Apt Lavender Itineraries
The high plateaus around Apt, Gordes, Riez an Vaison-la-Roman have several 1-day loop itineraries, past lavender fields, abbeys and ancient villages.
This loop is short to give you time for sightseeing and photography. The route goes by some very interesting villages and sites, and there are several lavender fields along the way.
Riez is at the Plateau de Valensole, in the heart of Provence and the land of lavender.
It's only a 3-hour drive, round trip, but there's a lot of beautiful places to see between Avignon and Apt.
Murs is a great off-the-beaten-path place to stay. The village is lovely and unspoiled. It's located just north of the Luberon mountains at the western edge of the Vaucluse mountains.
Vaugines, at the edge of the Luberon and close to Lourmarin is well located for touring the Vaucluse.