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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 was lavender season when we were in Sablet last summer with our daughter Tricia, husband Alvin and grandkids Avery and Caedon. The pictures which follow show the lavender fields we found during outings to the Drôme Provençale area west of Nyons, the Sénanque Abbey and to Sault.

…Continue reading here for details on the types of lavender that grow in Provence. Michel shares some photos and details on the Sénanque Abbey and a driving itinerary to see the beautiful purple fields.

Via:: Our House in Provence


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Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley, live in wine country, in Windsor, California. They have a full family with two beautiful daughters and five amazing grandchildren. Michel's day job is as CEO of Chancellor Health Care, a company which provides housing and services to older adults.

Previously a co-owner of a popular French bistro called Bistro des Copains located in Western Sonoma County California. The Bistro was closed in early 2015, after nine years!

In 2008, after searching for years and visiting many houses they bought a 17th century stone village house in the medieval village of Sablet which is in the Vaucluse region of Provence France.

Please read about the Sablet House (available for rent) and follow their blog Our House in Provence.

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