It’s finally here, the spring. Nature awakes…

The landscape of Provence is beginning to fill up with the colours of almond, cherry and apricot blossoms.  The vineyards are coming alive with new leaves unfolding.  The traditional Provençal markets are filling up with punnets of strawberries, tasty asparagus.  Every village are buzzing with activities to welcome the tourists.
Lavender “The Blue Gold” symbol of Provence.  The word Lavender is derived from Latin ‘Lavare’ meaning to wash.  Since 2000 years ago, Romans are known to use it to scent their baths, linens and clothes.  After ‘resting’ during the winter, the plants and soil are warming up.  Spring is the period when the young plants are gathered from the nurseries and are planted in the fields.  Farmers work to pull out weeds between the rows of lavender and organic fertilisers are added to the soil.
2 more months to go… we look forward with great anticipation for the first flower to appear.
You can already book online your lavender tour http://www.provence-reservation.com !
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Three days before the start of the Lavender tours !

Be ready to admire and discover the lavender fields of Provence ! 薰衣草之旅本周开始从阿维尼翁!

The lavender tours from Avignon will start on June 5th !!! Don’t miss the opportunity to book your seats with Provence Reservation on the website http://www.provence-reservation.com or on the following link : click here

Discover the magic of the blue fields of Provence and if you are lucky you might see some red poppies fields that are still in bloom !

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Olive oil with Lavender flavour ! 橄榄油薰衣草

Two treasures of Provence : Lavender and Olive oil
 
Some producers decided to mix those two to create a unique taste ! 
The Olive oil of Villeneuve les Avignon, has been nominated best olive oil of the world last week so do not hesitate to taste it !
Taste the salad, tomatos or goat cheese flavoured with the lavender olive oil. Your taste budss will be suprised !
Provence Réservation and Provence Tours offer tours including olive oil tastings, do not hesitate to have a look on the website http://www.provence-reservation.com !
 
Less than one month before the start of the lavender tours !
Blue sky and sun, the fields are ready to get in bloom soon
Don’t miss the blooming season of the Lavender of Provence and book your seats now : click here
 
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Only a few months before blooming season !

In a few weeks lavender will start to bloom in Provence ! The green fields will become blue and you will be able to smell the lavender flowers !  If you are coming to Avignon you will be able to admire a little field just in front of the famous bridge of Avignon.

Do not hesitate to book your seats on the lavender tours that will soon be sold out !

If you are lucky you will also be able to see the sunflower fields in bloom around end of July

You can book your tour from Avignon, Aix en Provence, Marseille or Arles directly on the website of Provence Reservation : www.provence-reservation.com

Morning tours, afternoon tours or full day tours, make your choice and discover this treasure of Provence !

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Valensole

The famous « Plateau de Valensole » is one of our favorite places to go to admire the lavender in blooming season !
With more or less 800 km2, this plateau is one of the largest areas of France destinated to the cultivation of lavender.
Romans perfumed their baths and their clothes and also put lavender sachets of lavender in their closets. Established in France by the Phoenicians, lavender was essentially planted  in Provence because of  its climate : more or less 300 sunny days a year ! The fields of lavander are planted as far as the eyes can see and the blooming period is just breathtaking !
It is a place you can not miss during your journey to Provence !
Have a stop at the village of Valensole and taste the lavender honey, lavender ice cream or find some souvenirs based on the lavender essential oil known for its medicinal vertues
Several excursions include Valensole from Avignon, Aix en Provence and Marseille ! To have more information click here
 
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