Lavender Fields in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireShopping & Gifts

Lavender in Provence Creating New Artisans

Exploring the Provencal market stands piled high with seasonal produce, fragrant fresh fruit, buckets of just-picked flowers, table linens and bright pottery is pure delight. However, it’s not always rewarding for market vendors facing early mornings, erratic weather, and fickle crowds. Determined to carry on an artisanal tradition, Elsa Lenthal, …

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Lavender Fields Travel Provence Lavender
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottEssentials: Quick Guides to Provence

Lavender in Provence Understanding the Essentials

Essential Lavender The lavender industry in Provence is a significant economic driver impacting agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and retail. There are 2,000 producers and roughly 25,000 people employed in the industry. The main growing areas are the four (4) departments the Drôme, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Vaucluse, with some small production in the …

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Summer Soup Blueberry Lavender
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

Cold Summer Soup with Blueberry and Lavender

There are some ingredients that remind you of a place you’ve been or, in this case, a place you lived. The state of Maine is one of those places with its fabulous seafood – lobster, clams and Gulf-of-Maine shrimp. Summer eating in this coastal state is all about lobster roll …

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Lavender Fields Provence
InspireMargo Lestz

Exploring the Lavender Fields of Provence

Lavender Fields of Provence Rows of fragrant lavender plants stretching toward the horizon are an unforgettable sight. In fact, for many people, this is the first image that comes to mind when they think of Provence. You might imagine that the landscape has always been swathed in lines of lavender, …

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Lavender Seasons Provence
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore

Embrace the Lavender Seasons in Provence

Purple Lavender It’s the essence of Provence—intoxicating, calming, soothing, stunning—the purple elixir of Provence. Yet, it’s here for just a short time—at its peak in July but still stunning at the end of June. Provence is raw, rugged, and enchanting all year, but how can one resist being there when …

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Abbaye de Senanque Lavender Luberon Valley
ExploreJane DunningLocals Travel Tips

Looking for Lavender in the Luberon Valley

Lavender Fields Forever Many of us would love to spend days in Provence, luxuriating amidst fields of this alluring purple flower. This article is all about ‘lavande rapide’ – how to see lavender in Provence when you don’t have much time or have a long list of things you want …

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Magical Provence Lavender Experience June Lavender Tour Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Book a Magical Provence Lavender Experience

Magical Lavender Spotting a lavender field in flower for the first time is magical, but it’s the fragrance that is heavenly. The tiny plants stretch towards the horizon, like small purple streams. It’s little wonder why you see so many images of people posing against this stunning backdrop. Lavender fields, …

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Book Villa des Violettes Patricia Sands book cover
Books on ProvenceInspireKeith Van Sickle

Book Review: Lavender, Loss & Love at the Villa des Violettes

New Book by Patricia Sands “Families come in all shapes and sizes.” This phrase, spoken by one the women in Patricia Sands’ new novella, is a good summary of what this lovely book is about. And what families they are!—united by love, friendship, and sometimes even biology. Sands shows us …

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Apricot and Lavender Ice Cream Recipe
DessertMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Apricot and Lavender Ice Cream Recipe a Summer Treat

Don’t shy away from making ice cream. This recipe takes advantage of ripe stonefruit (apricot, peach), and needs little sugar. The lavender flavouring gives it that hint of Provence.

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Magical Provence Lavender Experience June Lavender Tour Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

June Lavender Tour in Provence Experience the Magic

Magical Lavender Spotting a lavender field in flower for the first time is magical, but it’s the fragrance that is heavenly. The tiny plants stretch towards the horizon, like small purple streams. It’s little wonder why you see so many images of people posing against this stunning backdrop. Lavender fields, …

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