Many tourists visit the Luberon area for the lavender. The blooming period is between early July and mid-August. We are familiar with the best sites and help you to find them. So, we have several tours : One is a day-wonder adventure which takes you to Sault and several villages around. You can end-up by getting on the top of Mont Ventoux or different places, depending on the time available and your eagerness to see new things.
The alternative is to visit "Plateau de Valensole" near Manosque. There you get the best fields anywhere. It is on the way to Gorges du Verdon ( a fantastic spot). You can program that on the way back to Nice ( A lot of guests split their stay between our part of Provence ( Luberon ) and Côte d'Azur ( Nice - Monaco - Eze etc ...). Also one secret ( among others) is to go to the Senanque Abbey early in the morning before breakfast. At sunrise, you can make the best shots. ( See the background picture). You can also visit a distillery, or closer from us "Musée de la Lavande " ( 3 kms- 2 miles ) which enables you to have a quick overview on the product and its fragances.
More on Lavender is here : Lavender Delights in Luberon
Pictures : They come mostly from Valensole. The poppies and wildflowers come from another place. If you find it ( it is very famous), please tell me. You could earn a reward. Anyway, we have a lot of poppies everywhere here in May-June and spectacular.
To attend a concert in a nearby old church or outdoors in front of a renaissance castle is fantastic for the mind. The most famous are Festival of Lacoste, Musicales du Luberon, generally in Menerbes and all kind of smaller events which last all summer. Above all, you have the Festival International de Piano in La Roque d'Antheron. What we do is , we have a program and suggestions for the period you are here. This must be planned well in advance. We can help you for the bookings.
I will not say there are many guests who do it, maybe because we don't advertise enough. This year there will be a post on the Blog and more details on our booklet.
Pictures : 1- in the Church ( beautiful golden baroque ) of L'Isle sur La Sorgue. 2- In the courtyard of the Lourmarin Castle 3-4-5 Violin concero in the cherch of Menerbes 6- La Roque d'Anteron Festivel ( Piano.)