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The Best Time to See Lavender in Provence

 bending tree Lavender in Provence

Lavender in Provence is definitely something you want to put on your bucket list of places to go and things to see.  The palette of deep purples to vibrant blues often against an 11th or 12th century architectural design or village is, needless to say, breath taking.

However, here’s the hitch:  the four corners of the world know about it today.  Each year, the Provencal lavender bloom attracts thousands, and thousands of visitors.  So where does that leave you?

Kings Cake in Provence

What is a Kings Cake?

kings cake in Provence

Colorful January in Provence!  No, Provence is not a tropical island but it does have an array of colors even in the middle of winter.  I’m talking about a particular delight in all French bakeries that help cheer the soul during the long and grey month of January.  Yesterday, I went around to a few bakeries in my hometown to get some pictures to show you just what I’m talking about.

Experience a Troglodyte in Provence

Experience a Troglodyte

Some things just have to be experienced – photos, as beautiful as they may be, just can’t speak as loudly as the place itself. Especially when you are visiting a troglodyte in Provence.

 

Troglodyte in Provence

Olive Mill Troglodyte in Provence

I opened the door and immediately felt transcended to a completely different world.  The silence was incredible; nothing distracted me from imagining the site full of busy people from the past.