The Lavender Fields of Provence, France
Wondering how to see the lavender fields in Provence, France or the best times of year to see them!? I’ve got you covered.
For only about one month out of every year, the rolling hillsides of the Provence region in France are covered in breathtaking rows of bright purple lavender. In pictures, it looks too beautiful to be real. In person, it is ethereal. We had so much fun checking off this bucket list item & I think everyone should see it (at least) once in their lifetime. So, here are all your questions about these stunning Lavender fields, answered.
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How do I see the lavender fields?
The best way to see the lavender fields is to hire a skillful tour guide to customize the very best day for you. Most of them are door-to-door from your hotel, and stop for a beautiful lunch in one of the countryside villages!
Can I see sunflowers too?
Yes! There are stunning fields of sunflowers throughout the region as well!
What are the closest cities to the Lavender Fields?
Avignon, Aix en Provence, and Luberon are all wonderful towns to stay in if you are looking to be close to the lavender fields.
When should I visit the lavender fields?
July is usually the best time to visit. In the Luberon and the Rhone Valley regions, lavender begins to bloom mid-June. The Valensole plateau and Drome Provencal begins around the beginning of July. And the area of Sault begins blooming mid-July.
Why all the lavender?
France harvests all of this beautiful lavender into soaps, lotions, oils, honeys, and more. Lavender is known for its ability to eliminate nervous tension, relieve pain, disinfect, enhance blood circulation, promote sleep and rest, and treat respiratory problems. You can stock up when you’re there 🙂 I highly recommend tasting the honey. DELICIOUS!