.

Travel to the area

With the wide choice of options for travelling to France both from the UK and Ireland and from outside Europe , we have found that our clients prefer to make their own arrangements for travel to Provence. So to enable you to take advantage of the best value and most convenient travel options from your area, we have not included travel to Provence in the cost of your holiday.

We will of course be delighted to give you all the advice you need in helping you with your travel arrangements.

For details on the wide choice of options for travel to Provence click >>Travel from the UK or  >>Travel from Overseas.

To book this holiday click >>How to Book

Other Lavender Holiday options

If you prefer not to self drive and wish to have a guided tour of the lavender area, you might choose to stay in Avignon or Aix en Provence from where escorted excursions depart every day by mini bus during the lavender growing season. With this option you also have the opportunity of discovering the lovely old cities and also explore the highlights of Provence.

Click for details of our >> Avignon City Stay plus excursions or >> Aix City Stay plus excursions

In addition to our pre-planned Self Drive Lavender holiday, we can plan a Lavender Holiday tailor made to your own particular preferences and holiday duration. You can be based in one area with daily excursions or tour a wider area staying in two or three different locations. Or spend a week touring followed by a week in one location in a self catering holiday cottage. And if you are driving with your own car, we will be delighted to make your hotel bookings for en route hotels to and from Provence.

Click on >> Tailor Made for more details about our à la carte holidays.

Page updated: 11-Jan-2021