Biggest lavender festival in Montelimar – Don’t miss it!

Have you ever been to a French lavender festival? Now you can take the chance and spend a wonderful holiday in France, including the unforgettable event of a genuine Lavender Celebration.
May 12, 2008 - PRLog -- From the beginning of July, lavender will be the center of attention in the whole south of France. As every year, many villages and cities will arrange big lavender celebrations in order to dignify this year’s lavender harvest. Of course, numerous products made from lavender, for example soaps, oils and other cosmetics, but also lavender honey, potpourris and sachets will be available from local traders. Anyone interested in learning facts about the more than 20 species of lavender, linked traditions and the production process of distilling lavender oil? Here you go - it is the ideal time to go on holiday and enjoy the cheerful atmosphere of French street festivals!

Probably the most widely known Festival is the „Corso de la Lavande“ in Digne, a 5 day celebration starting at the first weekend of August. Montélimar , however, claims to throw the biggest lavender party, followed by the celebrations in Sault and Barrême. More than 22 villages and cities will celebrate the lavender harvest, so maybe it is up to the visitors themselves to choose their personal favorite. Lavender as far as the eye can reach - For those who cannot get enough, the Routes de la Lavende are a suitable way to enrich their holidays. Numerous themed exhibitions, gardens, arts and crafts as well as distilleries and lots of lavender will enchant the visitor and make the three different routes an unforgettable adventure.

If at one point you want to see something else than lavender, rest assured that this region has much more to offer than this – for example a tremendously rich culture and history as well as countless sports activities, shimmering landscapes and last but not least the typically French savoir-vivre! The perfect way of discovering the beauty of Provence is to rent a lovely vacation home and explore the surroundings individually, be it by car, bike, horse or on foot. On you can find a variety of houses of all categories. Your next home away from home already awaits you. For more information on houses in Provence, go to, the Holistay team will be pleased to help you in planning the holiday of your dreams in France.

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