Valensole is situated in the middle of a magnificent plateau of lavender and almond trees and is true to its name: Valensole comes from the Latin "vallis" and "solis" meaning the valley of sun.
Valensole has been able to conserve its character and charm typical of Haute Provence villages.
It is a pleasure to stroll through the narrow streets of the old city. It is also a health resort well appreciated for its pure fresh air.
The countryside all around (plateau de Valensole ) is pertectly beautiful especially in the spring when the almond trees are in bloom. In the summer aromas of lavender and thym waft through the air confirming the fact that Valensole is one of the most important producers of lavender in Provence.
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