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lavender field in provence

Lavender Field in Provence

Valensole, Provence, France

A wisp of cloud forms during sunset over the lush lavender fields in Provence. There’s also a delicate fragrance of lavender in the air while the bees go about their daily work.

The Valensole plateau is famed for growing lavender and is a popular destination for visitors.

Senanque Abbey

Senanque Abbey Near Gordes

Near Gordes, Provence, France

Sénanque Abbey is a working Cistercian abbey near the charming hilltop village of Gordes in Provence, south of France.

This is undoubtedly one of the most photographed places in the region, so it will be crowded at most times should you want to visit – especially when the lavender is in bloom.

French Lavender Fields

Lightning Over French Lavender Fields

Near Valensole, Provence, France

A storm is brewing as lightning strikes the lavender fields north of the renowned region of Valensole (sun valley) in Provence.

The sun shines in the Valensole plateau for roughly 300 days a year which offers the lavender excellent conditions to grow.

about the cliffs of moher

Cliffs of Moher

Co. Clare, Ireland

The Cliffs of Moher are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region. They rise 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head, and, eight kilometres to the north, reach their maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft) just north of O’Brien’s Tower, which is a round stone tower near the midpoint of the cliffs. From the cliffs, visitors can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, and Twelve Pins mountain range to the north in Connemara, County Galway.

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Burren Flora

The Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland

The Burren is an area of outstanding natural beauty on the West coast of Ireland. It is dominated by an extraordinary karst landscape and covers an area of about 250 square kilometres. The gentle, rolling hills are composed of limestone pavements, which are made up of criss-cross cracks known as “grikes”, leaving the isolated rocks which are called “clints”.

The region supports arctic, Mediterranean and alpine plants alongside each other due to the most unusual environment, and about three quarters of Ireland’s flower species are found in The Burren.