FR | LUBERON + ROUSSILLON

En route to the famous lavender fields in Luberon: Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque.

Olive trees everywhere! Had to pull over multiple times to absorb these picturesque views.

This French Riviera sky over peaceful town in Luberon... priceless

Built in 1148, Senanque Abbey exudes medieval charm surrounded by buzzing (literally, so many bees...) lavender fields. Don't get me wrong, I adored every brick of this monastery but after getting lost in other dirt roads surrounding this beautiful landmark, I can confidently say "skip it here and do your faux-lavender-soul searching somewhere else in Gordes."

Breathtaking view of the village of Gordes. Didn't know I got the lucky shot until I googled it later. 

Now that's the view! 

Next stop: Roussillon.

Ready for a hike? Sentier des Ocres offers two options: 30 min/60 min.

"Situated in the heart of one of the biggest ochre deposits in the world, Roussillon is famous for its magnificent red cliffs and ochre quarries.

The red, yellow and brown shades of the earth form a striking contrast with the lush green
pinetrees. The vivid blue of the Provençal sky and the exceptional quality of light make this a magical site" - Provence Web

My converse was covered in ochre dust, giving it a bit of golden edge. Wish it will stay so it can remind me of Roussillon for a long time. This was definitely the highlight of our trip!