Lavender doesn't only grow in France, and it's not the only thing, but we must recognize that the French have majestic examples of these crops. And really, when the lavender is in full bloom during late June the aroma is overwhelming. This field is right outside the village of Bonnieux and is authentically beautiful. If you are in the area and lavender is flowering, you can not help but get close.
I remember I fell in love with this town when I saw a film set in Provence. My curiosity made me wait for the credits to find out where the outdoor scenes were located. Over time, during my trip to Provence, Bonnieux, became one of my destinations. The reality, surpassed the film. Bonnieux is a beautiful Provencal village perched on a hill. From afar it looks like a cube building, honey colored, concentric is embedded in the slope. Its highest point is the "Eglise Haute". It takes 85 steps to get to this point. Enroute we pass through picturesque alleys, tunnels that lead to courtyards with palatial houses, ruins of houses that offer touches of romance. But this is just an appetiser of what to expect when you reach the top. The splendor of the Provencal landscape was unveiled before our eyes. Great cypresses stand near the church, where you can take a summer siesta or sit on one of the benches to contemplate the infinity of the landscape. Meanwhile, the buzzer, the cricri sings, characteristic of the Mediterranean summer evenings and you feel like you are in paradise. Time stops and you have no desire to go elsewhere. Bonnieux has become a very special place for me. I have struggled to choose from the photos, I would have uploaded them all ;)