We are going to focus on three areas in the south of France during this trip. The Valensole Plateau, the Luberon Valley and the Plateau de Sault. It’s hard to tell you the exact locations because the lavender bloom is different each year in these locations. To help maximize our time with the best fields we will be visiting all of the locations prior to your arrival to make sure our time together is a success. Rest assured, our time together will see us photographing the best castles, stone homes, and sunflower and lavender fields during our time together.
The Valensole Plateau creates the most popular Provence lavender route. Some of the most amazing lavender farms in Provence can be found here among the fields of golden wheat and full-faced sunflowers. And it’s the birthplace of many an iconic photo of Provence lavender.
The Luberon Valley is a place where hilltop villages collide with dramatic scenery and history is ingrained in its soul. A place to go for a drive through whimsical roads, a walk through fragrant foliage, or to explore the cobbled lanes and advantageous views of its villages. The Luberon is an artist’s earthy-toned palate. It’s where fiery red canyons slice through a dark green forest. Where serrated hills meet preened vineyards. And golden stones create both ancient conical houses and modern-day mansions. In essence, it’s the perfect place to get acquainted with the ‘real’ Provence.
The road leading to Sault offers views over a plateau covered with lavender. It’s here that you realize the immense scale of lavender production in this area of Provence.
The towns you can expect to see are Gordes, Valensole, Avignon, and many other intimate small towns along our travels.
During the midday sun on one of these days, we will visit a vineyard for a wine tasting tour. We will be guided by our private wine expert, learning about the characteristics of the terroir and the winemaking process while visiting the cellars. We will enjoy a private visit and sample a selection of different wines at each winery. This will be a private tour, ensuring you personalized attention from our knowledgeable wine guide.