A short drive from Le Diamant Noir, through Aups and on to the Lac Saint Croix, takes you to the lavender plateau, a world away from the 21st bustle of day to day life.

Here nature is taking its course, allowing the carefully cropped  lavender plants to rest over the winter months, before gathering their strength  to produce the most spectacular sight  of lavender plumes again in the summer.

A beautiful  warm February afternoon, showed the peace and beauty of this region at its best.  In the distance the snowy caps were IMG_0709a reminder that here too it is winter, but today there was a feeling of spring in the air.

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