Lavender fields in Provence

Lavender: Provence's 'blue gold' starts to bloom in mid-June. Visit the Lavender Festival in Sault and a lavandin farm in Le Thor.

When does lavender bloom?

Lavender flowering begins around mid-June and continues to mid-July, depending on the region. That means you only have one short month in which to explore, admire and photograph the flower-filled fields!

Where can you see lavender?

Go for a drive or, if you prefer, on foot or by bike, and head towards the Caves of Thouzon. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled!
Off in the distance, you will also see the Château of Thouzon on the hilltop.

Here are a few GPS coordinates to help you find some fields to admire in the commune of Le Thor:

  • (43.9342361, 4.9752087)
  • (43.9382543, 4.9850648)
  • (43.9541758, 4.9851067)
  • (43.9587328, 4.9835749)
  • (43.9667630, 5.0237604)

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You will find other lavandin fields on the roads of the Luberon: Saignon, Bonnieux, Lacoste and Roussillon.

The Sault and Valensole Plateaus offer magnificent scenery with lavender fields stretching for as far as the eye can see.

 

Other ways to discover and learn about lavender

The Lavender Museum in Coustellet (10 km from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue)

A veritable guardian of Provence's lavender, the museum offers tours for individuals and groups, workshops, entertainment and exclusive events for the whole family and anyone else who appreciates this symbolic flower.

Lavender Museum in Coustellet in Provence

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The Aroma'plantes Distillery in Sault (50 km from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue)

In the shadow of the Mont Ventoux, Aroma'plantes reveals the secrets of lavender. Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the distillery and learn about the world of lavender and other aromatic plants.

Family in a lavender field in Provence

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If you miss the blooming season, all is not lost! You can still buy bunches of lavender at the Provençal markets. They make a lovely fragrant souvenir to take home with you. In L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the Provençal markets take place on Thursdays and on Sunday mornings.

Please be mindful of the work of the lavender farmers and keep your distance from the fields.

Here is your chance to discover the top spots where you can admire and photograph lavender in Provence!

 

Original article by Gwladys of Isle sur la Sorgue Tourisme.

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Les champs de lavande en Provence
Les champs de lavande en Provence
Les champs de lavande en Provence
Les champs de lavande en Provence
Les champs de lavande en Provence
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