Spring is upon us and so are the spring flowers. Gardeners across the world are taking pride in their colorful combinations of plants this time of year. However there is one region of France that puts all other flower gardens to shame.
The lavender fields of Provence have been a hub of lavender production for centuries. The fields bloom between June and August and are a critical element of the local economy as well as being an incredibly colorful sight. The fields are harvested in late summer and mostly turned into essential oils for medical and therapeutic purposes.
The awe-inspiring beauty of the fields have drawn artists for years including the likes of Van Gogh.