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Provence Villages, Park & Lavenders Private Day Tour from Aix en Provence

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Aix-en-Provence, France
Provence Villages, Park & Lavenders Private Day Tour from Aix en Provence

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Provence is the heart of storybook France, made famous in Peter Mayle's bestselling novel ‘A Year in Provence’. For those short on time, this full-day discovery tour from Aix-en-Provence takes in the highlights, including picturesque hilltop villages such as Baux-de-Provence and Gordes, the Ochre village of Roussillon, the lavender fields of Luberon, and Van Gogh’s former home of Saint-Remy de Provence.
  • Full-day small-group discovery tour of Provence from Aix-en-Provence
  • Visit the picturesque hilltop villages of Baux-de-Provence, Roussillon, and Gordes
  • Discover the legacy of Van Gogh in Saint-Remy de Provence
  • Marvel at the lavender fields of Luberon
  • Follow in the footsteps of Peter Mayle in Lourmarin
  • Small-group tour limited to 8 people ensures a personalized experience
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Fuel surcharge
Live commentary on board
Private tour
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Hotel pick up and drop off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Return point: Returns to original departure point

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Make your own way to the tourist office in Aix-en-Provence to meet your guide and small group of no more than 8 people, then set off to discover the picturesque landscapes of Provence.

Head northeast, through the rugged peaks and forested valleys of the Alpilles National Park to the hilltop village of Baux-de-Provence, where you’ll have time to visit the medieval castle and marvel at the views over the surrounding countryside. Continue to nearby Saint-Remy de Provence, where Vincent Van Gogh famously painted ‘Starry Night’. As well as following in the footsteps of the iconic artist, stop to admire the views from the Plateau des Antiques, browse the lively market (Wednesdays only), and pause to enjoy lunch (own expense) at one of the many cafés and restaurants.

After lunch, visit the hilltop village of Gordes, voted one of France’s ‘Most Beautiful Villages’, and renowned for its charming medieval architecture, atmospheric cobbled lanes, and 12th-century castle, perched high on the Plateau de Vaucluse.

Next, drive through the Luberon regional park, where summer visitors will have chance to admire Provence’s lavender fields in bloom – a magnificent landscape of purple stretching onto the horizon. Arrive in Roussillon, a village famed for its ochre, and set out to discover the Ochre Trail, a 30-minute walk through the ancient ochre quarry of Provençal Colorado.

There’s just time for a stop in Lourmarin, former home of author Peter Mayle, who wrote his bestselling book ‘A Year in Provence’ about the region, before returning to Aix-en-Provence, where your tour ends back at the tourist office.
Stop At:  
Les Antiques
Drive to Saint-Remy de Provence. Photo stop on the "plateau des Antiques" Roman monuments and lunch at leisure in the village. Market on Wednesdays.
Admission Ticket Free
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Then on to Gordes, a medieval village listed by UNESCO and considered as one of the most beautiful of France. Photo stop over the village and free time at leisure to visit the church, cobbled stone streets and village or castle.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Drive along the regional park of Luberon and its amazing landscape and stop in the Ochre village of Roussillon.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Le Sentier des Ocres
Free time at leisure in the village or walk along the Ochre path during a 30 min walk through the Provençal Colorado, an ancient ochre quarry.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Le Pont Julien
Drive through the hilltop village of Bonnieux, via Pont Julien Roman Bridge.
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Provence Explorer
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    I was very disappointed in this...
    Judith B
    , Jun 2017
    I was very disappointed in this tour. I booked this because it claimed to include Saint-Remy de Provence. It did not. We did not stop there and barely drove through part of the city at a fast pace. Instead, we stopped for about 40 minutes at the mental institution outside of St. Remy and had to pay an additional 5 euros for a tour of the facility. The other stops barely gave us enough time to have a cup of coffee or browse. I've been on many great Viator tours but would not recommend this tour. JB
    It was a beautiful day and the drive...
    Carolina R
    , May 2016
    It was a beautiful day and the drive through the towns was fantastic! All the towns are soon beautiful!! And Celine was very nice!

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