Spring in Provence

While there are many destinations in the world to experience the Spring , right at the top of the list has to be the South of France.  Between the lavender fields,  abundance of Rose’ wines and beautiful gardens all set close to the sea makes this part of the world magical. See more below by Chelsea Stuart of Jetsetter:

Provence, France

Provence is in a league of its own; blessed with year-round blooms, be it mimosas, irises, peonies, sunflowers or its famed lavender (which makes its anticipated appearance in June). But springtime in southern France is arguably the dreamiest season, as rosemary, wild thyme and bright red poppies blanket the Cote d’Azur. Get a better look at the region that inspired Van Gogh, Cezanne and Monet by visiting the diverse, ethnobotanical herb and medicinal gardens of Jardins des Salagon, the geometric box hedges and orangery at Le Clos de Villeneuve, or Sérignan-du-Comtat for the Rare Plants and Natural Gardens Festival (June 16th-17th). Beautiful blooms are never lost on the French, so no worries if you can’t make it in time for spring; hold out for June when you can catch the three-day Rendez-Vous aux Jardins, which sees thousands of parks and garden being opened to the public.