The lavender harvest is coming to an end in Provence. I was able to view them again this year, both on foot and on horseback, before the long stems were cut and the lavender buds distilled for use as fragrance in soaps, candles and perfume.
The tourism industry is at a bit of standstill this year and there are far fewer visitors. But you can travel to the lavender fields by listening to “Blue Gold” narrated by Stephen Fry (story by Phoebe Smith) that takes you on a calming journey through the scented lavender fields of Provence.
Even if you are not right here in Provence, it's pretty close.