In lavender country
Sénanque Abbey, in Gordes
Tucked away in the hollow formed by the surrounding vale, Sénanque Abbey was built in the 12th century and is still home to a community of Cistercian monks.
Find out more : Abbaye de Sénanque
Distance between Bedoin and Sénanque Abbey: 30 km / 19 miles
Lavender or lavandin?
There's actually an easy way of telling them apart - the fine lavender produced by wild plants only grows at 700 metres and above.
Then, you simply count the number of rows of flowers on the sprigs. If there are fewer than 9 rows, it is fine lavender; more than 9 and it's lavandin.
The Aroma'Plantes Distillery in Sault
Watch the lavender fields via the live webcam: : distillerie-aromaplantes.com
The lavender capital of the Vaucluse. The village is located in the heart of the Albion plateau, the area so favoured by Giono.
In season, all around Sault you can admire the most beautiful fields of lavender, by touring around Monieux, Aurel, Férrassières, Saint-Trinit, le Revest-du-Bion, etc.