Plateau de Valensole
It’s like a show where bunches of lavender dance to the rhythm of the wind as far as the eye can see, giving the appearance of a mauve ocean.
The Plateau de Valensole in Haute Provence covers an area of over 800 km2, where lavender and cereal growing are highly appreciated by holidaymakers and locals alike, who come to enjoy the scenery and the sweetly scented air that perfumes the area during the flowering season.
on the plateau de Valensole
The lavender trail by mountain bike
There are many circuits to choose from starting from the Valensole plateau: The 22-kilometer, 2-hour circuit, passing lavender, sunflower and olive fields. You’ll discover trails filled with the riches of regional aromatic plants, and go home with the sweet-smelling memory of lavender.
Getaway by car
You can also visit the area by car. A 60 km walk around all the small villages of the Gorges du Verdon, passing through the village of Valensole, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Riez or Montagnac-Montpezat, will offer you a magnificent view of the vast landscape to photograph. You’ll pass through fields of lavender, sunflowers and almond trees, and visit distilleries.
The lavender route: visit the distilleries of Valensole and taste the regional products.
Plantations of lavender, the region’s “blue gold”, bring a wealth of riches to the area, as this aromatic plant can be used in a multitude of ways. The distillation of true and spike lavender yields an essential oil and an incredible fragrance, as well as other transformations with medicinal virtues perfect for aromatherapy, for example. You can also visit the region’s distilleries and perfume factories. A fun and rewarding activity idea that will delight young and old alike.
Take to the skies over this Provencal landscape in a hot-air balloon or paraglider
Imagine being able to admire one of France’s most beautiful landscapes by flying over it in a hot-air balloon or paraglider. These activities are open all year round. Whether you’re flying over the almond blossom in March or over the blue of the lavender fields in July, it doesn’t matter, the scenery is magnificent.
Not sure where to stay?
We look forward to welcoming you to the Restanque campsite. Our campsite is located in the heart of the Verdon, allowing you to explore all the villages of the Gorges du Verdon region and the plateau de Valensole (only 20 minutes by car).
At Les Restanques campsite, we offer a range of vacation rental solutions to suit your needs and desires near the Gorges du Verdon and the Plateau de Valensol:
- Pitches for motorhomes, caravans and tents.
- Eco-lodges with two bedrooms, a kitchen area and a semi-covered terrace, perfect for enjoying the sun and the song of the cicadas in summer! And a premium cottage with private spa.
- Two authentic gîtes are also available for rent on the heights of the campsite.