My weekend in Provence. The first day I spent together with a very nice couple I got to know at La Vudèle. We went to Moustiers Sainte Marie where we visited the market, had the obligatory lavender ice cream (miam miam!) finished with a lazy afternoon at Lac St Croix with its amazingly turquoise and crystal clear water. We made a visit to the Saturday market in the village Riez, just like last year, and I also got to spend an afternoon at Jim and Claudia‘s second house with an amazing view, over looking the sunflower and lavender fields while enjoying the pool. On my last day I did hiking to the village Quinson and walked along Les Gorge du Verdon. So many things to do, visit and see in Provence…but my favourite thing was very simple, to walk along the lavender fields and inhale the flowers beautiful scent…thats why I was so happy that Claudia took me to one of the factory’s where they make the essential oil with the harvested lavender flowers. We got to put some of that fresh produced oil on our skin and I smelled lavender the rest of the day :-)
Lavender and sunflower fields, side by side….
Walking in the sunflower fields :-)
When in Provence…eat lavender ice cream!
Roses growing outside a church
Lac St Croix
Lac st croix
The fields nearby La Vudèle
Ail at marché de Riez
Honey from Miel & Délices du Verdon
the famous star shaped cookies, after the star in Moustiers
organic stand in the marché
The famous eggman
Claudia took me to the Plateau du Valensole so I could see more of the lavender fields..they are all unique
One of the many sunflower fields The village QuinsonLes Gorges du Verdon No Photoshopping, this is how the water looks like ;-)Claudia took me to one of the factory’s where they make the essential oil of the harvested lavender That was an experience! We got to smell the freshly made essentiel oil of the lavenders..and in the photo above you’ll see how the lavenders looks like after the process.
Where the magic happens ;-)