The top 10 things to do in Provence

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Spectacular scenery to explore, historic sights to discover and beautiful villages to tarry in, there’s so much to see and do whilst staying at one of our holiday cottages with pools in Provence.

Here’s our guide to the Top 10 Things to Do In Provence.

1. Smell the lavender
Early summer is the time to see the famous Provencal lavender fields at their best, particularly on the high plateaux of Sault and Valensole north of the Luberon where the many varieties of this plant grow well in the thin, rocky soil. After the harvest, from mid July, local distilleries process the essential oils and the lavender festivals commence. Coinciding with the peak tourist season, this busy time offers opportunities for learning more about the age-old cultivation of this herb whose products can be found on sale throughout Provence at all times of the year. At the heart of the region busy Manosque is home to the natural cosmetics firm L’Occitane, whose humble beginnings originate in the lavender fields. Visitors can learn about the company’s global success story at its factory and shop on the outskirts of town.

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