The French Riviera is a region in the south of France, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and up to Italy. The French name ‘Côte d’Azur’ was named after the poem Stéphen Liégeard’s book La Côte d’Azur. Provence includes the French Riviera. Many provinces in the Provence region, with its long history and spectacular nature scenery and inspired by many artists in history, attract many visitors to enjoy the lavender fields today.
French writer Jean Giono said, “Lavender is the spirit of Provence.” The first thing that comes to mind when they call it the Provence is the lavender fields that stretch as far as the eye can see. It is believed that the first lavas cultivated in the region come from Iran and even from the Canary Islands. The Greeks placed lavender in the class of ‘rare plants’. The Romans call the plant ‘lavandula’.
Once upon a time…
Fairy tales, blonde and blue-eyed sweet fairy Lavandula is born in the middle of a wild nature on Mount Lure. One day the fairy stays on the Provence page while gazing calmly at the images of a captive landscape. When looking at this uncultivated, desolate land, a drop of lavender color falls on the girl’s eyes. The fairy wipes the blue eyes immediately because the tears wet the page, but it also looks at the small tear drop spread all over the page.
The unfortunate girl draws a long path to the blue sky and goes out to forget this place. From this day on, lavas have begun to grow and flow into this region. The blond and blue-eyed girls of the region watch the sky with glittering eyes during the summer months when lavenders bloom.