While we were living near Provence, one of the top things to do during the months of June to August is to find the best places to see lavender fields in France.
The South of France is known all around the world for its beauty and seeing what seems to be an endless horizon of these gorgeous purple lavender fields. They are truly a symbolic representation of France during the warmer seasons.
You’ve probably seen these lavender fields in France all over your Instagram or Facebook, and wondered where these photographs were taken. In this guide, we’ll be listing down the best places to see lavender fields in France for your summer adventures.
At the end of this article, we also provide you with a Free Lavender Fields in France Map to help you find these places.
Valensole - Most Famous Lavender Fields in France
Not only does the Plateau and its historic villages offer endless fields of lavenders, but also sunflowers and a backdrop of the mountains of Alpes-de-Haute.
Where to See Lavender Fields in Valensole
Drive through D6 (Route de Manosque) where the road is literally teeming with fields of these beautiful purple flowers.
Most Popular Field to Check Out:
Lavandes Angelvin is the most popular field to check out. You will be gifted with what seems to be a neverending field of lavenders with only a few trees in the area that obstruct the view – a truly unreal sight.
Where to Stay in Valensole near Lavender Fields
There are many places to stay in Valensole near lavender fields. Below we have compiled some of our top picks:
– Les Chambres d Hôtes de Valensole: Similar to the previous one, this bed and breakfast is surrounded by lavender fields AND not only that, the sunflower fields too. Room rates start at 120 euros/night with breakfast.
– L’élan: If you’re looking for an independent apartment where you can cook, do laundry, and have your own space near the lavender fields, you can reserve this apartment for only 120 euros/night (for 3 people).
– Chambre d’Hôte romantique Le temps d’un Instant: Perfect for honeymooners or those looking for a luxurious option, this bed and breakfast is complete with a private pool, bar, sauna, and garden at 250 euros/night with breakfast.
Luberon - Most Unique Lavender Fields in France
Luberon is another popular place to see lavender fields in France but also one of the more whimsical and unique experiences.
The Luberon National Park itself is a gorgeous destination full of rolling hills with coarse toned villages and lush green forests within the mountain backdrops.
Taking a stroll through the hilltop villages provides you with a truly unique experience to see the lavender fields from above and from afar with the dramatic scenes of the mountains as your background.
Where to See Lavender Fields in Luberon
A walk through Lagard-d’Apt is the best place to see these lavender fields in Luberon as the village is literally surrounded by them.
Most Popular Field to Check Out:
Le Château du Bois has some stunning fields that surround it but the estate can only be accessed by tour. It’s a unique experience to see the lavenders and get to know more of their history in Luberon and in Provence as a whole.
Where to Stay in Luberon near Lavender Fields
There are many beautiful places to stay in Luberon near lavender fields. Below we have put together our favorite picks:
– Villa Luberon: A stunning villa wherein you can rent the entire place or a suite. This villa comes with a private pool and is surrounded by lavender fields with suite rates starting at 99 euros/night.
Sault - Most Celebrated Lavender Fields in France
Sault is even called the Lavender Capital of France. The flowers here feel very much preserved and pride upon. It’s also a great experience to walk around the village of Sault with its historic buildings full of character that provides a view of the lavender fields from above.
Where to See Lavender Fields in Sault
Where to Stay in Sault near Lavender Fields
There are many great hotels to stay in Sault near lavender fields. Below we discuss our top picks:
– Le Nesk Ventoux: Located in the countryside near Mont Ventoux with lavender fields all to yourself, this bed and breakfast is best if you’re looking for a peaceful and offbeat stay. Room rates start at 115 euros/night.
Ardeche - Most Adventurous Lavender Fields in France
Ardeche is one of our favorite places in all of France. Antoine would often visit there as a child and for myself, it was the first destination I ever got to see in the country (even before Paris!).
So this place really holds a special spot in our hearts, especially because we live just an hour or two away. It’s known for many things such as scenic hiking trails, dramatic gorges, river rafting and yes, lavender fields as well.
Actually when most people think Ardeche, they wouldn’t normally think to visit it for the lavender fields in France – but it exists! As it’s not so famous, you’ll be promised an experience that is truly localized and adventurous.
Where to See Lavender Fields in Ardeche
The best places to check out are by driving through D490 (Route des Gorges) and check out the villages of Vieviers and Saint Remeze.
Most Popular Field to Check Out:
Maison de la Lavande is a great place to check out. There are fields surrounding the museum which make it a truly fun experience to visit and discover more about the history of lavenders.
Where to Stay in Ardeche near Lavender Fields
There are a variety of lovely places to stay in Ardeche near lavender fields. Below we go through our favorites:
Drôme - Most Offbeat Lavender Fields in France
Just beside Ardeche is Drôme – another great department for offbeat adventures that is way less touristy than more popular areas in Provence to see the lavender fields in France.
The Department of Drôme has some amazing landscapes to discover by hiking or going on a bike tour – and the best news is you can do all this during the warmer season but instead, through fields of lavenders.
It’s one of our favorite regions in France because it’s honestly so underrated. It’s one of the reasons why we chose to live in Rhone-Alpes because of the stunning, unknown locations that you can find within the vicinity such as the Department of Drôme.
Aside from lavender fields in Drome, you can also visit Vercors which is our favorite Alpine mountains, just beside the Isere Department as well, where we reside.
Where to See Lavender Fields in Drome
We recommend you checking out the hilltop villages of Grignan and La Garde Adhemar. They are the best kept secret to lavender fields in France and hold the most dramatic views of Drome’s mountains beyond.
If you’re coming from Provence, then this village is also just at the edge of the Drome Provencale so it’s worth the longer drive for a more offbeat experience to see these world-renowned lavender fields in France.
Where to Stay in Drome near Lavender Fields
Drome, hands down, has the most offbeat lavender fields in France with various small towns and great places to stay. We talk about our favorite hotels and places to stay in Drome below.
– Le Clair de la Plume: A more luxurious option in the outskirts of Grignan surrounded by gardens and boasting intricately-designed rooms. Room rates for this honeymoon hotel in Grignan start at 170 euros/night.
Grasse - Most Sauvage Lavender Fields in France
Grasse is known for its perfumes and plethora of flowers but also a short drive away are some wilder or “sauvage” lavender fields.
The lavender fields are not exactly in the village of Grasse itself but a drive north from the village. It’s good to include Grasse in your itinerary anyway as the village is so beautiful and worth looking into for all its historical touches.
Where to See Lavender Fields in Grasse
The best place to go is to visit Plateau de Calern (GR 51), a rocky terrain that promises you some more offbeat trails to see the lavenders fields amongst other wildflowers. The perfect place for hikers!
Where to Stay in Grasse near Lavender Fields
Grasse is the most sauvage place to see lavender fields in France. Going here gives you the opportunity to see the village but also the natural parks around. Here are our best places to stay in Grasse near lavender fields:
– Grasse Apartment with Sea View in the City Center: Offering sweeping views of Grasse and the coastlines beyond, this apartment is perfect for couples or families with rates starting at 106 euros/night.
– Skylark Bed and Breakfast: An amazing estate in the outskirts of Grasse, walking distance to the city center and offering some of the best views of the city and coastline, this is the place to stay in Grasse for those looking for a romantic and luxurious option. Room rates start at 150 euros/night.
Conclusion: Lavender Fields in France Map
So there we have it! If you’re searching for the best places to see lavender fields in France, then this Lavender Fields in France Map (which you can use on your google maps app) has got you covered.
The South of France is really a must visit and iconic region in France, especially during from June to August. If you’re thinking of going to France during this time, we definitely recommend that you add seeing the lavender fields in Provence into your itinerary.
If you know of any other places to see lavender fields in France that were not covered in this guide, let us know in the comments below!