Champs de lavande is French for fields of lavender and I have long wanted to see the famous fields in all their blooming, blue-violet glory! The lavender blooms late June and is harvested around mid-July, so we’ve carefully planned to be there in the height of the bloom.
We’ll be spending 3 nights in the village of St. Rémy-de-Provence and some highlights of our itinerary include:
- Visiting the famous market in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
- Visiting Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque near the village of Gordes; every picture I have seen of the abbey has a lavender field in front, so we are sure to find one here!
- Attending the Lavender Festival at Ferrassières, where local farmers welcome visitors for tours of their lavender farms.
- Pursuing the lavender fields along Les Routes de la Lavande, where there are 5 recommended routes to see the most beautiful hilltop villages perched above sprawling violet fields of lavender.
Inspired by our friend Sheron Long, author of Dog Trots Globe, our own globe-trotting dog, Emma, will be joining us on this adventure! We appreciate Sheron and her dog Chula’s advice and tips in their full color book about Chula’s perspective as she visits Provence and Paris.
Sheron and Chula are graciously giving away an autographed copy of Dog Trots Globe* to one of our wonderful readers. Leave us a comment on this post with your best tip for traveling with your dog and Chula will select the best tip as the winner!
Be sure to follow along on our trip to Provence on our Facebook and Twitter pages as Emma explores the markets, lavender festival, and villages of Provence. And enjoy our continued tales of our recent cruise to Greece on our website while we’re off in France!
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