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There are around 30 types of lavender,

producing flowers of varying colours


purple, pink and white.

The most widely grown is lavandin,

a hybrid.

France has 1,700 lavender producers

working 16,000 hectares of lavandin,

along with another 4,000 hectares

of strictly controlled "pure" lavender.

The lavender industry

sustains an estimated 10,000 jobs.


A Plague of cicada insects

in southern

Provence's Lavender



Provence lavender that has been produced

in this region of France since the Middle Ages.

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