Step into your Luxury Minivan and head out to the Luberon region. It stretches 48km along a ridge of rugged hills east of Avignon, and is home to some of France's most picturesque hill towns, medieval villages and countryside landscapes.
You will be enthralled by the lush green hills, dark green thick forests, quaint stone villages and majestic castles built high up on the cliffs that drop downwards to the iconic lavender fields.
Stop at the villages of Lourmarin and Bonnieux on the way to Roussillon. Stroll along the quaint streets and have a bite at a local market. Then continue on toward Gordes, an ancient town situated on the high Plateau de Vaucluse. See remains of medieval ramparts in the picturesque villages of Ménerbes and Oppède le Vieux. They are both carved into the rocky hills and offer lovely narrow streets to navigate by foot.
Explore the 12th century collegiate church which dominates the skyline, the ruins of an ancient château and the remains of historic workshops. Picasso owned a home in Ménerbes and many more famous artists, musicians and writers have followed in his footsteps, buying and converting the ancient farm houses into trendy studios and galleries.
The ladies must stop at the Musée de la Lavande in Coustellet and try out some of the aromatic natural cosmetics made from the fragrant oils of the lavender plant. Take a tour of the museum and stock up on some fabulous products at the little shop.
Head back to Marseille, this stunning drive through glorious lavender fields will thrill and delight and cannot be missed.