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Bleu Lavande – Fitch Bay, Québec
Earlier this year we spent a few days exploring the Eastern Townships of southern Québec.
One of the other places we visited was a lavender farm called Bleu Lavande near the village of Fitch Bay.
Though this is a commercial enterprise it is also one of the most visited tourist attractions in the region. With over 100,000 lavender plants, Bleu Lavande is the largest lavender farm in Canada.
The pressing of the flowers and the distilling of the lavender oil is done onsite. The visitors center offers guided tours several times a day in French and in English to explain the whole process.
They produce a wide range lavender scented or infused products such as soaps, bath oils, perfumes, body sprays, candles, teas, and a whole bunch of other products too numerous to mention.
The history of lavender farming can be traced back all the way to ancient Greece. Later during Roman times lavender had become such a highly prized luxury that a pound of flowers would set the average labourer back the equivalent of a month’s wages.
It was late July so we had missed peak flowering season by a few weeks, but the fields still smelled wonderful even if they weren’t their prettiest.
With some very nice weathered old wooden buildings there was no shortage of share-worthy doors to discover.
We explored the place for the better part of a very hot afternoon and though it was tempting to take advantage of a massage at the outdoor spa overlooking the fields, we opted for a cold, refreshing lavender lemonade in the shade instead.
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