Hiking in Provence : once upon a time there was lavender

Duration : 5 days

France, Southern Alps, Provence

Level : moderate

from 650 € / p. from 4 to 8 persons

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Join me and discover lavender and its secrets!

This hiking trip on the theme of lavender will allow you to discover the emblematic panoramas of Haute-Provence. You will meet the men and women who, thanks to their know-how, have shaped these exceptional landscapes.

On the program: lavender fields, visit of distilleries, discovery workshops, local products, etc. The hikes are enhanced by meetings allowing you to "fill your senses".

And if you want to discover my beautiful region in a different way, I suggest you these literature hikes in Provence or these gourmet hikes in the Luberon.


D1: Installation in Banon or Simiane-la-Rotonde.
Meeting at 2pm in front of the Avignon TGV station then direct transfer by minibus to the northern Luberon.
Or go directly to the gite or to the guest house.
By minibus and on foot you will make your first walk in the forest and in the numerous lavender fields around the gite.
2 hours of walking, positive difference in altitude: 100 meters.

D2: Albion plateau and Sault country.
With the magnificent Mont Ventoux as a backdrop, you will walk through the lavender fields where you can observe the different varieties and the cultivation.
Visit of a distillery which produces and distills about thirty aromatic and medicinal plants in organic agriculture and for more than 50 years.
From 4 to 5 hours of walking, D+: 250 meters.

D3: Valensole plateau and its farandole of colors.
With an area of 800km², the Valensole plateau is recognized as one of the largest in France. It is here, among other things, that splendid blue fields of lavender stretch out, undulating between the gold of wheat and barley and the purple of clary sage. A wonder for the senses.
You spend the day discovering the plateau, between typical villages of Provence and rainbow fields.
4 hours of walking, D+: 250 meters.

D4: Visit of Banon.
We leave to discover the village of Banon, famous for its goat cheese and its bookstore "Le Bleuet", the largest of its kind in France.
We meet the people of Banon and one of its beekeepers and taste its products.
We split in the afternoon after a last walk in the valley.
3 hours of walking, D+: 300 meters.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain leader.
  • Transfers on site.
  • Lodging in a lodge or B&B, based on twin room.
  • Picnics.
  • The dinners.

The price does not include

  • Transport to and from the meeting place.
  • Drinks.
  • Personal expenses during the visits.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".


  • The simple and clean lodges or guest rooms are of standard category and are chosen for their privileged location. You will be accommodated in a double room with private bathroom.
  • You will discover the specialties of the country. Breakfasts and dinners are taken on site. Lunch is taken in the form of picnic baskets and consumed on the field (remember to bring your cutlery, individual Tupperware and a cup).
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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