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    by Beausoleil Updated May 1, 2013

    When you visit Provence, you want to see fields of lavender. If you come at the right time, it is an easy thing to do. It is usually at its best in July.

    It's a little more difficult at the wrong time, but even then, you may get lucky. We have lavender in our back yard (in California) and it blooms on and off all year. In Provence, they have a crop and it is harvested because lavender is an industry there, but there are fields of lavender at other times so if you come after harvest, ask around and see if there is lavender blooming anywhere nearby. It's worth a trip for the view and the aroma. Obviously to see it at its most dramatic, you need to come mid to end of July or early August before the harvest. This changes yearly due to weather so check one of the web sites below.

    Lots of lavender information including where to go and what time to get the best photos at this web site. Lavender in Provence

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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    by chess_machine Written Dec 9, 2005

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    There lays one of our major French writer: Albert Camus, who died in a car accident in 1960 in Lourmarin. There also lays another important writer, Henri Bosco.

    When I went there many years ago, I was astonished to discover Camus' grave really looked bad and had very few flowers...

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    by KnightScene Written Jan 28, 2007

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    Lourmarin, whether your into touring, travelling, art, Photography or simply finding somewhere to hide, is a secret litttle place and quiet most times of the year.
    Each street, in its twisting turning hairpinned way, carries an arty feel of watercolour painted houses with odd pastel paints on window frames and wierd little srt pieces nesting on the deep set windowsills outside.
    Stairways to nowhere and rickety pathways that turn outside the village perimiters into semi tunnells that lead you to the greenery of the hills and surrounds.
    Nested bewteen two hillsides and with a wonderful Norman styled church on ts perimiters, Lourmarin is architecturally scenic as well as being a Living Postcard.
    If you ever pass close, detour enough to stay here for a while.
    Secluded tranquility is never overrated.

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