AUGUST IN FRANCE
August in France
Find out what’s happening in France this month with key festivals and events, as well as book and film releases and the latest travel news
Summer in Provence is synonymous with lavender and the department of Alpes-de-HauteProvence is home to more than 10,000 hectares of the distinctive sweet-smelling flower. Dotted among the lavender fields and farms are delightful historic villages such as Entrevennes ( pictured), a beautifully restored village which surveys the Provençal landscape from its rocky promontory. The nearby town of Sault celebrates the blue and purple flower every year during its Fête de la Lavande, which this year takes place on 15 August.