Tour France: Lavender

images-2Tour France: Lavender, Poppies, Perched villages and colorful markets. In May and June you cannot help but celebrate the stunning beauty of Southern France. Van Gogh, below, painted this nearby. It’s striking in both its creativity, and it’s actual depiction of what Provence looks and feels like. The red coloration in the field probably represents the poppy fields that are so prevalent in May and early June.

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An amazing photograph taken by a client last June (2014). The field is just down the hill, and visible from our inn.

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Another great photo by the same client, this time of the painted buildings in a nearby village where we saw the ochre ‘mines’ (pigmentation used to make the paints on these buildings). 

 

 

 

Poppies and olive trees, some of the signature foliage of Provence.

Poppies and olive trees, some of the signature foliage of Provence.

The lavender fields of Provence smell as beautiful as they look!

The lavender fields of Provence smell as beautiful as they look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vines and poppies, side by side, irresistible.

 

 

 

Our October trip also features professional photography lessons!

Setting up for the photo…

Our clients loved to stop in the lavender fields when we passed them!

A quick pic!

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Tour Provence: Lavender in Provence

Tour Provence: Lavender Season


What’s your favorite color? Well, in summer, my favorite color is lavender. And, right now, it’s in full bloom…From the hills of the Luberon to the valleys, the color lavender is everywhere. It’s Bliss!


Contemplating photos….

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Tour France: Summer Vacation in Provence is spectacular.

Sunflowers. We stopped by the side of the road to photograph the sunflower fields.

Provencal Markets –All sorts of great foods and treats (see our earlier blog about how to shop the markets).

This particular Lavender field was a field we walked to –it was in a hidden, off road place. Up in the hills are Roman ruins that are not excavated, and also below –about a 1/2 mile walk is a watering hold where we went swimming. Not a tourist spot at all. In fact, a local friend showed it to us.

And, Bastille Day! What is Bastille Day and what are Bastille Day celebrations like?

See our next post. We’re going to tell you all about the fun activities and what you can do in France during BASTILLE DAY 2012.

A Bientôt,

Bliss Travels!