~ Lavender fields ~

The timing of one’s visit to Lavender land is everything!
We learnt, that lavenders begin blooming from the last week of June, are at a peak early to mid-July and are harvested anytime from end July through August. Not all lavenders bloom at the same time though ; it depends on the variation of the lavender and the climatic conditions such as humidity and rainfall.

Since it was going to be my first visit to Provence to especially see the lavender fields, I was a bit edgy thinking I’d miss out on the blooms. To add to it, this year I found a lot of Lavender spam photos on Instagram, as soon as blooms began in the famous region of Valensole, around the last week of June.But oh! the sigh of joy, 🙂 when we saw our very first field of lavender.

“Life is beautiful / La vie est belle”, I exclaimed. 

En route our 40 minute drive, from Banon to Sault – the popular and recommended ‘Lavande’ region, we found the most beautiful lavender fields that we could have to ourselves for a while without the crowds of tourists. Having your own transport is essential to explore the region, unless you’ve booked a guided group tour, inclusive of transport. The 2nd week of July, before the 15th of the month, ended up being the right time or the best time rather for us to visit.You can choose the kind of experience that would delight you the most.

It could just be the simple joy of strolling through the lavender and capturing a precious memory of it ; walk on ahead, but make sure there aren’t any ‘no trespassing’ signs and you don’t pluck any flowers or disturb the bees. Cute bunches of lavender flowers are sold by small shopkeepers at the market places. As for the bees, their work will result in the making of delicately scented honey which is sold throughout the region. Next, if visiting a distillery and meeting the local farmer interests you and will enrich your experience, opt for this and enjoy your time.After frolicking around enough, in the most gorgeous of lavender fields, we drove on to the main town of Sault and bought a few souvenirs to fondly reminisce our summer days here. A lavender soap bar in a small tin box is one of my favourite keeps.

An unmissable view from the town of Sault are the lush winding fields of lavender and golden wheat, encircled alternatively and growing side by side.

Here are a few famous locations of Lavender fields that can be easily located through online maps / gps, once you’re in Provence be it (south Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur  or north Alpes-de-Haute-Provence);
a) L’Abbey de Senanque near Gordes – one of the most famous place in Provence where monks grow lavender
b) Valensole Plateau – south of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence
c) The lavender farm at Sault – a botanical garden located between Mont Ventoux and Luberon

Once you arrive at any of these chosen destinations – of all things lavender, you can proceed to enquire about the charges of guided tours or any entry fees that may apply.

Saying Au revoir now, leaving you with the lingering perfume of lavender wrapped in the rays of warm sunshine !


21 Comments

easyblogthemes · August 27, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Absolutely, gorgeous field. I first saw this on wallpapers. I didn’t think lavender fields are real atleast in my country. I can only imagine the scent walking past those.

Leo T. Ly · August 22, 2017 at 11:49 am

The lavender field is so beautiful. From time to time, I would see a desktop theme with a lavender field and I thought it’s fake. Now that I have seen your picture, I am pretty shocked to know that the theme was real lol.

    Viveena Rodrigues · August 22, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    I used to think the same of Tulip fields 🙂 till I saw them for real

Oyinkan Ogunleye · August 21, 2017 at 8:58 am

This lavender field is absolutely stunninggg!!!!! I want to visit one day.

Guillaume Jean-Marie · August 17, 2017 at 11:47 am

Belles vues! À visiter!

    Viveena Rodrigues · August 17, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Merci Guillaume. Les champs de lavande sont vraiment merveilleux 🙂

eazynazy · August 16, 2017 at 5:47 pm

wow, these pictures are so beautiful , I love flowers and flower gardens and this place is magical

    Viveena Rodrigues · August 16, 2017 at 5:56 pm

    Thanks . It was indeed magical.

Crystal (The Busy Mom Diary) · August 16, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Great photos, This place looks so magical. I love lavender. I never knew that it grew like that.

    Viveena Rodrigues · August 16, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks a bunch 🙂 Crystal

eliza · August 15, 2017 at 8:58 am

I bet you had a wonderful time. Lavender is very relaxing, would it be color, view and scents. No wonder its one of the crowds favorite.

Lisa · August 15, 2017 at 2:32 am

This looks like such a beautiful place to go and visit. I would love to go take pictures there.

    Viveena Rodrigues · August 17, 2017 at 11:56 am

    It is Instagrammers & photographers paradise 🙂

David Elliott · August 14, 2017 at 11:32 pm

The lavender fields look just so amazing. Such beautiful colors all around you and the town of Sault looks very beautiful as well. My daughter and I would enjoy it.

ankana silva · August 14, 2017 at 4:10 am

This place is definitely on my bucket list. The endless array of lavenders makes for a pleasant sight !!!

Rosey · August 14, 2017 at 3:49 am

I’m surprised to learn that all lavender doesn’t bloom at the same time. I bet it smells good to stand amongst them!

Apolline Adiju · August 14, 2017 at 1:03 am

It is my dream to visit a Lavender field someday. It looks so colorful and beautiful.

Heather Johnson · August 13, 2017 at 11:50 pm

Lavender is one of my favorite scents and flowers. I have been trying to grow my own for years but have not had any luck.

Holly · August 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm

Wow! So gorgeous! I love lavender and would so love to see this! Thank you so much for taking me there through your photos!

Ashvin Nankoo · August 13, 2017 at 7:02 pm

Loving the photographs! This is a paradise for photographers! I would definitely love to visit soon before winter sets in!

Nayna Kanabar · August 13, 2017 at 10:29 am

I would love to visit these lavender fields they look so very beautiful . I need to check if there are any in the UK though.

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