Its colourful and fragrant fields will welcome you on the Sault plateau. This multi-species aromatic plant produces an essential oil with various uses depending on varieties.
Aspic, Medicinal and Lavandin (their hybrid) all occur naturally or as crops.
Aspic lavender grows at an altitude of 50 to 800 metres. It can grow next to Medicinal lavender, also called ’true’ or ’fine’. A natural hybrid has thus formed: Lavandin, with features from each of its parents.
The words ’lavender’ and ’lavandière’ (washerwoman) are closely linked because washerwomen would use lavender tops to perfume washed linen.