Wander in the Lavender Fields of Provence

Lavender Fields captures the enduring calm of the lavender fields of Provence, France. The peace and tranquillity of life far from the bustle and drone of the city. The only thing that drones out here is the soft buzz of the bees as they work these magnificent fields.

How Does Lavender Fields Smell?

Lavender Fields transports you to lush, purple expanses of lavender. Blooming plants as far as the eye can see greet the senses with one thing: the delicious smell of lavender.

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Benefits of Lavender Candles

For thousands of years, humankind has used lavender to treat all manner of illnesses. It’s been shown to reduce anxiety, help reduce headaches, improve sleep quality, and much more!

When you need to relax and unwind, there are few better ways of doing so than by lighting a lavender-scented candle. Let the warm glow and soothing crackle transport you to magical places.

The Inspiration Behind the Lavender Candle

Your fingers brush along endless streams of flower buds, as you walk, arms stretched outwards, through meadows of the truest purple you’ve ever seen. These are the lavender fields of Provence, rural France. As lavender fills your senses, calm washes over you as you embrace the peaceful tranquillity of these majestic fields.

Want to smell the Provence Lavender Fields in person?

How to Get There:

Reaching the lavender fields is easy and is best done by car. Fly into any of the international airports located at Marseille (around 1 hour away), Nimes (1hr 15), and Montpellier (1h 40), hire a car, and take the motorway.

When to go:

It’s best to go during the blooming season to give yourself the most spectacular views of the fields. In the lowlands east of Avignon and west of Cannes and Nice, the flowering season tends to fall between mid-June to mid-July, but this does fluctuate marginally depending on rainfall and temperature. In the higher fields, such as those located close to the town of Sault, for example, the blooming season is slightly later, from roughly late Jun/early July to late July/early August.

What to see:

The best places to see lavender fields are the areas of the Parc Naturel Regional du Verdon, Parc Natural Régional du Luberon, and Parc Natural Régional des Baronneis Provencales straddling each side of the A51 road between Gap and Aix-en-Provence. This is broadly where you’ll find the best lavender fields.

When you’re done checking out the expansive purple fields, head over to Le Musée de la Lavande. Located in a charming French dry-stone village, it’s a fountain of information about the planting, harvesting, and distillation of lavender. They also sell lavender natural cosmetics and essential oils.

After that, be sure not to miss the Notre-Dame de Sénanque, an awe-inspiring Cistercian Abbey near the picturesque hilltop village of Gordes in Vaucluse-en-Provence. It’s a fully functioning monastery, so be respectful. Its quaint setting nestled within a valley of lavender is truly breath-taking and attracts plenty of tourist attention, so get there early if you want the perfect unspoiled photo!

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