Lavender is the soul of Provence - Jean Giono
Since we traveled so late in the season, I thought the only lavender we'd see and smell in Provence would be dried and bundled at the markets. But did I mention we had a "good trip fairy" who made sure we got every last bit of magic from our adventures?
"I would DEFINITELY suggest driving to Valensole--it is on the way and "le plateau" is home to the most spectacular lavender fields in Provence!" our "good trip fairy" emailed the day we left Moustiers-Sainte-Marie to meet up with friends in Noves. And so thanks to her (AKA the lovely and talented Heather from Lost in Arles) we reprogrammed our GPS and away we went...
And with most of the fields freshly harvested, we could have found our way by just following our noses. Stepping out of the car was like being wrapped in purple velvet.
Did you know that lavender is the flower of eternity? The perfume-scented fields are certainly something I'll never forget about our trip. The smell of lavender will always take me back to Provence.
Is there any scent that always takes you away to a favorite faraway place?