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lavender field, Valensole Plateau, France

Photo by Atout France/Michel Angot

Lavender Fields

Valensole Plateau, France

Located in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, the famed lavender fields perfume this picturesque area with their signature scent. Long before you see them, the sweet smell welcomes you to Valensole Plateau. Visit in July to fully revel in the blue fields, as well as explore all the Provencal delights, such as tiny village markets and leisurely dinners served with local wines. Not to miss are the villages of Saint-Martin-de-Bromes, Riez and Esparron-de-Verdon.

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