Tour of Aix-en-Provence and Verdon river canyon
- Dive into the prestigious past of Aix-en-Provence
- Drive to the Verdon river Canyon and Sainte Croix de Verdon
- Photo stop in the lavender fields from 10 June to 20 July
Discover some of the most outstanding gems of Provence and combine culture and nature in this complete full-day tour.
You'll drive from Avignon to Aix en Provence in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Once in Aix, you'll stroll along Cours Mirabeau lined with 17th and 18th centuries private mansions.The elegant facades bear witness to the prestigious past of the city. The city of Aix is also proud of its local speciality «Les Calissons». You'll find out how they are made and taste some hand-made pieces.
After a stroll in the provençal market at your leisure, you'll head to Moustiers-Sainte Marie passing across the Plateau of Valensole. If you're visiting between June 10th and July 20th, the driver will stop for pictures of the lavender fields.
In Moustiers-Sainte Marie, you will find easy living and authenticity. The place is known for its ceramics with incomparable refinement and decors. You'll meet a local artisan to learn more about his savoir-faire.
You'll have free time for lunch during the day (not included).
After lunch, you'll be back on the road for an extraordinary scenic drive in the Verdon River Canyon famous for its limestone cliffs. The river's striking turquoise colour is associated with glacial sources and the minerals of rock flour suspended in the water. We will stop in the village of Sainte-Croix de Verdon where you'll be free to walk on the beach or take a bath before going back to Avignon.
- Transportation in 8-seater A/C minibus
- English-speaking professional driver/guide
- Tasting of the Calissons
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities (optional)
- Infant (0-3): free
- Children (4-11): reduced
Office du Tourisme d'Avignon, 41 cours Jean Jaurès, 84000 Avignon
Meet us 10 minutes before departure time of the tour indicated at the Office du Tourisme d'Avignon.
- Free time for lunch during the day (not included)
- Cancellation fees: Less than 2 days before departure: 20% of tour price | Less than 1 day before departure: 40% of tour price | The same day: 100% of tour price
- From 1 April 2018 – 31 October 2018
Departurre at 9.00am | Return at 8.00pm
No tours on 1st May 2018, 25th December 2018, 1st January 2019
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