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Ferrassières, the capital of blue lavender

Bouquets

Bordering the Plateau d’Albion, the village stands at an altitude of 1,000 metres and is surrounded by fields of lavender often lined with almond trees and linden.

In Ferrassières, bouquets of lavender are the main trade. Among the many lavender growers, two open their doors to share their know-how :

Ho!Bouquet de lavande and le château de la Gabelle

 

For the curious or for lovers of the beauties of landscapes in search of silence, the botanic lavender trail offers an opportunity to be in the middle of an authentic nature.

You will here discover strange buildings made of dry stone and standing in the middle of fields; they are the “Bories” or sheep pens, which used to serve as shelters for flocks and shepherds.

Ferrassières_borie
Vue sur plateau d'Albion

And if you follow the route of the Col de l’Homme Mort, stop at the belvedere to contemplate a superb panorama on the radiant Plateau d’Albion, on the emergence of the Gorges de la Nesque and on the north slope of Mont Ventoux.

The Blue lavender feast occurs every 1st Sunday of July and is the earliest festival in Provence to celebrate the emblematic plant.

If you’re looking for an accommodation in Ferrassières, please contact the Tourist Office of Sault + 33 (0)4 90 64 01 21,
sault@ventoux-sud.com

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