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Lavender rewind

I just can’t leave Valensole without doing justice to the 101 lavender pictures I’ve taken … . . . and, oh, we will be so happy to say Au revoir to les mouches!
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The country roads leading to this cliffside village wind through, not rolling wheatlands, but hill and dale of pale lilac and rich violet lavandin and lavender. It makes for a lovely drive. From our guidebook you’d never have known that Moustiers was such a charmingly pretty village. It’s a place of fountains and flower baskets…
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A world full of lavender

Don’t disturb the photographer. Hard at work … Violet, lilac, amethyst, mauve … all these colours could be used to describe the deep hues of the lavender here. It was first cultivated on the Valensole plateau in the 19th century, and the town still produces 80% of the world’s lavender today. We’ve been gobsmacked by…
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