Provence Lavender & Luberon Villages

France / Provence

Photography Tour Information

    • France / Provence
    • 7 days – 6 nights - 12 shoots

    Provence Lavender & Luberon Villages

    It’s a dream for so many people, to photograph the Lavender fields, like purple velvet, splashed with Van Gogh’s yellow Sun Flowers, sweeping through the valleys of Provence and overlooked by picturesque honey-coloured stone villages, perched up high on the hillsides. It’s a once-a-year experience not to be missed. Understandably, so many famous artists came to this region to paint endless canvasses of the vibrant colours, with such extraordinary light. Capture iconic, award-winning landscapes with Serge on home soil

    Key facts at a glance:

    Create Away is based in the South of France, at the gate of Provence so we have tried and tested the best locations, ensuring you are in the right place at the right time of the day for the right light and exclusive photo opportunities

    Create AwayWhat’s included in the price:Create AwayWhat’s excluded:
    • B&B in comfortable, charming 3-star hotels
    • Airport transfers to/from Marseille airport, as per the times specified on the itinerary (other transfers are not included but can be arranged by us)
    • Expert guidance throughout, from a professional photographer, whose international career spans over 3 decades
    • All transportation on-site
    • Flights
    • Insurance
    • Meals (except breakfast)
    • Snacks & drinks

    *airport transfers are guaranteed on workshops days only

    Day 1

    Meet at Marseille airport around 12h00 noon. You will be collected from the airport for transfer to your charming hotel in the heart of Provence. Take time to unwind & unpack.

    After a welcome/briefing meeting late afternoon, we set off for our first shoot to capture the picturesque Village, nestled in the hillside, with the sun setting on its old mediaeval stone. We will take a panoramic view from the bottom and will also climb to the highest viewpoint to photograph the rooftops as the sun sets over the village below with its iconic church dominating the horizon.

    Optional group dinner in the village.

    Day 2

    At dawn, we set off for the Plateau to photograph the Lavender fields at sunrise and in the pale morning light, dotted with small stone shepherd’s huts (Mazet) with the Alpilles mountains as a backdrop.

    We return to the hotel for breakfast and time to rest and download your photos.

    In the afternoon, we head back to the stunning Plateau, awash with beautiful blue lavender and sunflowers in full bloom – a sight – and scent – to behold! We end the day by capturing the beautiful sunset over the lavender fields.

    Day 3

    At dawn, we head for the wild and beautiful canyon and lake, described as one of the most picturesque sites in the South of France. On the way back, capture the blue lavender, golden wheat and sunflowers, geometrically aligned in the fields, their borders accentuated by almond trees and the villages in the valleys, stretching out as far as the eye can see.

    We return to the hotel for breakfast and time to rest and download your photos.

    In the afternoon, we head off to photograph a single abandoned Mazet set on a sweeping hill of Lavender, as the sun sets.

    Day 4

    Final lavender shoot at dawn.

    Back to the hotel for breakfast, before checking out of the hotel to depart for the Luberon, characterised by its strikingly picturesque perched, hill-top villages, dating back at least 1000 years (approx. 2hr drive).

    Check in to the hotel and take time to unwind and unpack.

    In the afternoon/sunset we photograph the first beautiful Luberon village, with ochre Provence colours in technicolour glory, contrasting with the green of the pine trees and the blue sky against the natural pigment of the red cliffs.

    Day 5

    We spend the next two days capturing the Lavender fields and some of the most beautiful Lubéron villages, with wonderful views out across the valley floor with its patchwork of orchards and vineyards.

    At sunrise we photograph one of ‘The Most Beautiful Villages in France’, offering stunning views from outside the village and we also capture quaint shots in the narrow streets of the village itself.

    On the way back, we photograph a sunflower field in full bloom before returning to the hotel for breakfast and time to relax.

    Late afternoon we will capture a beautiful and still working 12th century abbey. Its sublime, solitary setting, surrounded by fields of lavender in full flower and fragrance, along with the timeless serenity and honey-coloured stone of the monastic buildings, make it one of the most photographed sights in Provence.

    Day 6

    We set off for a sunrise shoot at a village dominated by its huge rotunda, shaped like a helmet, and its field of lavender stretching out below. We also capture images within the beautiful picturesque mediaeval village itself before returning to the hotel for breakfast.

    In the afternoon we photograph a different village with heavy cobbles and castle dominating from the very top; we also capture another jewel of a village with its golden stone carved out of the rock and a plateau at the top with a picturesque windmill and panoramic views.

    Day 7

    We photograph the village at sunrise, for the last time, with the sun warming the ochre-red colours.

    We return to the hotel for breakfast before checking out.

    We head back to Marseille for afternoon departures (drop off around 12h00 noon).

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