Tulips Field And Lurs Village In Provence France
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Every year in mid-April around the villages of Pierrerue and La Brillanne this unbelievable festival of colour appears only to vanish a few days later.
The tulips are not grown for their flowers but for their bulbs which I believe divide thus increasing the amount of bulbs after flowering which are then resold.So if you are in Provence and are close to La Brillanne take the road towards Forcalquier and a few hundred yards along on your left this is what you will see.
WIKI: The tulip is a perennial, bulbous plant with showy flowers in the genus Tulipa, of which up to 109 species have been described and which belongs to the family Liliaceae.
Provence: Proven�a in classical norm or Prouv�n�o in Mistralian norm, pronounced is a geographical region and historical province of southeastern France, which extends from the left bank of the lower Rhone River on the west to the Italian border on the east, and is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea on the south. It largely corresponds with the modern administrative r�gion of Provence-Alpes-C�te d'Azur, and includes the d�partements of Var, Bouches-du-Rh�ne, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and parts of Alpes-Maritimes and Vaucluse. Artists have been painting in Provence since prehistoric times; paintings of bisons, seals, auks and horses dating to between 27,000 and 19,000 BC were found in the Cosquer Cave near Marseille.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, many of the most famous painters in the world converged on Provence, drawn by the climate and the clarity of the light. The special quality of the light is partly a result of the Mistral wind, which removes dust from the atmosphere, greatly increasing visibility. C�zanne, Matisse, Van Gogh, Renoir, Picasso, Dufy, Monnet ...etc
May 1st, 2013
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