There are around 30 types of lavender,
producing flowers of varying colours
purple, pink and white.
The most widely grown is lavandin,
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
Provence lavender that has been produced
in this region of France since the Middle Ages.