The lavender fields, icon of the South of France
Icon of the South of France, lavender and more particularly the lavender fields, are an integral part of the Luberon scenery. Cultivated at the time of the Romans to perfume baths and linen, lavender appeared in Provence in the Middle Ages for its medicinal properties. Today it is still an important economic sector in the region and continues to be cultivated to make cosmetics, honey, distilleries or essential oils. Growing between 500 and 1,500 meters on the sunny slopes of the mountains of Haute-Provence, lavender has obtained the AOC for its essential oil.
From June to August, the Luberon puts on its purple coat with a delicious perfume, don’t miss the opportunity to admire this unique spectacle of lavender fields in bloom as far as the eye can see.