Lavender, blue gold in Drôme Provençale

Lavender: a treat for the eyes, taste and smell.

The best time of the year in Drôme Provençale is when the lavender fields are at their brightest. Lavender fields are blooming between June 15 and July 15. It is said that lavender is more beautiful in the morning or in the late afternoon. What could be better than wandering around a lavender field, with the cicadas singing in the background, during a sunny day, under the sky of Provence? It feels like summer.

In the morning, the dew begins to form on the sprigs of lavender and enhance the mauve and bluish colors. In the evening, once the sun has warmed the ground, the scent of the flowers is mixing with the heated soil. Nothing feels better than this!

When the valley changes of color and the fields are starting to turn purple, it only means one thing: summertime is in the air!

The beauty and romance of lavender: symbol of love and sharing

Lavender is known to be a lucky charm. The word lavender – from the Latin lavare meaning wash – goes back to the Middle Age but, is used since Antiquity by the Egyptians, the Greeks and the Romans to perfume the baths. Considered as elixir of love, the Romans used to put lavender oil on their bodies to seduce. Since then, lavender is associated to romantic relationships.

Our tourist office has created a Lavender-theme stay with 2 days dedicated to well-being and the discovery of the Dieulefit region: Treat your loved ones by offering them this unforgettable stay.

Lavender, blue gold in Drôme Provençale

Lavender, the emblematic flower

There are no less than 300 components in lavender which gives it many benefits:

  • It said that lavender soothes and heals cuts, abrasions, slight burns and insect bites: rubbing some spikes on a bee sting can soothe the pain.
  • Lavender can also have a soothing effect on the nervous system. Put a pinch of lavender in a cup of boiling water and let it brew for 10 minutes while covered. Drink it after dinner to fall asleep more easily .
  • Lavender is an antiseptic for the respiratory tract. Put a handful of flowers in a bowl of hot water and inhale it.

3 species can be found on our territory: fine lavender, Aspic lavender and lavandin.

It is undoubtedly an emblematic flower on our territory.

A 46km drive

Discover the landscapes of Provence. This itinerary goes through the South-West part of the Dieulefit-Bourdeaux region. An area where agricultural lands meet with vineyards and lavender fields.

The village of La Roche-St-Secret

It is a must-see location with its many lavender fields and also the distillery open between July and August.

Click here to see the La Roche-Saint –Secret-Béconne page

You can also go on a hiking trail departing from the village. “Tours et detours du Lez” will make you discover a Mediterranean vegetation. Click here to see the hike


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Discover the beauty of lavender during a 2-days all-inclusive stay. You will sleep in a cottage, try local products, walk through lavender fields, and get a massage.