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is the lavender in bloom yet? Visiting Gordes 5th July 2013

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is the lavender in bloom yet? Visiting Gordes 5th July 2013

Hello everyone, is anyone in the Gordes area at the moment? Is the lavender in bloom? We're visiting that area this weekend and it would be a real downer if it wasn't in bloom yet :(

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1. Re: is the lavender in bloom yet? Visiting Gordes 5th July 2013

anyone visiting this time of year will know by now that the lavender is late this year... which is disappointing to say the least especially when you book months in advance!!! if you really want to see amazing lavender fields, don't bother driving around Sault until the weekend of the 13th of July - go straight to plateau de valensole (drive from manosque to valensole and you can't miss it) and you'll see the most amazing lavender fields you'll ever see! Around Sault there are some nice little fields but nothing like Valensole. There's a nice small field between Simane la Rotonder and Banon which is good to photograph.

Abbaye de Senanque is also a must-see although the lavender still wasn't fully in bloom when we visited (5th July 2013).

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2. Re: is the lavender in bloom yet? Visiting Gordes 5th July 2013

Thanks for sharing this!

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3. Re: is the lavender in bloom yet? Visiting Gordes 5th July 2013

Not fully in bloom but already opened and smelling good.

The 3 fields at the bottom of Roussillon are stunning and good for pics.

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4. Re: is the lavender in bloom yet? Visiting Gordes 5th July 2013

Hi any chance of an update - am driving from Nimes to Mont Ventoux (via Pont du Gard) tomorrow to see the TdF, and would love to check out some Lavender fields. Currently considering:

* Abbaye de Sénanque / Gordes

* Around Sault

* Plateau de Valensole (but might be a bit far out of the way ? )

Thanks in advance

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5. Re: is the lavender in bloom yet? Visiting Gordes 5th July 2013

Abbaye de senanque will be the best. (remember this is now a one way road and you cant return to Gordes)

Sault might be a bit too early for full bloom but didnt go for a while.

Valensole a bit further away.....

In Luberon you might bump into a couple more fields.

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6. Re: is the lavender in bloom yet? Visiting Gordes 5th July 2013

what are the chances that there will be some lavender blooming towards the end of August? we're going to be around Valensole on August 26...

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7. Re: is the lavender in bloom yet? Visiting Gordes 5th July 2013

The lavender harvest will probably be over by the end of August, unfortunately. If you watched today's stage of the Tour de France you could have seen some of the large beds of lavender along the way.

Edited: 10:27 pm, July 14, 2013
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8. Re: is the lavender in bloom yet? Visiting Gordes 5th July 2013

Yes....the lavender will all be harvested by early August.

Catullus....great stage today in the TdF. 242 kms with the last 17 kms going up Mont Ventoux.

Can't imagine it. I usually have to take a nap after I drive my car up Mont Ventoux!

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9. Re: is the lavender in bloom yet? Visiting Gordes 5th July 2013

Actually, there will be plenty of lavander still to see early August especially aorund Sault and the Plateau d'Albion. Things are running a good couple of weeks late up there.

- Kevin

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10. Re: is the lavender in bloom yet? Visiting Gordes 5th July 2013

Thanks for the update, Kevin.

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