Located at 650 meters of altitude, between the Lure mountain and Luberon, "Simiane la Rotonde", located at 1 hour from the Oustaou, is classified city of character, one of the most beautiful villages of High Provence. Dominated by its immense rotunda in the shape of crusader's helmet, with paved streets, mullioned windows and doors of stately houses, testify to a history of an intense activity between the fifteenth and eighteenth century.
Lavender or lavendin ?
Lavender : The ambassador of Provence in the world. Its bright color and its delicate flavor are a permanent invitation to travel. This little purple and blue flower is the cousin of thyme, rosemary and sage. In summer, its fields draw the landscape and offer to visitors a unique panorama with purified air. Harvesting is done mechanically or manually when the lavender reached the height of its flowering. At this time,it is the fragrance of scents that invade through the country of Sault disseminated by the smoking chimneys of distilleries and travel boxes filled with freshly distilled lavender. The lavender essential oil is highly sought in pharmacy and aromatherapy for its medicinal and therapeutic properties. Besides the Greeks and Romans used it for healing or scent their bath. Much more than an aromatic plant, so it's a bit of our History which grows on the Sault plateau in the heart of an AOC production area.
Fine or true lavender is a lipped, which is one of the great families of aromatic plants.
The lavendin is a hybrid plant from a cross between fine lavender and spike lavender.
Period of flowering and harvesting: In the land of Sault and Valensole, fields of lavender and lavendin bloom together of concerts in july. This is the rainfall and the spring warmth that determine summer flowering. Mid-July, the harvest begins with manual cutting bunches followed by the ballet mechanical cutters in fields that will last until about mid-August.
detailed sheet : a beautiful lavender region