Explore Alentejo’s Lavender Farms

Think lavender and you think Provence right?

Not if you’re Portuguese. Here, lavender is synonymous with Alentejo. It’s just no one else in the world knows it.

March to July are the blooming months, the time where you can close your eyes and take in the heady aroma of the thousands of lavender blooms that surround you. For 2 hours, you’ll be surrounded by the beautiful blue-purple flowers as they stretch out across the plantation. Take photos. Walk through the fields. Learn about the varieties. Visit the distillery where the lavender is turned into soaps and essential oils. And finally understand why this humble flower is so revered across the world.

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