The lavander road
The large “rolling fields of lavender” are around Sault, Banon, Valensole on the eastern part of Mont Ventoux, and the eastern part of the Luberon that is higher in altitude.
Strolling in this région, you will get your fill of Lavander !
Lavender is an altitude plant, which generally grows between 800 and 1 200 meters in Provence.
A sterile hybrid called “Lavandin” can grow at lower at lower altitude between 500 and 800 meters.
It is the amount of rain and the warmth in spring that determine the blossoming in summer. The blooming period is generally between early June and mid-July.
In the middle of July the harvest begins with cutting the bunches of lavender flowers by hand, after that the cutting is done by machines.
In the area of Sault, there is the lavender festival each year on August 15th in Sault, which is actually quite a big feast. Therefore, they do not cut the Lavender in Sault area before August 15th.