Lavender In Provence

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  1. Chris Jackson

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    Has anyone been on an Aire or campsite in close proximity to Lavender Fields in the south of France and can forward details?
     
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    Sorry can't remember details but do remember the wonderful perfume, peace and sheer tranquility enjoy when you get there. :)
     
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    Watching this thread with interest as we are in Provence next week and would love to see the lavender fields.
    Besides Aires, we would also be interested in any recommended viewing routes, and place to visit.

    Thank you
     
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    Not right in the heart of the lavender fields, but only a 30 minute drive, Camping Les Verguettes at Villes Sur Auzon.
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    ACSI, NL popular. Nice village 5 mins. A couple of restaurants.
    A good area for lavender viewing is around Sault. Take the D1 from Villes S A and there are a couple of viewing spots where you can look down into the valley and pick out the best fields to view from the roads below.
    If you can navigate smaller roads then try the road from Sault to Aurel, not the main road but the minor one via Michouilles.
    The road back from Sault to Villes along the Nesque Gorge (D943?) is a nice drive, once again, depends what you're driving.
     
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    We have just returned from France and we stayed amongst Lavender Fields near Apt, we stayed at Camping Le Luberon for 4 nights the campside was just outside Apt up a quite steep hill, we visited the hilltop villages of Rousillon and Siagnon from there, we use electric bikes.
    We were told there are other campsites near Apt. The campsite was fine, just needed some TLC around the swimming pool area. Lots of cycling around there too. There are Aires around though too though we didn't visit them. You cant take a motorhome into Rousillon village. But you could have parked at Saignon. We were told by others that there is a type of mini Grand Canyon around there that we should have visited. We were just a little early for the Lavender though the scents and fields were all around, we will try and go again next year probably to a slightly different spot maybe the Aires so we see something else, it was amazing. Others have said Orange is fantastic too so that will be on next years list.
     
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    We stayed at a site not far from Riez once for 10 days in high season, motorbike camping cos we wanted to 'do' the Gorge du Verdon. Our nostrils - and eyes - had well OD'd on lavender by the time we left! Slept well, though .........
     
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    Yép, the few miles north of Riez have lots of the stuff alongside the main roads.
     
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    Thanks so much for these ideas, will get them all noted for our wanderings in the area early in July.

    Chris
     
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    That's more like rice fields there. :LOL::D:).......................................................................................................................................................................
    I'll get my coat.:whistle:
     
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    Out there next week as well organising vineyards to visit now last year in Alsace found that if you ask some will let you park free overnight and no need to drive after tasting(y)
     
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    The Sault valley this afternoon. DSCN4202a.JPG
     
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    That's so weird, we were just at Sault last night but moved on now to Vallon Pon't darc. Must have just missed you
     
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    We're at an ACSI site called L' epi Bleu at Banon, lavender fields along side it, looking splendid at the moment. Lovely hilltop town of Banon 2km away with views of lavender field all around.
    Also ACSI site and good aire at Moustiers St Marie with lavender fields about 6km away
     

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    Next to camping L'epi Bleu
     
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    Brilliant info folks. Thanks very much.
     
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    Could you post some photos when you get there, really special cycling in the area .
     
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    We are at Millau to night, having read this and other info, we will head for the aire at Comp tomorrow and take it from there.
    I have used the satnav to search camper contact from all the key lavender towns and Comp comes up in the first two every time.
     
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    Been there and done it! We stopped on a site in Forcalquire which was a bit tight for motorhomes. Nice town though, well worth a visit. we noticed an Aire in Riez but didn't investigate it the light was fading and my Camera was twitching it go. Head for Puimoisson and you will see loads. The D6 road from Manosque to Valensole is pretty good as is the D15 from Valensole to La Brillann. DSC_2829.jpg DSC_2845.jpg anosque is pretty good.
     
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