From the Drôme to the Alpes-Maritimes, through the Hautes-Alpes, the Vaucluse and the Alpes de Haute-Provence, the Lavender Roads invite you to discover an exceptional territory and surprising encounters.
Known worldwide for its unique landscapes, lavender, this plant with a unique fragrance and extraordinary therapeutic virtues, is cultivated by passionate men and women, ready to share their history and their know-how. Throughout these tourist roads, you will learn a lot about lavender secrets, at the heart of a territory with an exceptional natural and cultural heritage.
Hard to grow : between 500 and 1,500 meters on the sunny slopes of the mountains of Haute-Provence, fine lavender is the noblest of flowers. Its essential oil, the most refined, received the AOC "Haute-Provence essential oil". It is increasingly replaced by lavandin, a hybrid between true lavender and aspic lavender : a larger plant with a higher yield of essential oil, but with lower olfactory qualities.
Producers, distilleries, museums, exhibition venues, not to mention the gastronomic breaks and the famous lavender festivals, will help you discover lavender in all of its forms.