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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.


Some lavander producers, as part of their diversification, welcome you in lodges or B&B. They will share with you the passion of their experiences and skills.
  • La Maguette
    hameau St Jean de Sault
    84390 Sault
    04 90 64 03 40
    Algovital et son centre de formation en aromathérapie
    99 chemin des peirollets
    84570 Mormoiron
    06 20 82 19 60
  • Crème brûlée à la lavande
    Mêmes ingrédients que pour une crème brûlée classique.
    Pour cela, on prend n’importe quelle recette de crème brûlée, et tout simplement, on fait infuser la lavande dans le lait durant la préparation de la crème.
  • The higher it grows, the bluer it is, but there is a kind of lavender, the so-called 'bleue', that is grown for dried bouquets. It retains its colour if it is dried in the shade.
    Lamiaceae (Labiatae) aromatic plants all produce essential oils. These oils are useful for the plant: they help it withstand the heat and regulate its 'sweating' (evapotranspiration). This is why rosemary grown in London might be beautiful but tasteless ('sans gouste' as they say in Provence), and with much less essential oil. According to local superstition, the 'lavandières' were iron-handed fairies that both beat the linen and knocked out inquisitive intruders.