Photograph the Lavender fields of Plateau de Valensole

France Valensole Lavender Fields

Added by Lisa Michele Burns

When the warmer months come around, fields of lavender bloom to the horizon in Provence, France.

Ideal for a day trip or a series of little hikes throughout various fields, the Plateau de Valensole is located in the Provence region of France.

Every year in late June and early July you'll find lavender fields filled with purple blooms. Sunset creates a beautiful scene as it dips behind the surrounding mountains.

If you've got a car, venture to the lavender fields at Mas Saint-Andrieux because there's also thousands of sunflowers and a small abandoned stone building that looks incredible in photos.

For a full guide to the lavender locations around Valensole check the map here.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Water (the fields can be a bit out of the way)
  • Long pants/skirt to avoid bee stings as you walk through the fields
  • Sunglasses
  • Hire a car to drive through the region and access more fields
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Activities:

Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Summer

Trail Type:

Point-to-Point

Distance:

14.9 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Easy Parking
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers

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