Tower 7

Gorges du Verdon and Lavender Fields

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If you ever want to make a tour of the côte d'azurMarseille, Nice, Cannes, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence are not the only places of interest in this area. In fact, if you take to the road to explore and discover this sublime area of FranceIf you're looking for a place to relax and unwind, think seriously about exploring the Gorges du Verdon and the Lavender Fields.

This is a one-of-a-kind experience that will make you love France and its treasures. In fact, if you'd like to embark on this adventure, here's what you'll find details about the Gorges du Verdon and Lavender Fields tour.

About this tour :

On the programme:

CASTELLANE

After a stop at the Gorges du Loup and its superb 40-metre waterfall, you'll arrive for a coffee break in the Provencal village of Castellane, nestling at the foot of its spectacular Roc and gateway to the Gorges du Verdon.

GORGES DU VERDON

Take a trip along the Verdon, named for its astonishing turquoise-green colour, and make the most of a few stops to admire Europe's largest canyon, 700 metres deep.

MOUSTIER STE MARIE

Stop off at Moustier Sainte Marie, one of the most beautiful villages in France, known as the capital of earthenware and for its rich history of ceramic craftsmanship.

LAC SAINTE CROIX

After stopping for lunch at Moustier Sainte Marie, you continue on to the Sainte Croix lake, which is also turquoise blue because it is fed by the Verdon, and stop at the edge of the lake for a dip or a swim (don't forget your swimming costume).

LAVENDER

 From Moustier to the lake you can discover the spectacular lavender fields at the foot of the Alps and take some unique and memorable photos (only during the lavender season).

What our customers say:

zarkava
zarkava
28/01/2024
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100% recommend Michael was a great tour guide with lots of interesting info. I’m really glad I did this tour, I was planning on going by public transport but I managed to fit so much more in and some of the places like Monte Carlo only needed about 1/2 an hour.
Gabe B
Gabe B
27/01/2024
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Valerio the goat Valerio was our driver and he made our trip. He was super nice and told us so much great history. For the money it was a great time. If you do the tour definitely request him!
Josefa T
Josefa T
19/01/2024
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Tour solo de traslados El tour consiste solo en traslados, sin guía turístico. Por el precio a mi gusto le faltó un guía que fuese explicando y guiando la visita.
Maria L
Maria L
16/01/2024
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Great opportunity to see the French countryside Awesome day with our singing tour guide Valerio! He taught us a lot about the region’s history and kept us entertained throughout the day. These small group tours are the best!
Viaggiatore732014
Viaggiatore732014
08/01/2024
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Esperienza molto interessante Veramente una bella esperienza, paesaggi mozzafiato e l' esperienza presso l' azienda enologica molto interessante ed istruttiva. Tour di Saint-Pierre-sur-Vence una vera scoperta di unn borgo di artisti veri. Consigliatissima
Jianfen X
Jianfen X
05/01/2024
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Very good tour The tour guide picked us up right on time. He answered our questions very patiently and was very nice. We had a good tour.
Hind A
Hind A
04/01/2024
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Worth visiting It was worth visiting the city. And the tour guide lovely Cici, friendly, hilarious, we enjoyed her company. I recommend visiting it in spring or summer.
habbouba07
habbouba07
02/01/2024
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Romantisch - Côtes d‘Azur Die Côtes d‘Azur hat enorm viel zu bieten, auch im Winter. Wer Lust auf modernes Shopping hat, Cap3000 in Nizza, kleines herziges Städtchen mit grossem Hafen Antibes (Altstadt und Museum), St. Tropez & Cannes sind zum schlendern wunderbar, und man isst die feinste Trüffelpizza im Caffe Roma in Cannes oder in Nizza schlendert man an der Corniche, wer Kunst gerne hat, der besucht das Künstlerdorf Saint Paul de Vence. Es gibt für jeden Geschmack etwas, auch die Kinder kommen nicht zu kurz, das Marineland zum Beispiel kann man besuchen und auch grad dort übernachten, sind tolle Zimmer und wunderbares Restaurant. Wer einen Abstecher ins nahe gelegene Monaco machen will ist an der richtigen Adresse. Die Gegend ist wunderschön, für jedes Budget gibt es Unterkünfte, erreichbar mit dem Zug, Flugzeug (Nizza) oder mit dem Auto/ Motorrad. Essen, Trinken und einfach geniessen.
Sophie B
Sophie B
02/01/2024
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Faultless! Absolutely fantastic trip! From pick-up to drop-off, our tour guide was fabulous. Really friendly and knowledgable with all of the scenic areas and the vineyard itself.
Karen
Karen
31/12/2023
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Enjoyable, but too rushed! Overall we enjoyed the trip, but it was all very rushed. We only had 15 mins at the casino area, so no time to go in!
Mudit Naithani
Mudit Naithani
05/02/2024
We had a great tour of the french riviera, our tour guide was Roman, he has been extremely co-operative and did a great job.
Lee Hyman
Lee Hyman
05/02/2024
Amazing tour from David
Sonal Jindal
Sonal Jindal
05/02/2024
We did the French Rivera tour with Roman and it was a great experience. Visited Eze, Monaco, Monte Carlo, St Paul De Vence and Antibes.
Elina Huisman
Elina Huisman
04/02/2024
I had a really nice time doing the tour with David. He was really polite and told us a lot about Nice, Eze and Monaco. He gave us enough time to discover these places. He is very talkative and funny, so it’s easy to ask questions and make conversations. I would recommend David as a tour guide.
Nadine Vs
Nadine Vs
04/02/2024
David was an amazing guide. He took us to some special places and we really enjoyed his facts about the cities. It was interesting to learn about the south of France and seeing beautiful views. We had an amazing day and experience! Highly recommend!
Тарас Паращук
Тарас Паращук
04/02/2024
Отлично провели время, экскурсия очень поправилась, столько красивых мест, хотелось бы приехать ещё! Спасибо Роману за настроение и массу интересных историй!
Ho Ting Abe Ngan
Ho Ting Abe Ngan
04/02/2024
Very excellent tour and we got the best of french riveria. The guide called Roman was fantastic
jon wadley
jon wadley
04/02/2024
David was great! Very knowledgeable about the areas and super nice guy. Thx David!
Marie B
Marie B
03/02/2024
Roman took me to Eze, Antibes, Cannes, etc for whole day. Fabulous tour guide, funny, patient, kind and he hauled my very heavy scooter in and out of his van multiple times during the day. Thanks Roman!
Niyati Prakash Arora
Niyati Prakash Arora
03/02/2024
Tour was so amazing! We had a great time, he explained us clearly. His name was Roman, friendly, kind & polite. 9 hours just passed by.

Key points to remember about the proposed tour

The tour lasts around 10 hours, during which time you can prepare to be amazed by all the beautiful places you'll discover and sleep like a baby after a long day of adventure. In case you're a hiking fan, this tour will do you a world of good. However, before you leave, be sure to take note of the following information.

Castellane

This little-known French commune is located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, in the Alpes-Haute-Provence département. It is known for its two dam lakes, Castillon and Chaudanne, but also for its rather unusual location and easy access.

Dams Castillon

In fact, this village-like town lies at an altitude of almost 725 metres, offering you a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. point of view Interesting if you like going to heights. In fact, with the Roc Notre-Dame at a height of 184 metres, you can meditate from a height and see your life more clearly and take the best direction afterwards.

Lovers of history and national heritage will be delighted by a visit to the Pentagonal Tower, the Church of Saint-Victor and the famous Clock Tower. As for lovers of nature parks and turquoise waters, they are generally delighted to be in this area, which leads to the Gorges du Verdon, part of the Verdon Regional Park.

Gorges du Verdon

If you're looking for a panoramic view, the Gorges du Verdon will not disappoint. In fact, unsurprisingly, these famous gorges are the main attraction in this part of France because of the unique views they offer. This visit will help you discover France's natural beauty and you'll also find out how the Verdon river carved out these gorges to form a narrow valley 25 km long, by car or not.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can explore the clear, turquoise waters and discover exceptional flora and fauna. And there's no shortage of hiking trails in the area, so all you have to do is sign up and you'll be guided on your adventure to make sure you don't get lost. The beauty of the Gorges du Verdon will leave a lasting impression on you, and whether you're on your own or in a group, you'll want to come back again and again.

Moustiers Ste Marie

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie is one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France", and your visit is sure to leave you speechless. This French commune, situated at an altitude of almost 650 metres, is home to all manner of traditional Provençal architectural structures, making it an ideal place to visit if you want to discover the very heart of France. The village is also home to traditional earthenware production.

Village Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

A visit to this village will give you a change of scene, as it lies at the foot of an unusual cliff and boasts a gold star, cobbled streets, beautiful fountains and houses with slate roofs, among other wonders. Don't forget to visit the village's 12th-century church, Notre-Dame-de-Beauvoir. If you come to visit the village in summer, you can celebrate the Faïence Festival as well as other activities.

After this tour, you may well want to return for a short break to enjoy the peace and quiet and the exceptional scenery.

Lac Sainte Croix

Although the origins of Lac Sainte-Croix are man-made, it's still an interesting place to visit. Not only is it the largest man-made lake in France, it is also one of the most beautiful lakes in Europe, with its clear turquoise waters and exceptional depth. You can kayak, sail, paddle, dive and even catch a few fish.

The Church of Notre Dame De l'Assomption awaits you, and if you're looking for a panoramic view, don't hesitate to take the Route des Crêtes. And don't forget your best camera, as the lake and its surroundings offer a magical landscape. If you've ever heard a rumour that this lake offers the perfect balance between nature and culture, you can finally confirm it for yourself and discover the water sports that are all the rage.

Of course, this is a far cry from the The French Riviera in a dayIt's a magical place that will leave you speechless, and it's located at the foot of the Gorges de Verdon. In fact, it's the perfect place to take the whole family.

Lavender

Your tour will end with a visit to the Lavender Fields on the Plateau de Valensole. It's a unique place that offers an extraordinary visual spectacle, especially if you visit between June and August. You'll be able to learn more about the cultivation of lavender and lavandin, and you may even discover some distilleries during your hikes in the area. This magical little diversions will help you realise just how well violet goes with the colour of the sky.

Lavender fields on the Plateau de Valensole

Those who have already opted for this tour have been particularly impressed by the lavender routes through Haute-Provence, the Drôme to the Alpes-Maritimes, the Vaucluse and the Alps. As well as its plants, this region is also known for its unique craft shops. Later on, if you feel like it, you can spend a whole day here. weekend since it is a sublime point and the skies are often clear.

How do you get around the Gorges du Verdon?

If you don't want to opt for this route, which has been specially designed to make life easier, you can take the right or left bank by car, motorbike or camper van. What's more, the Col d'Allos and the Col des Champs are accessible routes depending on the season, and this is a route you can do in a hire car.

Gorges du Verdon

You could also consider the Chalet de la Maline, which is a starting point for the Blanc Martel trail, one of the most beautiful in the Verdon Regional Nature Park. For a comfortable way to get around, don't forget to take the BV1 / Riez - Castellane regional bus service.

If you're feeling adventurous, remember that the Route des Crêtes, which has a height limit of 3.6 m and a length limit of 12 m, offers a number of viewpoints from which to admire the unique landscape of this part of France. The viewpoint at the Dent d'Aire in La Palud-sur-Verdon is a must.

Finally, the Artuby bridge is another place not to be missed, and don't forget to stop at the Samson corridor to watch the vultures. Of course, you can always contact a guide to make the most of your visit and discover the little secrets of the Haut Var and the Gorges du Verdon.

What to do in the gorges du Verdon ?

Visiting the Gorges du Verdon is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. You can start your journey from the small town of Aiguines, situated in the heart of the gorges. From Aiguines, you can expect to discover the main sites of interest, such as the Lac de Sainte-Croix, the Sentier Martel and the various belvederes offering breathtaking views.

Lovers of physical activity will tell you that canoeing, hiking and via ferrata are all great ways to experience the thrill of this natural landscape. After a long day full of adventure, motorhomers can take refuge at the Camping du Lac de Sainte-Croix. The campsite offers quality accommodation with all the services you need.

Verdon Canyon

If you want to save money during your visit to the Verdon canyon, remember that it is perfectly possible to spend the night in one of the car parks, such as the one at La Carelle, while enjoying the peace and quiet of the site. As you can see, a stay in the Gorges du Verdon in a motorhome allows you to take full advantage of the geographical beauty of the area and its many activities, even if you don't have the comforts of a hotel.

Enjoy in complete safety

We take every precaution to ensure your safety. Masks and hydro-alcoholic gel are available, and our vehicles are disinfected at every stop during the tours.

Full refund in the event of cancellation

Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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