From Grasse in the Alpes-Maritimes department, to the Drôme, via Hautes-Alpes, Vaucluse and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The Lavender Routes take you round an exceptional region of Provence.
Lavender, with its heady scent, is cultivated by people who are happy to share its story and legends. Following these routes, you’ll discover its secrets in the heart of a territory with an exceptional cultural heritage and natural environment.
You’ll become familiar with lavender in all its guises: its producers and refiners, exhibitions and museums – not forgetting the different festivals and gastronomic delights. There are more than 70 places to visit, and some 40 possibilities for accommodation. This is a unique experience, centred on a plant that is unique.
You can travel on Routes de la Lavande at your own pace and depending on your interests. We propose to discover Alps and Provence, by car, moto or cycle.
Préalpes d’Azur and the Grasse
The lavender in the capital of perfume, 70 km
Back to the roots! This is where the story began… A visit to the world capital city of perfumery helps to understand the fantastic history of lavender in Provence. From Séranon to Gourdon, lavender world with a sea view.
Highlands of Provence at Verdon
A Provence between Alps and the river of Durance, 185 km
Between Manosque and Castellane, from Valensole and its ‘sea of lavender’, to the fine lavender of Digne and Verdon, it is a concentrated Provence. It is a place dedicated to relaxation, and enjoying the quality. Take a walk around the Sainte-Croix Lake…
Between Ventoux, Lure and Luberon
From the Popes’ Provence to Luberon and hilltop villages, 199 km
In Luberon, between mystical abbeys, medieval village and golden ochres, lavender fill inside a colours and scents mosaïc. At the foot of Ventoux Mountains, for as far as the eye can see — fields of lavender…