Lavender that goes into your L’Occitane beauty products

The area I talk about in my book THYME IN PROVENCE south east of Banon as you head towards Forcalquier has another claim to fame for you lovers of all things fragrant. It is the interesting site that is used by L’Occitane to gather and distill the lavender that they use in the products that grace their outlets around the world

Thoughts of Provence on a English Winters Day

My thoughts have been diverted from finishing my latest book to the sunny beautiful region of Provence. I have written in my book THYME FOR PROVENCE about the gorgeous expanse of lavender around the Abbey at Senanque just north of Gordes but it is worth pointing out some other areas that should be on your ‘must see’ list if you are a lover of this beautiful fragrant plant. I appreciate that there are many people for whom a visit to Provence must be made in the lavender season as it is crucial to their experience of the region. My wife Niamh is one of those people.

Lavender fields in Provence France

I have written of the remarkable expanse of lavender around the Abbey at Senanque just north of Gordes in the chapter ‘Our week in Provence’ in my book on Amazon – THYME for PROVENCE but it is worth briefly pointing out some other areas that should be on your ‘must see’ list if you are a lover of this beautiful fragrant plant. I appreciate that there are many people for whom a visit to Provence must be made in the lavender season as it is crucial to their experience of the region. My wife Niamh is one of those people.

Thoughts of Provence on a English Winters Day

My thoughts have been diverted from finishing my latest book to the sunny beautiful region of Provence. I have written in my book THYME FOR PROVENCE about the gorgeous expanse of lavender around the Abbey at Senanque just north of Gordes but it is worth pointing out some other areas that should be on your ‘must see’ list if you are a lover of this beautiful fragrant plant. I appreciate that there are many people for whom a visit to Provence must be made in the lavender season as it is crucial to their experience of the region. My wife Niamh is one of those people.