The sky is deep blue, sun is shining, the cicadas are humming, and it smells like holidays in the
Provence with the beautiful blue blossoms of fragrant lavender fields. Every year in early summer,
lavender inspires travelers who look for discovering the very typical South of France scenery. This
way, the Benvengudo Hotel makes you seeing the world through « purple-tinted glasses ».
The culture of lavander has a long-standing tradition. Cultivated during the Roman Empire to
delicately perfume the baths and linens, lavender becomes well-known for its medicinal and keen
sense of smell properties during the Middle Ages. The subtle scent of the flower and its very
special aroma soften the heart predisposed for love. It was common practice to insert few blades
inside love letter to inspire dreams of their loved ones.
Afterwards, in the XIXth century, the culture of lavender became popular and Grasse perfumery
used its fine essential oil to elaborate their elixirs.
From bloom to harvest, starting late may till early august, the Haute-Provence dresses a pleasant smell
purple robe. It is the best time of the year to admire outstanding landscape, but also meet a
different culture : the lavender one, a great Provencal story.
Around the Benvengudo Hotel, the large and splendid lavender fields spread out such as blown
by the wind of Provence, the Mistral. You will be able to ride along the lavender roads and go local
by visiting distilleries, buying artisanal products, participating to lavender events and even go
To discover the Provencal spirit, The Benvengudo Hotel offers a DIY workshop around the
lavender theme. Elsa Lenthal will teach how to weave a lavender wand, a traditional and ancestral
activity, at our hotel on the 1st of July. The afternoon will be punctuated by a cocktail tasting
session, with soft delicate notes of lavender blossoms, following with a special diner elaborated
by our very talented chef.
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