se the "Route de la lavande" as your personal guide and discover
blue and violet Provence.
The "La route de la lavande" takes in parts of the Drôme,
the Vaucluse and the Alpes
de Haute Provence pasing through superb small villages
surrounded by hills and plateaux lit up by the sunshine and where
the scent of lavender is everywhere in the wind. It's really worth
the discovery !
In summer, the area pays homage to lavender, the distilleries play
open house, flower festivals are prepared and the big day arrives...
Flower laden floats proudly cruise down the perfume laden streets
of the village, craft producers exhibit their products, honey,
essential oils, eau de toilette, soaps, dried flowers...ther's
normally a craft fair, to tittilate you taste buds with goats'
cheese, olive oil, local hams and wonderful fresh bread...
Visit the "route de la lavande" at the best time, just before the
harvest, from the beginning of July to the end of August...
but be warned if summer has been particularly dry the harvest
can be brought forward...