Essential Guide to the Lavender Fields in Provence

Essential Guide to the Lavender Fields in Provence, France.Essential guide to the lavender fields Provence. In this Essential Guide to the Lavender Fields in Provence, you will find all the essential tips you need to make the best out of your trip: where to find them, how to take photos in the fields, where to stay, where and what to eat, what to do in the region, and more! The region of Provence is the best place in France to see the lavender fields! #provence #france #lavender #lavenderfields #lavande #champsdelavande #PACA #lavenderfield | Provence photography | Provence travel guides

Essential Guide to the Lavender Fields in Provence

The region of Provence is the best place in France to see the lavender fields! I wrote this Essential Guide to the Lavender Fields in Provence to share with you all the essential tips you need to make the best out of your trip: where to find the fields, how to take photos in the fields, where to stay, where and what to eat, what to do in the region, and more!

You will enjoy your stay in Provence with all your senses! Wandering in the middle of lavender fields is really an amazing experience! Let me take you there virtually: close your eyes and picture gorgeous purple colors as far as your eyes can see, a bewitching smell of lavender, the sounds of the busy bees and the chirping birds… Here you are in Provence in France!

The lavender fields in Provence, France
The lavender fields in Provence, France

If you have read the introduction of this essential guide to the lavender fields in Provence, you already have a very good reason to visit this place: for the endless lavender fields of course! But let me add some more! Located in the South of France, Provence is part of the wider region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA). Starched between the Rhone Valley and the Mediterranean coast, this area is gifted with a very pleasant climate and beautiful landscapes.

Moreover, the coastline of the French Riviera is magnificent with the Calanques, one of France’s natural wonders!

But Provence is also a place full of amazing architecture, Roman ruins, art and museums. Many painters, writers, sculptors and musicians, have been inspired by this region: Cézanne, Matisse, Chagall, and Picasso for example.

And last but not least, I cannot talk about Provence without talking about the gastronomy! The local markets are providing the best products. There are plenty of excellent restaurants and the local specialties are delicious!

The best time to visit Provence for the lavender season

Sunrise in the lavender fields in Provence, France
Sunrise in the lavender fields in Provence, France

One of the first essential answer I will cover in this guide to the lavender fields in Provence: when is the best time to see them! In Provence the lavender fields are blooming from mid-June to mid-July. The full bloom with the intense purple tones is taking place in general at the end of June and the beginning of July, around the summer solstice. Therefore, the beginning of the summer is the best time to visit Provence.

But you have to take into account that the blooming of the lavender depends on the climatic conditions during the months preceding the flowering and the location. As a consequence, some years the lavender can bloom later or sooner. Mother Nature can be very unpredictable, so don’t be too upset if you do not get the full bloom at the moment of your trip. You will see that you can make the best out of it with everything that Provence has to offer! For example, when I visited in 2019, the lavender was in full bloom around the 5th-10th of July, a bit later than usual due to a very cold weather in May and June.

After the blooming, the fields are harvested, usually between mid-July and August.

My secret tips: I would like to point out some other things that you may want to take into account to organize your trip. Firstly, the French school holidays starts usually at the beginning of July. Therefore, from that time, there will be more French tourists wandering in the area. Secondly if you can visit during the week, it will be less busy than during the weekend. Indeed, the French people can also travel there just for the weekend.

Where to find the lavender fields

Sunrise in the lavender fields in Provence, France
Sunrise in the lavender fields in Provence, France

I guess what you are wondering next: where in Provence are those lavender fields? The lavender fields on the Valensole plateau are some of the most photogenic ones in the world! Once you drive to the village of Valensole you will see why the surrounding fields are so popular! The most famous field with a tree in the shape of a heart in the background is right close by a shop selling lavender named Lavandes Angelvin. My secret tip: here are the coordinates for this one 43.8220540, 5.9371070 (or 43°49’19.4″N 5°56’13.6″E).

In this area, named Haute-Provence and Verdon, you can find also find lavender fields around Riez, Puimoisson, Gréoux les Bains. Basically drive in between those cities and you will spot many fields!

You can also find lavender in the following parts of Provence

  • Firstly in the Vercors and the Diois areas: between Crest, Baronnies, Die and Rosans
  • Secondly in the Drôme Provençale and Haut-Vaucluse areas: between Montélimar and Nyons, including Dieulefit, Grignan et Valréas
  • Thirdly in the Ventoux and the Luberon areas: around Sault, and close to the Abbaye de Sénanques near the village of Gordes, or around Apt
  • Fourthly in the Luberon and Lure areas: around Forcalquier, Simiane-la-Rotonde and Banon
  • Lastly in the Buëch area.

How to take pictures in the lavender fields

In this paragraph I am going to cover a few essentials about taking photos in the lavender fields in Provence. Because, let’s be honest, you cannot visit Provence without leaving with gazillions of pictures of the fields, with or without you in the frame 😉 ! I will answer the following questions: What is the best moment of the day to take your photos in the lavender fields, How to walk around in the fields to take your pictures, and – last but not least – What about the bees in the fields?!

The best moment of the day to take pictures in the lavender fields

Sunrise in the lavender fields in Provence, France
Sunrise in the lavender fields in Provence, France

The best moments of the day to take pictures in the lavender fields are sunrise and sunset. On the one hand, as I mentioned earlier, the climate in Provence is very warm in summer. Therefore, it’s better to take your photos at a time when the sun is not too hot. On the other hand, the light is also more beautiful at sunrise and sunset: the famous golden hour cherished by all the photographers! Oh, and I forgot to mention that the bees are less active when the sun is not there, because they need the sun to orient themselves.

My secret tip: because not everyone is able to wake up for sunrise, if you want to take photos with less people it’s better to go at sunrise!

How to walk around in the fields to take your pictures

The fields are organized in rows of lavender plants. There are alleys to walk in the middle, so it’s easy to move around. Please do NOT walk on the lavender because you would damage it. And also, do NOT pluck lavender directly in the field. My secret tip: if you want to use a cute bouquet of lavender as a prop in your photos, you can easily find some for sale in many lavender dedicated shops in the towns around the fields.

If there are a few people taking pictures in the fields at the same time as you, find some rows with no one inside and stick to your spot. The more you are polite with the other people taking pictures around you, the more chances you have that they will be polite and accommodating with you too!

About the bees in the lavender fields

Lavender in Provence, France
Lavender in Provence, France

I really do not like bugs in general! As I knew that a lot of bees would be foraging in the lavender fields, I was really worried before walking there for the first time. But after experiencing it a few times, I was not afraid anymore. Why? Because the bees are busy gathering pollen, they are not really paying attention to you. Unless of course you start to annoy them (just don’t)! Most of the time, as you are walking in the alleys, you are not in their way. There are some spiders too and you may have to walk through their web in the middle of the alleys, but I didn’t see that many.

To be honest, I felt less secure in the sunflower fields: as the flowers are higher, the bees were flying closer to me and it was scarier…

The other flower fields in Provence

You may wonder if there any other flower fields in Provence? The answer is yes: lavender is not the only flower you will find in Provence! Sunflowers, sage, and poppies are also growing in the area, and providing amazing backgrounds for your photos!

You can find pretty red poppy fields from end of April to mid-June. As I visited Provence at the end of June in 2019, I unfortunately arrived too late.

The sage is blooming in June. I had never seen a field of sage in bloom before coming to Provence and I was in awe! The sage plants measure from 40 cm to 1 meter, and have beautiful pink and purple hues! Apparently, Provence is the only region of France where you can see sage fields. It makes it even more special! My secret tip: there is a sage field located on the road between Valensole and Puimoisson.

The sunflowers start to bloom beginning of July and are in full bloom around mid-July. When I was in Provence at the end of June in 2019, I saw them blooming the very last day before leaving. My secret tip: there is a sunflower field located right close by the famous lavender field with the heart-shaped tree listed above.

Local farmers also grow wheat in Provence. Therefore, it’s possible to take some photos in a wheat field with a bunch of haystacks. Provence is definitely full of beautiful landscapes to capture!

How to get to Provence

Sunrise in the lavender fields in Provence, France
Sunrise in the lavender fields in Provence, France

You have some options to arrive in Provence, and of course I am giving them to you in this essential guide to the lavender fields in Provence!

The first option is to take the train. The closest train station is the one from Manosque – Gréoux-les-Bains. It’s a small train station therefore you will need to connect with another bigger city of the area like Marseille, Avignon or Aix-en-Provence. For example, from Paris you can do Paris to Marseille and then Marseille to Manosque – Gréoux-les-Bains.

The second option is to drive there by yourself and rent a car from the place of your arrival in France. Be aware that if you are arriving in Paris, this is a very long ride. The journey from Paris to Manosque is around 800 km and it takes 7h to drive there, without counting the necessary breaks. I wouldn’t recommend it, except if you want to do a road trip and visit some places on the way.

The last option is to fly to Marseille and then drive from Marseille to the area of the lavender fields.

How to go from one place to another in Provence

Heart-shaped tree in lavender fields in Provence, France
Heart-shaped tree in lavender fields in Provence, France

The best way to go from one place to another in Provence is definitely to rent a car. Indeed, all the fields are located close to small cities and villages that are not easily connected by public transport, or are in the middle of nowhere. Moreover, if you want to discover the beautiful region of Provence, the car will be your best friend!

You can rent a car in Manosque for example or in Marseille or Aix-en-Provence depending on where you are arriving with the train (or the flight).

Where to stay in Provence

Sunset in the lavender fields in Provence, France
Sunset in the lavender fields in Provence, France

Another essential info you will learn from this guide to the lavender fields in Provence: where to stay? You have a few options for places to stay in Provence to visit the lavender fields. Everything depends on how close you want to be from the lavender fields and what else you want to visit in the region.

Valensole is the closest city to the lavender fields but it’s rather small. It’s perfect if you want to stay in quiet place but you might lack of options for dining. Indeed, there are only very few restaurants in Valensole.

Riez, a little town located in Verdon Regional Nature Park (Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon) on Valensole plateau, can also be a nice place to stay. It’s around 20 min far from Valensole but there are lavender fields in between the 2 cities. It’s very charming!

Manosque is the bigger city in the area. It’s a bit further of the lavender fields, around 20 min far from Valensole. But it has the benefits of offering many places to stay for all budget, many cafes and restaurants and many shops and supermarkets.

When I visited Provence in 2019, I stayed in an AirBnb in Manosque and it was perfect!

As Provence is a very touristy region, you will have a lot of other possibilities in case you want to stay somewhere else. You can rent a villa for example and enjoy a pool, which can be quite pleasant in summer!

Where to eat in Provence

As a real foodie, I had to cover this question in the essential guide to the lavender field in Provence: where to eat? I am giving you some tips for places to eat in Valensole, as you will probably pass by, and in Manosque in case you will stay there. I also added an extra spot that might not be on your way but worth the detour (see below)!

Where to eat in Valensole

Here are some places to eat in Valensole:

  • Le Palais d’Or: a small bakery to buy bread, pastries and also yummy lavender ice creams. Location: 4 Place Thiers 04210 Valensole.
  • Brasserie du Plateau: a restaurant serving local food. They have a big terrace that is very popular in summer amongst the local and the tourists. Location: 2 Boulevard Frédéric Mistral, 04210 Valensole.
  • Le Glacier de Valensole: an ice cream place with tasty and yummy ice creams. Location: 9 D6, 04210 Valensole.
  • La Maison de Marius: a deli selling local products. You cannot eat there but you can buy some products (cheese for example) to take away. Location: 1 Avenue Segond 04210 Valensole.
  • Le Jardin de Celina: a fine dining restaurant with a bed & breakfast. I didn’t have the opportunity to eat here unfortunately. Location: Ancien Chemin Ancien Chemin d’Allemagne, 04210 Valensole.
  • Régal: an Italian restaurant. I ate there in 2019 but it seems that it’s closed now. Maybe another restaurant opened at the same place. Location: 3 Boulevard Frédéric Mistral, 04210 Valensole.

Where to eat in Manosque

Here are some places to eat in Manosque:

  • Il Gusto restaurant: a great Italian restaurant. I ate there twice (pictured here). Location: 8 Place de l’Hôtel de ville 04100 Manosque.
  • Le Café du Coin: a good value for money restaurant. I didn’t eat there but apparently the service is good. Location: 20 Rue du Soubeyran 04100 Manosque.
  • Poon: a good place to get an ice cream. I loved it and they have many different flavors. Location: 59 Rue Grande 04100 Manosque.
  • Le Bouchon Catalan: a fine dining French restaurant. I didn’t have the opportunity to eat here unfortunately. Location: 21 Place du Terreau 04100 Manosque.
  • Le Petit Lauragais: a charming restaurant serving French refined cuisine for an affordable price. I didn’t have the opportunity to eat here unfortunately. Location: 6 Place du Terreau 04100 Manosque
  • Kinda Sushi Bar: a good sushi restaurant. Location: 30 Avenue Jean Giono 04100 Manosque
  • Boulangerie Patisserie Rouger: a good bakery. The perfect place to buy bread, pastries or desserts. Location: 27 Avenue Jean Giono 04100 Manosque.

Where to eat the best ice creams in Provence

This is my secret spot that worth to visit even if you have to make a detour! My secret tip: treat yourself in Scaramouche in Céreste! Scaramouche is an ice cream place serving delicious ice creams with a lot of original and local flavors. It worth the drive just to taste the ice-creams! Location: Cours Aristide Briand 04280 Céreste.

What to eat and drink in Provence

Picnic in the lavender fields in Provence, France
Picnic in the lavender fields in Provence, France

I will keep my foodie hat to give you some info about what you should eat and drink while you are visiting Provence. The local gastronomy is exceptional in Provence! Here are some of the specialties that you should try!

Tapas and starters

Here are some of the tasty tapas and starters you should try in Provence:

  • Olives: there are a lot of different varieties of olives and they are very tasty
  • Aïoli: a sort of mayonnaise sauce made with crushed garlic and olive oil. You can serve it with bread or as a dish with salt cod, boiled potatoes and carrots.
  • Tapenade: an olive dip mixed with capers, olive oil, spices and lemon juice or garlic served on toasted bread. There are a few different recipes featuring black or green olives or sun-dried tomatoes, sometimes
  • Anchoïade: purée of anchovies, mixed with olive oil and capers.

Meals

Here are some of the delicious meals you should try in Provence:

  • Ratatouille: a vegetable casserole made of tomatoes, eggplants (aubergines), zucchini (courgettes), onions, peppers, cooked in olive oil and flavoured with herbs and garlic.
  • Pissaladière: a sort of caramelized onions and anchovy tart topped with black olives.
  • Salade Niçoise: a salad made of tomatoes, lettuce and hard-boiled eggs, olives and anchovies or tuna and dressed with olive oil. You can also find it mixed with extra cooked vegetables such as beans and potatoes, or raw vegetables such as green peppers and corn.

Cheese

Goat cheese (Fromage de chèvre in French) is very good in Provence. It comes either frais = fresh, with a mild creamy taste, demi-sec = semi-dry, or sec = dry.

Sweets and desserts

Here are some of the yummy sweets and desserts you should try in Provence:

  • Lavender and honey ice cream: this is THE ice cream that you have to try in Provence. It’s a real delight!
  • Nougat: you have the nougat blanc = white nougat, a confectionary made with sugar/honey, roasted almonds and egg whites. It’s coming in a lot of different flavors. And you also have the nougat noir or nougatine (which doesn’t contain eggs). It’s very sweet and eating a little piece is a real treat!
  • Calissons, a speciality of Aix-en-Provence: slices of almond paste topped with a sugary covering in a shape of almond with a 3,5 cm length (2 inches). They have a texture similar to that of marzipan, but with a fruitier flavour.
  • Candied fruits: named fruits confits in French. There are produced by traditional methods in the region.
  • Tropézienne: a dessert pastry consisting of a brioche filled unctuous creams and a sprinkled with grains of sugar.

Drinks

Here are some of the amazing drinks you should try in Provence:

  • Provence is famous for its red and rosé wines. Here are some of the wines you should try: the most famous of Provence’s “appellation contrôlée” wines is Châteauneuf du Pape, all the wines from the “Côtes du Rhône” designated area, and the wine from Bandol, produced in one of the oldest wine-growing areas of France.
  • Pastis, an aniseed-flavoured liqueur, the best for the apéritif hour in the south of France.

What to visit in Provence except the lavender fields

Aside on wandering in the lavender fields, there are a lot of things to do in Provence! I have listed them here and will give a bit more details about some of the villages in the next paragraphs.

What to do around the lavender fields and/or if you stay only for a few days

If you come to Provence to see the lavender fields but just for a few days, here are some of the cool things you can do:

  • Explore the beautiful villages in the area: Valensole, Riez, Moustier Sainte Marie, Gordes, Roussillon and Fontaine de Vaucluse to name only a few. I am giving more info about a few of them below.
  • Visit Notre-Dame de Sénanque: a Cistercian abbey near the village of Gordes. It’s located in a pretty valley and surrounded by lavender fields. It was founded in 1148.
  • For those who like the outdoor, go to the Gorges du Verdon and the Lac de Sainte Croix: one of Europe’s most beautiful river canyon. You can rent kayaks to travel on the river and the lake, or hike.

What to do in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur if you have more time

If you come to Provence for a week or more, you will have the time to see much more. Here are some of the fantastic things you can do:

  • Visit the well-known cities of the region:
    • Marseille, the capital city of the region.
    • St Tropez, with its beaches and fancy beach clubs. The market also worth the visit.
    • Cannes, famous for the film festival.
    • Nice, with beautiful beaches and coastline, and an amazing architecture
    • Aix-en-Provence, with a nice pedestrian city center. It used to be the home of the painter Cézanne.
  • Admire the Palais des Papes in Avignon: the largest gothic structure in Europe.
  • See the Pont du Gard: an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge built in the first century AD.
  • Walk in the Calanques: a series of rocky cliffs and bays between the city of Marseille and the town of Cassis.

 

Those are just ideas as this region is very big and very touristy!

More info about the most charming towns in Provence

Visit the village of Valensole

Valensole is a pretty medieval village of Provence ideally located in the middle of a plateau of lavender and almond trees. Its name means Valley of Sun: lovely right?!

I have listed a few things to do in Valensole:

  • See the famous fountain Place Thiers dating from 1681 (here in the photo) and refresh yourself if needed.
  • Buy some lavender products and some souvenirs.
  • Eat a lavender and honey ice cream. Seriously, you cannot leave Valensole without having eaten this ice cream!
  • Look at the beautiful old houses in the colors of Provence.
  • Relax on the terrace of one of the friendly restaurants or cafés.

Walk around the village of Roussillon

If you drive 1h30 to the West from Valensole, you will find the unique village of Roussillon: this place is one of the “most beautiful villages of France”!

It’s located in the very heart of the biggest ochre deposits in the world and all the facades have this beautiful ochre color. I enjoyed getting lost in the streets looking at all the colors of the houses around me! The town hall of Roussillon is charming. My secret tip: I also felt in love with a painted door at the entrance of the village in the street named “rue de la Fontaine”.

Admire the village of Gordes

Gordes is another village high on the list of the “most beautiful villages of France”. As it’s located on top of a hill, it has a privileged position. Adding to this its charm and its typical architecture with white and grey stones and you will understand why it worth the visit!

There is a great viewpoint to capture the village and the valley. My secret tip: if you look for “Town Viewpoint Gordes” on Google maps you will find it. There is even a parking lot! FYI do not park on the side of the road outside of the parking lot or you will get fined, I learned this the hard way 🙁 .

Be amazed in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

The village of Fontaine de Vaucluse is located in a valley at the foot of a cliff of the Monts de Vaucluse. A mythical source of water is surging forth from this cliff and is the reason why you should visit it. Historically named “Vallis Clausa” (meaning closed valley), this spring is celebrated since the antiquity! It is the most powerful spring in France and the fifth in the world!

Fontaine de Vaucluse is lovely with its traditional houses painted with ochre colors and the river flowing through the village! You will enjoy walking around in the village! Also you have to take a look at the source of the spring. There is a little hike to take you there and you will see its impressive blue eye!

Discover the town of Riez, aka Riez-la-Romaine

Riez is a little town located in Verdon Regional Nature Park (Parc Naturel Régional du Verdon) on Valensole plateau. It was founded in the 1st century and therefore is the most ancient city in the area. Hence is nickname: “Riez-la-Romaine” – which means the Roman in French. You can still find some Roman ruins on the edge of the city center. There are four Corinthian columns, remains of a Roman temple to Apollo (the ‘Temple of Riez’) and an ancient baptistery, remains of a cathedral. My secret tip: those Roman ruins are located close to a parking area. There is a dedicated space for picnic there and it’s really nice!

There is a local market in the city center every Wednesday and Saturday mornings where you can buy a lot of fresh local products (meat and fish, cheese, vegetables and fruits…), flowers and other things. You can also enjoy the medieval architecture of Riez. This traditional city is very pleasant!

The best souvenirs to buy in Provence

Fountain in Valensole - Provence, France
Fountain in Valensole - Provence, France

The last essential I want to share with you in this guide to the lavender fields in Provence is the souvenirs you can buy here. Lavender being the hero of the region of Provence and the reason of your trip, I highly recommend that you bring back home some lavender products! You can buy a bouquet of lavender and let it dry at home. Lavender soap and toiletries are also good ideas. The lavender essential oil has a lot of virtues in aromatherapy: it’s relaxing and can treat anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps. It also has a lot of other properties like anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antidepressant, antiseptic, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, analgesic, detoxifying, hypotensive, and sedative effects. Lastly, it has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles. It can even be used to treat other things, like improving hair health and digestion. There are many beauty products made with lavender. Those would also be great souvenirs to buy.

I mentioned the local gastronomy in a previous paragraph: for sure nougat and calissons would be perfect to offer or to treat yourself! They have a rather long expiry date which makes them easy to transport.

Lavender fields in Provence, France
Lavender fields in Provence, France

As you may have realized after reading this article, Provence is an amazing region that worth the visit! The lavender fields will blow you away and there is a ton of other natural and cultural attractions in the area! You will want to visit more than once! I hope I gave you all the essentials you need in this guide to the lavender fields in Provence. If you need more info, do not hesitate to contact me, I will do my best to help you! I also found this official website full of info: Les Routes de la Lavande.

If you are visiting France, take a look at my articles about Paris, our beautiful capital city, and Alsace, a beautiful region in East of France!

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68 Comments
  • Portia Jones
    Posted at 12:00h, 30 May Reply

    As usual, your photos are incredible. I would love to get back to France as soon as restrictions are lifted, i am missing travel so much right now. I’m totally adding Provence to my travel list now.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:16h, 31 May Reply

      Thank you Portia, it means a lot! I hope you will be able to come in France as soon as possible and enjoy the beautiful region of Provence!

  • Emma
    Posted at 12:17h, 30 May Reply

    Beautiful! I have been coming back to Provence two years in a row during summer, but I could never catch the lavender fields in full blooms. I think this year will not work out either, but I am not giving up!!
    Super gorgeous pictures and complete guide!

    • Curls en Route
      Posted at 12:46h, 30 May Reply

      Beautiful pictures!! I’d love to go there someday, it seems like an off the beaten path trip!

      • Limitlesssecrets
        Posted at 11:22h, 31 May Reply

        There are many places in Provence that worth the visit indeed: cute villages and beautiful nature everywhere! I hope you can see them by yourself!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:17h, 31 May Reply

      It’s always a matter of timing indeed. If you can plan your trip at the beginning of the summer it will help! Thank you for the compliments!

  • Sophie
    Posted at 12:23h, 30 May Reply

    I’d absolutely love to visit the lavender fields in Provence. They look absolutely incredible. I’ve visited a few of the lavender fields here in the UK, which are amazing, but Provence is really the creme de la creme of lavender fields. This guide is AWESOME! Thank you so much. I’ve already got it saved for when I can go! Fingers crossed it’ll be this year.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:19h, 31 May Reply

      I am hoping you can make it to Provence this year Sophie! You will love those endless lavender fields for sure! Thank very much 🙂

  • madhu sharma
    Posted at 12:29h, 30 May Reply

    Wow I have been dreaming of being in those lavendar fields..thanks for sharing lovely guide n beautiful pics.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:19h, 31 May Reply

      Thank you Madhu! Hopefully you can realize this dream and enjoy it to the fullest!

  • Suvarna Arora
    Posted at 12:36h, 30 May Reply

    I thought to visit here this year in June but hopefully next year. I love lavender fields and I have only been once in Tasmania. This is a great guide that I will keep handy.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:20h, 31 May Reply

      I would love to see lavender fields in some other parts of the world Suvarna! I am so sorry you won’t be able to see the ones in Provence this year. Next year will be amazing!

  • Sara Essop
    Posted at 12:44h, 30 May Reply

    I’d love to see these fields in person some day. They look gorgeous!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:21h, 31 May Reply

      It’s even better in real Sara! A real dream!

  • Gemma
    Posted at 13:11h, 30 May Reply

    The Lavender fields have always been a dream for me. I’m definitely going to make it happen now. Also, the icecream looks amazing.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:23h, 31 May Reply

      I am sure you will have the opportunity in the future Gemma! And the lavender and honey ice cream is such a great treat! Still mouth watering thinking about it!

  • Simply Madeleine
    Posted at 13:33h, 30 May Reply

    I plan to do a big France trip next year including Provence. Can´t wait to see the lavender fields. Thanks for sharing this guide!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:36h, 31 May Reply

      Aww that’s awesome Madeleine! You will have an amazing trip for sure! Happy to be helpful!

  • Parnashree Devi
    Posted at 14:03h, 30 May Reply

    Your post has convinced me to plan a trip to Provence. Your photos are absolutely stunning. Just wanted to know who clicked those breathtaking shots. Loved your blog.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:39h, 31 May Reply

      That’s amazing if I motivated you to visit Provence Parnashree! Thank you for the compliments! I am my own photographer. Therefore for my photoshoots I am doing the settings on the camera and framing what I want, then I am asking the friends who are visiting with me to click my vision :).

  • Dana Berez
    Posted at 14:35h, 30 May Reply

    I am sure it smelled AMAZING! It’s been on my list for a while! So many tips here thank you.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:40h, 31 May Reply

      Hopefully you can come here very soon Dana! You will LOVE it here!

  • Maya
    Posted at 14:42h, 30 May Reply

    Such a beautiful and inspirational post! Love the smaller village you’ve mentioned and your mini-guides. Very helpful. A road trip around this area would be such an amazing experience! Have I mentioned the photos are absolutely stunning?!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:42h, 31 May Reply

      Thank you Maya! The region of Provence is full of treasures! I am always trying my best to provide as many tips as possible, so I am glad you find them useful :)!

  • Nancy Hann
    Posted at 14:54h, 30 May Reply

    I love wandering lavender fields! I’ve had a chance to visit a few in America, but not in France. You’ve given so many great tips about this area. I hope to get back to France sometime soon. It’s such a magical place. Thank you!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:43h, 31 May Reply

      Provence is definitely one of the best places in the world to see the lavender fields Nancy! They are so dreamy! Hopefully you can see them by yourself soon!

  • Linnea
    Posted at 15:19h, 30 May Reply

    I would love to go to Provence! That’s such a great tip about the harvest mid-July. I’ll be sure to come at the end of June, or the beginning of July!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:44h, 31 May Reply

      It’s better not to come too late indeed Linnea. I wish for you that you can seen those beautiful fields and the amazing region of Provence by yourself!

  • Hillary Newman
    Posted at 15:37h, 30 May Reply

    Gah! Could these lavender fields be more stunning? So beautiful. Great photography!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:45h, 31 May Reply

      The lavender fields in Provence are SO magical Hillary! And it’s even better in real as you can enjoy it with your 5 senses!

  • Amanda OBrien
    Posted at 16:36h, 30 May Reply

    wow gorgeous photos! Love this thorough guide – thanks for providing the detail on time of year and time to day to get the best pics. And great to know what other flowers and plants can be captured at the same time of year!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:46h, 31 May Reply

      Thank you Amanda! I did my best to provide useful information to have the best experience in the area!

  • Taylor
    Posted at 18:15h, 30 May Reply

    This is an amazing guide Ophelie! I was there almost two years ago for my birthday. I would love to go back and actually stay in Valensole and visit all the restaurants you went to. I stayed in Avignon last time and did the fields around Gordes, Roussillon and a few other small towns in that area. Your photos are absolutely stunning. 🙂

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:25h, 31 May Reply

      That’s great that you visited this area for your birthday! Such a nice way to celebrate it! The fields around Valensole seem wider than the ones I have seen in the area where you stayed last time, so I am sure you will enjoy a new trip! Thank you for the kind words!

  • Kriszti
    Posted at 18:41h, 30 May Reply

    Omg seeing the lavender fields in Provence is such a big dream of mine! Your photos are stunning, as always! 🙂

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:26h, 31 May Reply

      Thank you Kriszti! I hope this will be possible this summer for you!

  • Madison Schreiber
    Posted at 19:01h, 30 May Reply

    What stunning photos! This is one of my dream experiences so this guide is super helpful, I can’t wait to try the lavender ice cream you recommended! 😋

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:26h, 31 May Reply

      I am glad to read that my guide will be handy for you Madison! The lavender ice cream is to die for <3!

  • Diedre in Wanderland
    Posted at 20:28h, 30 May Reply

    I was so sad when I missed my chance to visit the Lavender fields during my time in France. Your post took me there and back! 😍

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:28h, 31 May Reply

      Such a pity you missed it last time Diedre :(. I wish that you can get another opportunity soon!

  • Sujenne Macaay
    Posted at 21:09h, 30 May Reply

    First off…. WOW your photos are stunning!
    Second .. This guide is amazing! perfect for when my trip I was planning for next year!
    Seeing your photos is like virtual traveling. I feel in Provence right now !

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:29h, 31 May Reply

      Thank you for the compliments Sujenne! I am sure you will enjoy Provence and the lavender fields to the fullest next year!

  • Hanna
    Posted at 21:52h, 30 May Reply

    Oh my goodness I have to go next year, this year was my original plan! The photos in this post give me such wanderlust I love it! And love all of your outfits 🙂

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:30h, 31 May Reply

      This region is so photogenic Hanna! I am sure you will have an opportunity to come here sooner or later and capture all the beauty of this region by yourself!

  • BELLA
    Posted at 22:02h, 30 May Reply

    These photos are so pretty! I really admire your dedication to getting dressed up and posing in beautiful dresses! I’m always so dishevelled and sweaty when I’m travelling!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:31h, 31 May Reply

      Thank you Bella! As a content creator I love to create beautiful pictures to make people dream, so it’s a real pleasure for me!

  • Urban Wanders
    Posted at 22:05h, 30 May Reply

    I knew France had lavender fields but I had no idea they were this stunning! Would love to visit one day! Thanks for such a detailed post 🙂

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:32h, 31 May Reply

      The lavender fields in Provence are a real dream! Hopefully you will get the chance to enjoy them!

  • Cassie
    Posted at 22:39h, 30 May Reply

    These photos are so beautiful. Wonderful tips for the lavender fields!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:32h, 31 May Reply

      Thank you Cassie! I am happy to help and provide the best advice for the future travellers in Provence!

  • Bliss
    Posted at 22:40h, 30 May Reply

    I really hope we can see the lavender fields this year. They’re so beautiful and I’ve always wanted to go. This is a great guide for them!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:33h, 31 May Reply

      I wish your dream will be realized this summer Bliss! Glad this guide arrived on time!

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 22:41h, 30 May Reply

    Your pictures are so beautiful! I was suppose to visit the lavender fields this year! Thank you for reminding me that this still needs to be on top of my to do list!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:34h, 31 May Reply

      This year is a bit special indeed Stephanie… But hopefully you will get the opportunity in the future and have fun in the lavender fields!

  • Ann
    Posted at 06:09h, 31 May Reply

    Your photos are so stunning! What an amazing guide to visiting the lavender fields, makes me want to return to Provence so badly!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 11:35h, 31 May Reply

      Thank you Ann! Provence is the kind of region that worth to be visited again and again indeed!

  • Krystianna
    Posted at 19:55h, 31 May Reply

    Oh my gosh, your photos are incredible! I’d love to visit more of France one day. I’ve only ever been to Paris!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 23:50h, 13 June Reply

      Thank you for the compliment Krystianna! France is such an amazing country, we have a lot of different landscapes. I hope you will be able to see more of it!

  • Ashley
    Posted at 04:51h, 01 June Reply

    Beautiful pictures! The lighting is spectacular. Thanks for all the great info on the lavender fields in Provence, I’d love to visit them one day.

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 23:51h, 13 June Reply

      Thank you Ashley! I am sure you will adore the lavender fields in Provence if you get the opportunity to visit this region!

  • Sam
    Posted at 15:43h, 01 June Reply

    I am dreaming to visit these fields! hopefully next year! I really love how detailed this guide is and I will deff have to refer back to it and all the good places to eat when I get to finally go!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 23:52h, 13 June Reply

      Amazing Sam! I am glad you are finding it helpful and I hope you can experience Provence by yourself next year!

  • Léa
    Posted at 12:37h, 06 June Reply

    Ton article m’a rappelé tellement de bons souvenirs (et je vois qu’on a les mêmes tips ahah)! J’aurais adoré y retourner cette année, mais ce sera pour plus tard. En tout cas, j’adore toutes les photos, sublimes!!

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 23:59h, 13 June Reply

      Oui en effet on a plein de tips en commun Léa ! Même pour les abeilles je vois ! On a la même manière de penser 🙂

  • Loren
    Posted at 00:52h, 07 June Reply

    It all looks so bright, colorful, and amazing. I can only imagine the smell of lavender.
    Thank you so much for this post! I dream of one day going to Provence and now I have a detailed what to do/eat guide.
    Loren

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 00:02h, 14 June Reply

      The smell of lavender is incredible loren and the colors are stunning! I wish you can experience it by yourself one day!

  • Sara
    Posted at 18:06h, 17 October Reply

    This is (hopefully) definitely on my 2021 travel bucket list. Thank you for writing such an extensive and helpful guide, I’ll definitely come back to it once I’ll start planning my Provence trip 🙂

    • Limitlesssecrets
      Posted at 22:18h, 18 October Reply

      Amazing Sara! I am so glad to help you for your future trip! Provence is such a beautiful region of France!

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