Purple Lavender Luberon Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Where to See a Sea of Purple Lavender in the Luberon

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 short. So when can you …

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Lavender Fields Explore Provence
ExploreOur House in Provence

Enjoying the Lavender fields in Vaucluse and nearby Drôme Provençale

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 the lavender season when we …

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Deborah LawrensonInspire

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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Quail cailles aux riz Recipes Tastes Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Provencal Christmas Menus by Cocoa and Lavender

Admittedly, it was his mouthwatering food photos and tempting wine pairings on Provence WineZine that first attracted me to David Scott Allen the face (and chef) behind Cocoa & Lavender, a weekly food blog based in Tucson, Arizona. However, “food porn” alone is not enough to build a lasting friendship (although some …

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Banon views Explore Provence @CobblestoneVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamLocal Food ProducersTaste

Banon A Land of Goat Cheese, Lavender, and Wheat

The small perched village of Banon, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, is authentic Provence at its best. Banon wasn’t at the top of my list to see but was a spur-of-the-moment stop. What a surprise! I had no idea that it would prove to be the most photogenic village in …

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Lavender displays #Lavender #ExploreProvence @VaucluseDreamer
InspireJulie WhitmarshWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

The Apt Lavender Festival Lavender Everywhere

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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Flowers on cycle route @VaucluseDreamer
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

Luberon Cycle: Cherries, Lavender and Roussillon Ochres

After a couple of busy days settling back into the house and getting on top of a few things I needed to do, I decided to get back out on the bike this morning. I had an appointment with my neighbour to pop to the Recycling Centre (furniture hunting) at 2 …

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Lavender in Provence #Cycling @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExploreStay Fit

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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Provencal Artisan Traditions Lavender Fuseaux Provence
Ginger and NutmegInspireShopping & Gifts

Provencal Artisan Traditions Fabrics and Lavender Fuseaux

It was a solo visit for Nutmeg. Ginger had no interest in the Souleiado fabric museum in Tarascon. The display provides a historical overview of their fabrics and methods of textile printing.  The lighting in the small museum could be improved, and the information provided could be more explicit. The history …

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