I'd say we were about a week too early to see the Provence lavender in full bloom and full aroma. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it thoroughly. This is the walk-way to the second apartment we rented near the town of Carpentras. Walking this every day and letting your hands or legs brush the lavender brought out the intense aroma.
Our landlady brought out shears and a ribbon and told me to cut some to take home. I brought just a little home. Was not sure if it would get through security, but it did. I was also given a bottle of lavender extract oil from two different friends in France. The idea is to put very little in the towel and linen cupboard and enjoy a dreamy, restful sleep on exotic smelling sheets. The first night, I think it kept me awake. I just wanted to keep sniffing.
It's beautiful...it is Provence in a nutshell. It is a memory I will keep forever.