Bike Riding Lavender Fields Provence
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Bike Riding around the Lavender Fields in Provence

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Early July is the peak of colour in the lavender fields that surround us. Whilst I cycled it would be a very pleasant drive and encompasses some spectacular scenery. From Saint Saturnin Les Apt I took the D179 towards Rustrel and then turned left …

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Purple Lavender Luberon Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Where to See a Sea of Purple Lavender in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The words lavender and Provence are synonymous. Yes, lavender embodies the very essence of Provence. Isn’t it true that when one imagines Provence, it’s fields of lavender as far as the eye can see that come to mind? Sunflowers too? Yet, the lavender season is …

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Enjoying the Lavender fields in Vaucluse and nearby Drôme Provençale

Contributor blog post by Michel: It’s a toss up between coquelicots (red poppies) and lavender but probably no other scent or sight says Provence better than the pungent aroma of a purple field of lavender growing in mounded rows under a brilliant blue summer sky. We were lucky that it …

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Provencal Lavender – off the beaten track

When the lavender is harvested in Provence at the end of July, a heavenly scent is carried on warm evening breezes. Alerted by the first wafts of perfumed air, from our terrace we can sometimes see the smoke rising from the other side of a small ridge. The distillation has …

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Caroline LongstaffeExplore

The Luberon’s L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: Last time on our tour of the Luberon’s perched villages we visited Lacoste and Ménerbes, maybe you missed our next two stops? The mystical ghost town, Oppède-le-Vieux and Gordes, perhaps the Luberon’s most magnificent perched village. From Gordes, the next stop has to be L’Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, …

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The Apt Lavender Festival Lavender Everywhere

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: For the last week Apt has been turning purple. Over the last couple of weeks more and more displays like this lavender-themed one have been appearing in Apt. Not only have the fields around the town been scenting the air with Lavender, but purple bunting has appeared, …

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Active ProvenceDavid & Karen TaylorExplore

Beautiful Lavender Cycle in Provence

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Cycling from Lagarde Apt down to Sault yesterday was such a pleasure (getting up there was a tad more challenging) , the Lavender is now in full flower, the perfume as you cycle past is amazing as is the sound of the bees worked …

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Goat Cheese and fast dogs in the Village of Banon

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Check out the Luberon views high up on the hill in the village of Banon. It is a great place for a hike or lunch, and  home to the fastest dog in France, Dabir a Saluki. If you are lucky enough to be there in lavender …

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Love Provencal Lavender? Try This!

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: Game on! The lavender is finally in bloom in Provence and over the next month or so I hope to share with you a couple fun ways you can experience it. Here’s one… Born in Paris, Elsa Lenthal now lives in Les Baux de …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

The Purple Beauty of Provence: Lavender

Lavender is the purple beauty of Provence; it is a big industry in France and key to essential oil production. Tourists and locals flock to see the fields in full blooming glory. The timeframe changes annually depending on weather, but typically some fields are ready by late June, and the harvest …

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