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Provence series: Lavender Route

Posted on: October 18, 2013 by Nataliya Volosovych | No Comments
Provence series: Lavender Route

Provence series: Lavender Route

This summer in Provence I was in search of lavender and everything related to it. The images of endless lavender fields were haunting me and I wanted to have one of my own. Since there was almost no spring across Europe, lavender decided to bloom much later and when I came in June it just started to color the hills of Luberon and Vaucluse plateaus. You can only imagine my disappointment and sadness when I came to those famous sights and saw almost everything just green…


Nevertheless, it was a spectacular ride from Cassis directly to the North of the region, towards Gordes and its Senanque Abbey and all the way to Sault. I took mountain back roads, saw some sleepy villages on the way, enjoyed small local markets, and marveled at the little towns that sit so naturally on the face of local hills.


I always loved lavender. It is said that lavender can heal insect bites and burns as well as repel insects, it can give you relieve when you have headaches, and it helps you sleep if you have the flowers by your pillow. Dried lavender is used to repel moths in the closets and lavender oil can help to cure acne.











Senanque Abbey in Gordes



















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  1. Jana — October 19, 2013 at 19:03

    great pics and colours! thanks for the tour!xxx

  2. Jana — October 19, 2013 at 19:03

    …and the last pic is my fav ONE:-)

  3. — October 19, 2013 at 19:05

    Thanks, Jana! Glad I can take you to Provence 🙂 I saw so many colorful windows and doors that I can start a series on them along!

  4. economistUS — October 19, 2013 at 19:07

    remember that we also found out we did not know about that side of France: there they have lots of sweet cherry orchards. And in contrast to lavender, we were there in the season for cherries!

  5. Jana — May 10, 2015 at 06:00

    btw lavender oil is great anti-bacterial remedy too and works wonder on burned skin (sunburn or after hot water)…did u know Bulgaria is now for 3 years the biggest lavender oil producer in th world? i was looking for what is the best time to go home+photograph the lavender fields, lo :-))) great minds think alike, I see, xoxo


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