It is in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region and more precisely in the Alpes de Haute Provence department that the Valensole plateau of approximately 800 km2 is located. Its color changes with the seasons: first pink in March with the almond trees in bloom, it turns blue thanks to the lavender fields from June. With more than 300 days of sunshine per year, the Valensole plateau is one of the most favorable places for the cultivation of lavandin.
Nothing represents Provence better than its immense lavender fields with purple flowers. Among the sites where its flowering can be observed, the Valensole plateau is a star. In a short time, it has become the meeting place for tourists from all over the world wishing to photograph the lavender fields.
Lavandin is a hybrid resulting from a cross between asp lavender and fine lavender (also called true lavender). It is therefore necessary to cut it down if we want to see it multiply. The color of the lavandin fields is uniform while the fine lavender fields will reveal shades of blue-violet.
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