Hike from Aurel (Vaucluse) to Montbrun (Drôme) 10.07.2010

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To-day, we are going to make our young American and Canadian friends discover the lavender plateau. We park at Aurel and we head to Montbrun, along a good path. Those two villages, each of them built on the southern slope of a hill, display a castle, a church, fountains, old winding alleys and lavender fields. They don’t look like each other, though.

To-day, the light is not optimal and this first picture of Aurel, taken from the south, is from a previous hike.


Here are two views of the countryside. Brooms’ yellow matches lavender’s blue. The rocky hills are covered with sparse oaks.

Here is Montbrun. On our way back, these lavender fields are worth a long break for us to rest and take photos. I think this kind of landscape is hard to find in North America. We suffer from the heat and the lack of shade, though, and each of us has realized at the end of the day that summer is not the optimal season to hike in Provence.  Here is a last view of Aurel, taken from the west.           

We are all more robust than Alberta snow, nobody has melted and our ‘survivors’ put up a good show.  Huberaime

About Huberaime

Enseignant, né en 1955, passionné de photo, nature, rando et patrimoine provençal. N'hésitez pas à m'écrire si vous voulez gratuitement des photos non filigranées, faire des sorties avec nous ou simplement échanger des impressions: huberaime@hotmail.fr
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2 Responses to Hike from Aurel (Vaucluse) to Montbrun (Drôme) 10.07.2010

  1. Pingback: The Albion Plateau in Autumn (Oct. 2012) | PHOTOS OF PROVENCE

  2. Olga says:

    The lavender fields are gorgeous! I wish I were there!

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