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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 short. So when can you see it?

…Continue reading here for Cheryl’s photos from their recent trip to the lavender fields of the Luberon, in Provence. Lavender like any plant is subject to weather, some years the blooms mature earlier than others. The usual peak of the season is in July, although it is certainly possible to see some fields near the end of June. The lavender festival in Sault around the August 15th weekend marks the end of the season.

More Provence Lavender Articles:

Provencal Artisan Traditions Fabrics and Lavender Fuseaux

The Apt Lavender Festival Lavender Everywhere (Julie Whitmarsh)

Provencal Lavender – off the beaten track (Deborah Lawrenson)

Recipe: Creamy Lavender Honey and Almond Pots (Mirabeau Wine)

Via:: Cobblestone and Vineyards

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Cheryl Shufflebotham

Cheryl Shufflebotham

Although, Cheryl and her husband live in upstate New York, she tells us that she is always yearning, planning, maneuvering to make her way back to France.

Cheryl's love for France started almost eleven years ago with "a once in a lifetime" ten-year anniversary trip. These wannabe expats have been back every year since that trip!

Cheryl's first French love is the region of Burgundy, but then a few years ago, she discovered Provence. Now she admits that she is torn between Burgundy and Provence. It sounds like Provence has her spellbound, "I can’t quite put a finger on what it is about Provence, but its intoxication keeps luring me back for more."

Cheryl started her blog Cobblestone and Vineyards to explore the simple charms of France, those small details that capture the heart.

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