This post will be no long and descriptive mumbo-jumbo, but purely a matter of contemplation. As you perhaps already know, the blooming lavender fields of Provence are a major sight to see for every curious traveller or romantic nature lover. From the beginning of July to mid August, the beauty of the landscapes softened by light and dark shades of violet fields and the bewitching scent of those lavender plants definitely create a unique, entrancing atmosphere. Eye candy at its best!
Where can you see those lavender fields?
In Provence the lavender fields bloom in the departments of Vaucluse, Drome and Alpes de Haute-Provence. One of the best-known locations is the Val de Sault next to the Mont Ventoux at 766 m elevation.
Here’s where you can find other famous lavender field-sites in France:
How do you visit lavender fields
By car, by foot or by bike; choose the way that suits you best to discover the beauty of those lavender-coloured landscapes.
One of my favourite ways to discover these beautiful sceneries is simply to go on a hike. With a small walk or even a day-hike to those sought after sights, possibly interrupted by a well-deserved pic nic, you’ll definitely make the most of your day.
At the end of your jaunt, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit the local farmers’ barns or one of the numerous souvenir shops along the roads of the many picturesque Provençal villages to buy typical local lavender products.
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