Lavander road

One, two, three nights, one week ? take your time to enjoy lavender fields only visible once in a year.

  • The internationally renowned lavender is here ! 

    Observe it then close your eyes, smell, listen: everything is here and nothing else exists, maybe just this delicious smell reminds you of childhood. 

     

  • A visual delight !

    Avoid the hottest time of the day which could change the way you or your camera, view the lavender colours. At sunset, the end of the day or early evening would be the optimal time.

     

  • Selfie and picture taking time. 

    Please do not enter lavender fields, as you risk to disturb bees who are our important regional workers supplying us with their exceptional honey !
    Thank you to them and the farmers.

  • Where are the lavander fields ?

    In the Forcalquier area, the lavender fields are spread around many different villages. It would not be right to designate the exact places as these fields change every year depending on the farmer.

    Wild, next to a perched village, at the detour of a trail, you will certainly find them in the villages of Montlaux, Cruis, Saint-Etienne-les-Orgues, Ongles, Lardiers, Saint-Michel l’Observatoire, Banon, Simane la Rotonde and many more.

To continue the experience

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To go further

  • Itinerary of the lavender road here
  • Aromatic and medicinal plants of Forcalquier – Lure mountain area guide here