When can you see lavender in Provence?

To see the lavender fields in full bloom, you have to travel at the right time because it’s not a year-round event. You have a certain window because lavender doesn’t bloom everywhere in Provence at the same time. The best time is from early to mid-June to the end of August.

Is September a good time to visit Provence?

September is one of the best months to explore Provence, with fewer crowds and pleasant weather you’ll have an all-access pass to the region.

Where are the lavender fields in Provence?

The popular spa town of Digne les Bains in Haute Provence, to the north east of Valensole, drags it out for a few days with its own lively festival called the ‘Corso of Lavender’ due to happen (if Covid gives us a break) from the 5th to the 9th of August in 2022.

How cold does it get in Provence?

The months of December, January and February make up Provence’s winter, and January is generally the coldest month with an average temperature of around 45 degrees. It may fall as low as 36 degrees at night and may hit as high as 52 degrees during the day.

When can you see lavender and sunflowers in Provence?

Peak bloom is around mid-July – although this may vary year to year depending on the rainfall. In Provence, lavender fields are often found next door to sunny sunflower fields which are also best to enjoy in July and August, so if you want the best of both worlds, that’s when to go.

What weather does lavender grow in?

Lavender originated in the Mediterranean climate, so most varieties will thrive in warm, dry, temperate weather (hardiness zones 7-9).

What month does lavender bloom in France?

Lavender flowering periods The flowering season spans from mid-June to mid-August, and may depend on climate factors: it comes sooner in warmer, sunnier regions, and can come later nearer to Alpine valleys. To take in lavender fields in bloom in Provence, you can plan a trip between mid-June and mid-July.

What clothes to wear in Provence in September?

Summer clothes will likely be right, but you always need layers and rain gear in France. I’d have a warm sweater or polartek for cold evenings and always have a lightweight water resistant windbreaker or jacket and an umbrella. You don’t need a lot of clothes but you do need layers.

What is the weather like in Provence in October?

Temperatures across the region run between lows of 54°F (12°C) and highs of 68°F (20°C) and the Mediterranean stays warm enough for swimming right up until November (68°F/20°C). As you venture across Provence, you’ll discover areas with weather differing from that of the standard mild Mediterranean climate.