Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Provence certainly lives up to its reputation. There was so much we wanted to see and do, so I tried to schedule things to make sure we'd have enough time and in particular so we could see those endless rolling fields of lavender. We even managed to go to a lavender festival and see it being harvested.

The entire area is so full of color and is a bit of sensory overload with the smell of lavender, cicada's chirping, warm summer sun, cacti, goat cheese with honey and thyme, rosé, and some of the clearest nights I can recall with twinkling stars above. It's all pretty magical.

I've made a little map, which marks the cities we visited. Also, here are a few links I found helpful, if you're planning a trip yourself.
Shopping in Aix
Provence Markets by day of week
Lourmarin Market (Friday)
The Louberon
Lavender routes map

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