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Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Best Lavender Fields of France



In my opinion any lavender field no matter the acreage will be significant eye candy for me but truth be told there are some fields that are simply more magnificent over others.  One of the best areas in the Provence is the region of Avignon.  We are including a few different websites offering their picks for ‘the best’ lavender fields around.

These include actual maps describing specific routes you can follow to not miss many of the best fields around. There are specific tours one can take just to view these fields but our opinion is do the research on your own, rent a car and start discovering the region on your own. You can participate in harvests but you will need to determine which region you want to explore and make certain the timing of your holiday coincides with harvest time.

Avignon is just one place to make your base camp for your tour of the lavender fields.  Don’t cheat yourself by limiting a morning or afternoon for adventure but allow 2-3 days if you’re truly the lavender hound you say you are.  Below are a few different websites to give you more insight on planning your discovery of the lavender fields in the Provence.

From Travel France online find out educational facts about this brilliant plant that enriches our lives in so many ways. http://www.travelfranceonline.com/lavender-fields-in-provence-origin-facts/
The Luberon.com offers helpful information and maps to plot your tour of some of the most beautiful lavender fields in the Provence.   http://www.theluberon.com/activities/lavender-provence

Another great site is Provence and Beyond. I really love their color coded map that highlights in great detail all of the possibilities to explore.  http://www.beyond.fr/themes/lavender-fields-provence.html
Finally, I recently stumbled on the website ‘Your Private Provence’. Emily, the host, offers custom itineraries from a few days to a week. She can introduce you to lavender growers, tour the distilleries and visit ‘off-the-beaten path’ walks. Want to hunt truffles?  Emily can help you. 2017 bookings are being accepted now.   http://yourprivateprovence.com/

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