This is the third year in a row that I have made it to the Lavender Festival in Valensole, a village on a high plane known for its lavender.
It was packed with people as you can see. They have booths selling lavender products going up a narrow street which made it hard going sometimes. I usually try to get there early to beat the crowds and the heat but made it at one in the afternoon this time.
As you can see, they were giving away free bunches of lavender.
Can you ever have enough lavender scented, lavender colored teddie bears?
A lovely display in the village.
A view of the lavender fields near Valensole. The row of green on the left are plants that have already had their flowers cut off.