Valensole Lavender Plateau Provence

The lavender in the garden at Le Diamant Noir, Aups, is in full bloom, so we decided it was time to go to the lavender fields. We were not to be disappointed. Our route took us up onto the lavender … Read More

Lavender Plateau in February

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, … Read More

Summer in Provence- Verdon

About half an hour from Le Diamant Noir at Aups, you can reach the lavender plateau, where the fields of purple are truly worth the trip.  The lavender harvest is now under way, so some of the fields have been … Read More

Brocante in Aups

Throughout the summer months, various extra provencal markets are set up , in order toattract the tourists,   and to provide a market for local producers to sell their goods. The market today was dedicated to “flea market” treasures  and … Read More

The Lavender Plateau at Dawn

Not far from Aups in the Haut Var area of Provence, is the start of the Valensole lavender plateau. While it was still dark, my daughter and I set off on a mission, to see the sun rise over the … Read More

Provencal harvest

The summer  harvest in Provence  has been gathered.  Along with the cereal crops, the fields of lavender and sunflowers add to the typically provencal landscape- the subject of many works of art.  Hues of gold, yellows and purple add a … Read More