Lavender field and treeLavender is the symbol of Provence and the traditional species of South-east France. It grows either naturally or in little cultivated parcels on the plateaus of the Alpes de Haute-Provence and gives an essential oil of the highest quality.

Essential oil of lavender from the Alpes de Haute-Provence brings well-being and a feeling of relaxation…

Medicine and aromatherapy

Essential oil of lavender is the oil which is the most used in aromatherapy. It is recognized for its antisepticanti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. Purifying, stimulating and regenerating, it is also used as a natural insect-repellent.

Traditional crafts in the Alpes de Haute-Provence

Lavender is used to decorate your home (dried flowers, bouquets, etc.) and also to perfume (scent, sachets for linen…).

Lavender fieldsOn the routes de la lavande

The pays de Forcalquier-Montagne de Lure is highlighted by its lavender fields which stretch as far as the eye can see in summertime (it flowers from the end of June to the end of July). It is impossible to imagine the region without its beautiful purple colour and its heady scent which fills the air.

Come and visit our region, discover all our lavender-based activities (production, extraction and distillation, etc.)!

Discover the routes de la lavande and their fascinating landscapes.

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