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
Valensole is the most famous of all the places to see lavender fields in France. These purple flowers are everywhere in Plateau de Valensole and you really can’t go wrong visiting the area.
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.
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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:
– Ibis Manosque Cadarache: The most budget friendly option (around 10 minutes away from the lavender fields) with room rates starting at 73 euros/night.
– La maison dans l’Olivette: Another great option with lavender fields literally growing around this charming bed and breakfast. Room rates start at 85 euros/night with breakfast.
– 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.
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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:
– Les Granges: The most budget friendly option directly by the lavender fields, orchards, and vineyards with room rates starting at 47 euros/night with breakfast.
– Charme romantique: A beautiful bed and breakfast with views of the mountains and lavender fields beyond. Room rates start at 90 euros/night with breakfast.
– 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.
– Hôtel Le Manoir: Another great budget friendly option in the middle of the countryside with lavender fields around. Room rates start at 88 euros/night.
– Luberon Hotel: A picturesque hotel a short walk away from lavender fields with room rates starting at 112 euros/night.
Sault - Most Celebrated Lavender Fields in France
Sault, which is just off the city of Avignon, is one of the most celebrated lavender fields in France – also because this is where the yearly Lavender Festival is held every August.
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
Drive through D164 (Route du Mont Ventoux). Here, you won’t miss a sight of these purple fields.
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A hike through Le Chemin des Lavandes promises an experience unlike any other. The trail is about 5 kilometres and full of lavender fields in sight.
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 Mas des Lavandes: The best place to stay in Sault not too far away from the town but also right beside the lavender fields with room rates starting at 110 euros/night with breakfast.
– Hotel Belvue: The most affordable option in the town of Sault with room rates starting at 69 euros/night with breakfast.
– Hotel D’Albion: Another budget-friendly option in the town of Sault with room rates starting at 84 euros/night.
– La Maguette: A drive away from Sault, this bed and breakfast is also a lavender farm. Room rates are affordable starting at 89 euros/night.
– 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.
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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:
– Maison de Saint Remèze: A cheap option for families of up to 4 people, this one bedroom house is only 77 euros/night.
– La bastide Maë: A wonderful bed and breakfast in the town of Saint Remeze with room rates starting at 105 euros/night with breakfast.
– Insolite Bois Cailloux with Spa: A charming cabana surrounded by greenery, this is the perfect honeymoon hotel with rates starting at 155 euros/night complete with a spa.
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.
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Montbrun-les-Bains is our recommended village because of the views of Mont Ventoux (in Provence) that you get to witness from afar beyond the lavender fields.
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.
– Gîte Chambres d’hôtes Le Bellevue: A lovely bed and breakfast near the village of Montbrun-les-Bains and its lavender fields with room rates starting at an affordable 57 euros/night.
– Appartement La Force: Perfect for families or friends of up to 4 people, this independent apartment in La Garde Adhemar has a rate of only 79 euros/night.
– Le Petit Jeu Grignan: The most budget friendly option in Grignan with room rates starting at 81 euros/night including breakfast.
– Le Pied de la Lettre: Another affordable option in Grignan with options for both couples and families. Room rates starting at 85 euros/night.
– 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.
– Le Patio: Our favorite bed and breakfast in Grignan, this incredible property is a green oasis full of character and charm. Room rates start at 130 euros/night with breakfast included.
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:
– Étape 85: Located in the countryside towards the direction of the lavender fields, this affordable guesthouse start at 57 euros/night.
– Logis Le Relais Imperial: A second budget-friendly option towards the direction of the lavender fields with room rates starting at 54 euros/night.
– Résidence Le Virginia by Popinns: Situated in the town of Grasse itself, this affordable residence has options for couples and families with rates starting at 75 euros/night.
– 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!
31 thoughts on “Best Places to See Lavender Fields in France with Free Map (2023)”
Oh my word those lavender fields look SO PRETTY! I’ve always wanted to visit France, now I know to go when the fields are at their peak!
Omg definitely adding a few of these places onto my bucket list when we can travel again! Great post!
Gorgeous! I think a road trip is in order, thank you for the map and for the tips!
I never thought to add lavender fields to my “must see list” but you have definitely changed my mind😍
You guys are living my dream life! I’m so jealous! I love your blog and this post is amazing. Keep up the great work 🙂
Oh my goodness! So glad I found this post- I did not realize lavender fields were a “thing”- now it’s a must-see in my book! Beautiful and stunning all around. I have it on the bucket list <3 thank you for sharing!
Valensole has been on my bucket list for ages! I’m hoping to make it to the lavender fields after travel opens up again (hopefully soon)!
OMG! The lavender is sooo pretty!!!!!
ohhhhhhkayyyy, on my travel bucket list now! I LOVE!!!!
Oh my goodness! Thanks for sharing!!!!🌸
It’s all very well to tell us where to find the lavender fields, but the interactive map makes finding them so much easier – cuts out the need to search each one individually. Very user friendly. Beautiful photos.
Great post! Your pictures are beautiful. Those lavender fields are so pretty. Never have made it to the south of France, but definitely adding it to somewhere I’d like to visit.
Thanks for your kind words, Chris!
I LOVE lavender! Thank you so much for all the great locations. I hope Corona is over soon so I can go to all these places.
We keep our fingers crossed, Richard! Luckily we live nearby and can’t wait for the spring to arrive. 🙂
We were lucky enough to spend time in Luberon when the fields were full and fragrant (more chance than good planning), but I never realized there were so many places to see lavender. It is so gorgeous and smells so good!
That’s amazing to hear, Rachael! Luberon is such a lovely region in the south of France! We sometimes use lavender in our closets to freshen up our clothes 🙂
What a treat! Hope I can check off a few of them on this list from the next trip to France – once we are out of the pandemic. For now, just have to enjoy the pictures and the imaginations, thank you =)
We hope so too, Chloe! We are happy to share these lavender fields with you in the meantime. 🙂
These fields all look heavenly! Haven’t been to that part of France in so. many. years. Would love to include at least a couple of these in a future trip. The map is brilliant! Pinned for later planning.
Excellent! A road trip through the lavender fields sounds like a brilliant idea!
Thanks for sharing these locations! Seeing the Lavender Fields in France and definitely on my bucket list
Oh, I love these fields so much. What a picture doesn’t tell us is how nice they smell in person! A visit here is such a bucket list worthy experience, and as you mentioned it’s also possible to see sunflower fields in this region. I didn’t get so lucky on my trip (I think I went too early) so hopefully next time I’ll see them, and tick a few of these lavender field locations off my list as well.
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Wow. This is beautiful. I am planning to visit the area at the end of May. Any suggestions on the best ones to visit then as I know it would be early for the full bloom.
Hi Mitalee, there’s a very low chance to see the lavenders in the month of May. Perhaps if you go down south to Valensole, you might have a chance since it is warmer there. I’d suggest waiting a few weeks more and visiting from mid to late June. Have fun!
Thank you for this informative post!! Which field was your favorite?
That’s a tough question! They’re all so beautiful so it really depends on your preference (which is why we’ve categorized them in different ways). If you want the most “impressive” looking one because of the layers, I would say Valensole is the best. But at the same time they’re super touristy as well so honestly we really liked the ones in Drome especially since they were beside little villages that are worth visiting and sometimes we’d have a whole field to ourselves with no one around. Sault and Luberon are also gorgeous because of the landscapes around them. Ardeche (just a few fields there but its also a good place to discover the gorges so it’s two things in one) and Grasse too (very rugged/wild)! Honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of the fields or destinations on this list 🙂