Lavender and aromatic plants
A department that awakens your sense of smell
The Drôme department is France's primary producer of aromatic plants: thyme, rosemary, lavender, sage, savoury, lime, basil and mint. End of June/early July, the Drôme gives way to an array of colours and scents to the delight of all. Meet essential oil producers, visit traditional distilleries and herbalist's shops to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy, and why not visit a nursery and take a little piece of the Drôme home with you. Visit the Sanoflore botanic garden in Beaufort-sur-Gervanne and 'La Drôme' boutique in Saillans.