One fine day in the Alpes-de-Haute Provence

Lavender trail in Sault
Along the lavender trail just north of Sault

Everytime we plan a trip to Provence, I comb the net looking for unique locations in hopes of getting a postcard shot. Some photographers leave just enough clues to figure out where an image was taken, but half the challenge is being in the right place at the right time, and hopefully without a whole bunch of other camera-toting visitors blocking the view.

Bories in Ferrassieres
Bories in Ferrassieres, GPS: 44.138229, 5.471370, on the D189 to Montbrun-les-Bains

Every year Ferrassières hosts a lavender festival on the 1st Sunday in July. We’ve never been, but it sounds like a lot of fun. I wonder if they have food trucks?


Les Lavandes in Monieux

Another thing I love about Provence: restaurants and cafes named lavande/s. Located in quaint or picturesque places, they look like part of a movie set. The above pic is in the tiny village of Monieux. The dogs were great sports about all the driving and walking around, but Maddie is really the best when it comes to posing in front of flowers.

Maddie at Le Jas du Boeuf


11 thoughts on “One fine day in the Alpes-de-Haute Provence

  1. Rosie

    Beautiful photos of the lavender fields. I remember being on holiday with my family in Provence several years ago, and my parents wanted to see the lavender fields. Unfortunately, we arrived a week after it had all been picked! (On the upside, alternative entertainment was provided, in the form of an older couple accidentally hitting the accelerator and driving straight into an ex-lavender field!)


    1. Rowena Post author

      What a shame for the timing, but I had a chuckle at the alternative entertainment. The period when we were there (June 19-22) was perfect – lots of lavender and sunny weather although it did get really hot during the day.

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      1. Rosie

        We were unlucky on the timing, but I’ll never forget that couple. I’ll have to keep that in mind – mid-late June. It’s been roasting in Lyon for most of June, so I imagine further south it must have been sweltering!


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