Provence’s blue gold, the lavandar (4h) _ nr.1

SMELL THE SOUTH – A FRAGRANCE OF PROVENCE

In France, lavender was first grown in the 19th century, as the industry of perfumery developed. The provencale part of Gard started to beautify the countryside with lavandin (hybrid lavender) and lavender fields approximately 50 years ago. Our “terroir”, composed of sunny slopes and stony grounds, suits this plant perfectly. The “lavande aspic” variety grows spontaneously in the “garrigue”.

The best season to admire the amazing blue flowers is between the 5th of June and the 15th of July. After this date, the harvesting of the lavender begins, so don’t be late!

We can stop in the middle of lavender fields to have a picnic composed of local delicacies.
Enjoy nature, sitting in a convertible 2CV, inhaling the perfume of garrigue and lavender fields!

 

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Payment type
  • Credit card (100% on-line booking with immediate blocking of the date)
  • Bank transfer + Cash (booking by email with blocking of the date upon receipt of the transfer of 30% of the tour amount)
Spoken languages
English / French / German
Accompanying
at least one adult
The price includes

Departure from Uzès (or 10 km around):

Guided tour of a vintage distillery where you can watch how essential oil is made.
The tour leads across picturesque little villages of Gard. Enjoy the “Blue Gold of the Provence”.

Travel time : Uzès – to the first lavender field +/- 30 min one way… then stop in a distillery !

The price does not include
Paying services :

  • the distillery 6€/pers, you also have on the spot the possibility of buying products of the production.

 

Meals and drinks are not included in my tours.

With my vintage vehicles I don’t go up to the Provence of Valensole or to Sault for the flowering period, it takes at least 2 hours and a half to drive with a modern vehicle!

Any additional hour is charged at 40€

Equipment required

Good shoes and a camera!

Take suitable clothing (sun hat, windbreaker, sunglasses) and mosquito repellent and other insects and sun protection!

Difficulty

easy

My tours are linked to the cycle of the seasons and the meetings with the producers and craftsmen are according to the availability of my partners.

Accessibility

My tours are accessible to all: children, adults, seniors and people with handicapes*.

I don’t have seat belts in the back of my cars (vintage cars) so if you need a seat belt attachment or other hardware, it will be difficult. Let me know what you need.

*Please use my contact form to send me your needs and expectations. The wheelchair equipment does not fit in a 2CV, but the alternative is possible – with the Estafette (minivan).