In Search of Lavender
Lavender season in France is short. After being too late one year and too early the next, in 2017 I decided to plan a Summer trip specifically to see lavender in bloom.
Based on my research, early July was going to be my best option for seeing the elusive (to me, so far) lavender in full bloom. Having been to the area around the Valensole 2 years in a row, I decided to visit the fields near Sault instead.
It looked like this was going to be a solo trip and finding budget-friendly accommodations in high-season isn’t easy. So I decided to stay a little bit out of the way, but in one of my favorite little towns, Uzes.
Uzes, isn’t even in Provence, so why in heck would I decide to stay there? Because it’s just “over the border” in the Languedoc, and is only about 40 minutes from the Avignon TGV station. Plus, it’s a delightful little town and I hadn’t been there for 20 years.
The price of my Airbnb was less-than $100/night. This was quite a bargain compared to the places I had considered that were closer to the lavender. And I’d only be taking one day to see the lavender, so the extra drive was worth the savings on accommodations.