Grasse is a beautiful medieval town located in the famous French Provence. In spring, the city and its surroundings becomes a field of small roses "in an invisible fog, sweet like cream," like Patrick Süskind writed. In June, however, the landscape becomes purple, thanks to the hundreds and hundreds of fragrant lavender plants that populate Provence, a beautiful corner that seduced Van Gogh and Cézanne. | Photo by Birgit.
Driving through the Flowers: The Bollenstreek Road Trip, Netherlands
If you want to experience the best of the Netherlands in a road trip, then make sure to take the Bollenstreek Route. The Netherlands has become almost synonymous to tulips, a stunning flower that is not really endemic to the country—the first bulb was actually planted in Dutch soil in the 1500's.