Flower cities around the world

The cities or parts of the globe that follow celebrate the spring a little more formal. Dress up for a few weeks with colorful flowers and rare plants and these in turn, give them their beauty, their scents. The wrap with colored veil and intoxicating aromas of tulips, lavender, jasmine and cherry tree flowers. Discover the most floral neighborhoods with grass colors!

Provence/Lavender

Colors and sounds perfectly connected to the spring and summer perennial. The purple of lavender, red poppy, sunflower yellow, silver olive, ocher and terracotta houses, blue sky. Is this unexplained magical light Provencal did Van Gogh, Cezanne and the Picasso desperately trying to capture them in his paintings. Hundreds of stone villages, towers, medieval towns, purple meadows covered with blooming lavender, cathedrals, temples, festivals, flea markets and tiny bistro converted into the ultimate backdrop of escaping from the first warm spring until late autumn. It is of the Provence and will not be given to you in a single trip. You need to devote time. She will reward you with aromas and colors unprecedented and will enlist the Mistral, the north wind that descends from the Rhine valley and reaches the sea for you to take away any worries. Just as scatters fragrances of lavender throughout the south.

Provence, Lavender

Provence, Lavender

Japan/Cherry trees

In this country live and breathe for spring more than anywhere else. That’s because the blooming cherry trees, the sakura as the call, it’s the biggest event of the year. There is a special provision not only for when you flourish in every city but also the week in which the flowering will reach its zenith. Thus, the first flowers appear in mid March in southern Kumamoto and Fukuoka cities to complete the most northern Sapporo in early May. Throughout the period of flowering organized countless festivals and special tours in parks while locals make picnic in the flowery parks and enjoy nature in accordance with the age old custom Hanami.

Japan, Cherry trees

Japan, Cherry trees

Grasse/Jasmine

This is not just any city of the French Riviera but the world capital of perfume. Already in the 19th century, cultivated in Grasse citrus, honeysuckle, mimosa and jasmine intended exclusively for use in perfumery. Only 20 kilometers separate the Grasse from Cannes but enough to make her feel that is light years from the gleaming yachts and the flash of paparazzi. Three months time white petals groomed like carpet over fields of Grasse emitting a wonderful fragrance. There the family Mioul produces exclusively this unique type of jasmine, which is not found anywhere else in the world. This used 1920 Ernest Bo, the creator of Chanel No 5 for Coco Chanel and is used today.

Grasse, Jasmine

Grasse, Jasmine

Tuscany/Sunflowers

This will be the last trip of the spring. Then in May that will slowly leave his position in June. Exactly this is the time when the green Tuscany yellow streak with a carpet of sunflowers that will cover the end of July. It’s like Tuscany was created to celebrate spring. The Renaissance palazzi, the vineyards, the imposing towers, at tables filled local cheeses and sausages and toast with a fiery Chianti. Low hills, medieval castles, quiet villages and farmhouses among cypresses, olives, wheat, and sunflowers. This is the beautiful landscape that makes fanatics to visit again and again. Even with trips of mind.

Tuscany, Sunflowers

Tuscany, Sunflowers

View more here: Destinations where winter never arrives.

By Nicole P.

Flower cities photos: Todd, Philip Haslett, Nicholas Cole, Matteo Colombo.

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