11.21.2014

Chasing Lavender | Provence

One of the sights I was especially looking forward to when I got to Provence were the fields of lavender.  I had heard of this famous abby in Gordes, the Abbaye Notre Dame de Senanque.  In June and July, the fields in front of the abby are filled with blooming, fragrant lavender.  In fact, the abby building itself often takes on a purplish hue depending on the light.  Well, we missed the lavender by about a week.  They had just harvested their fields, much to my dismay.  Not to be deterred, we continued on our quest in search of lavender through the hills and into the town of Sault and beyond.  As you can see, we succeeded in our mission.  


Read more about the abby here.