Lavender, the Blue Gold of Provence

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Lavender, the Blue Gold of Provence

Once a year, the landscapes transform, and a pleasant fragrance fills the air… Lavender, the star of Provence, makes its appearance!

For the pleasure of the eyes and to enjoy the sweet scent or discover the craftsmanship of the distillation process and the numerous lavender-based products, book your stay in the Alpilles between late June and late July.

It’s the perfect time of year, and we’ll be delighted to suggest hikes and activities about this emblematic plant!

To Understand it All 🧐:

The Lavender Museum in Coustellet, in Provence, is the ideal place to become an expert on lavender, its varieties, cultivation, and utilization, among other things.

You can complement this visit with a detour to the Château de la Gabelle. Located in Saint Rémy de Provence, the estate of the castle, certified organic, is mainly cultivated with lavender and lavandin. During the flowering season, the landscapes are breathtaking and worth a little walk.

On the other hand, the “wellness” products made on site are to be recommended with your eyes closed. Don’t miss a visit to the estate store.

For a Feast for the Eyes 🤩

📍 The plateau des Claparèdes in Saignon (and scattered a bit everywhere on your route)
🚗 50 minutes by car from the campsite

📍 The Albion Plateau in Sault
🚗 1 hour and 10 minutes by car from the campsite

📍 The plateau de Valensole
🚗 1 hour and 20 minutes by car from the campsite

Celebrating lavender in Provence🎉

Eventually, two major events are organized in Vaucluse and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence during the summer. The Lavender Festival in Apt, traditionally organized in mid-July during the Lavandin harvest, and the prestigious Lavender Festival in Valensole, organized this year on July 21.

These two festivals are a great opportunity to meet local producers and artisans and participate in events deeply rooted in regional culture!