Moldova

Lavender Fields in Cobusca Nouă

June 30, 2017
Lavender fields in Moldova - how to get there, where to stay, when to go, Veronica Pototska, Instagram, siniiliya

Hi, Friends!

This is going to be a very short post about discovering a new destination in Eastern Europe that, like many others in the area, is underrated and usually is skipped by the majority of the tourists.

I always wanted to visit Provence in France to see its beautiful lavender fields, enjoy the wines during the sunset and feel the French summer vibes. But instead of going to France, I decided to explore Moldova that has beautiful lavender and sunflower fields, amazing local wines, it is surely not touristy and not overpriced.

If you were thinking of going to France for the lavender fields and wines, here’s another amazing destination for you that could be a part of a tour around Eastern Europe that could include Poland, Romania, Ukraine, and Moldova.

My friend Vera and I decided to go on a two-day trip to Moldova to a place called Cobusca Nouă near Anenii Noi that is 35 km away from its capital city Chișinău. Moldova has so much more to explore, but we decided to leave that for the next trip in autumn for the grapes harvesting season.

We went to a local supermarket, bought local Rose Brut champagne, local fruits, cheese, baguettes and chose a spot in the middle of the field for a picnic. Sounds like, France, doesn’t it?

How to go to Lavender fields?

Fly to the capital city of Moldova Chișinău.

  1. Rent a car in any of the international car renting companies and drive. The roads are okay.
  2. Take a taxi, it is only 35 kilometers from the city and you can negotiate with the driver to wait for you.
  3. Take a bus. There are many buses going from the North bus station or even a shuttle bus to Anenii Noi.

When to go?

The best time to visit lavender fields in Cobusca Nouă is the 3rd week of June.

Where to stay?

If you decide to spend a night in Anenii Noi, there is only one hotel in the are, called Korona. Other than that there are many other options in Chișinău.

Where to eat?

Anenii Noi is a small town, so we went to “Bar Maxim” that has good food and they also cool the traditional Mamalyga.

Entrance to the field costs 50 Lei per person.

I will just leave you with the photos that Vera and I took during our trip.

Wearing: Pitusa.co dress

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68 Comments

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    Reply adventures June 30, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Wow this place is absolutely beautiful! If I ever travel abroad I will definitely visit here! That Lavender is so beautiful!!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya June 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      The place is amazing!

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    Reply 100cobbledroads June 30, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    What a great find! Moldova..you got me inspired to explore Eastern Europe more in detail. And I must say, those outfits are perfect for the lavender fields. Mmmm..I can imagine the fragrance in the air…

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya June 30, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      It was all just unbelievable! I am wearing a dress by my favorite brand Pitusa.co

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    Reply jusztravel June 30, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I have never heard of Moldova! But I’m adding it now on my bucket list! It also looked like you guys are the only ones in there. Were there no other tourists? Love your photos, btw!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya June 30, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Hi! There were tourists of course but not as many as you would see in France 🙂 Thank you!

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    Reply theclutterboxblog June 30, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Your pictures are stunning! What a beautiful place to go too. I would love to be in a field of flowers one day!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya June 30, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      It is actually very easy to achieve! Are there any fields of flowers around the place where you are based?

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    Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh June 30, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Not only is the place absolutely gorgeous, I can just smell the lavender from here! I love the smell of real lavender. The fake stuff they try to say is lavender scented smells horrific!

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    Reply Terri Steffes June 30, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Oooo! I am in love with this place! I am adding it into my places I want to see, these lavender fields must smell amazing.

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    Reply Cassie June 30, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    This place looks amazing!!! I love all your photos and now I’m daydreaming of visiting there! I bet it would have smelt so good!

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    Reply Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife July 1, 2017 at 12:12 am

    WOW! Your photos are absolutely stunning! I adore lavender fields, and your tips are so helpful!

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    Reply Karen Morse July 1, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Oh wow! I could never miss the chance to see these fields! It’s so beautiful and totally worth seeing. I love the photos that you shared, each one is stunning!

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    Reply Melissa Chapman July 1, 2017 at 12:39 am

    That is such an amazing place what pictures and a place for a picnic. It looks like a place out of a story book fantasy.

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    Reply Allison Rebecca July 1, 2017 at 1:18 am

    How stunning! I love lavender, I diffuse lavender oil at least once a day. It would be a dream to visit here!

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    Reply whisperwanderlust July 1, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    Lavender is so beautiful that it makes it a dream come true for any photographer. I’m from Romania, and I can confirm we do have some awesome fields of lavender 🙂 Your photos are stunning!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 1, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      Hello there 🙂 I am from Ukraine!

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    Reply Anna July 1, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    So stunning! Your photos definitely make me want to visit.

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    Reply Jessica Joachim July 1, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    This is so beautiful! I never knew this existed, but it is now going on my travel bucket list!

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    Reply Louise July 1, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Wow, your pictures are truly stunning! I had no idea Moldova had lavender fields like this. I have always been intrigued by Moldova as it’s one of those countries you hear very little about. Did you find 2 days was a good amount of time or would you suggest spending more time there?

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    Reply Alice July 1, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    This place looks out of this world… So magical….! I really want to go and check out one day, Moldova seems underrated but full of beautiful sights.

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    Reply carrieemann July 1, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Wow, how did you find out about this place? I visited Moldova a few years ago and never heard of it — clearly I missed out! These photos are gorgeous.

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    Reply beachbumadventure July 1, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    amazing pictures!! And you both obviously thought your outfits through…I need to start doing that!

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    Reply Erin Bast July 1, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    What a beautiful post! I love learning about and traveling to places that aren’t well-known. Thank you for sharing!

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    Reply Clazz - An Orcadian Abroad July 1, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    This looks amazing!! Moldova has been on my list for years and yet I never see anything about it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    Reply Céline CLudik July 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Oh wow, your pictures are stunning ! I didnt know that Moldova had lavender fields like these. What a beautiful place to go ! I love so much the smell of lavender. By the way, it looks like that you are the only persons in there. Did you rent the place 🙂 ?

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    Reply Siarra Chantal Turner July 1, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I have a strong love for photography that makes me think of fairy tales and Faerieland. Your work is breathtaking. More so, I’ve just added a few new destinations to my travel list.

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    Reply Caroline (www.packthesuitcases.com) July 1, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    How beautiful! I’d much rather go to somewhere nice and quiet to enjoy the lavender rather than fight through the tourists in France! Moldova is somewhere I’ve always wanted to go. Need to explore more of Eastern Europe!

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    Reply toughcookiemommy July 1, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    This is such a gorgeous destination. I love all of the lavender fields and the fact that you can enjoy them in June.

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    Reply Andrea July 1, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    this is such a beautiful destination and the lavender field is like my happy place. there are some here in New Mexico and I love going but I would love to go to France and see them there.

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    Reply Blair Villanueva July 2, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Moldova’s lavender fields is so magical and looks romantic! Even a simple fields can be a tourist attraction nowadays. I love to visit this place someday.

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    Reply My Travelogue by Bhushavali July 2, 2017 at 8:41 am

    One more option is London’s Mayfield! Sadly I missed it when I was there and regret it till date!
    There’s something so romantic about visiting Lavender Fields in summer.
    But when you’re going to such unusual places, you literally have the whole place for yourself, unlike London where it does get a bit crowded!

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    Reply Karin July 2, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Wooow, wonderful! I love Eastern Europe 🙂 Your photos are amazing and the place looks so peaceful and private 🙂

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    Reply Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest July 2, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Wow! That is just… beautiful. I can’t believe Moldova isn’t a much bigger tourist attraction. I am adding this on my list of places I want to visit.

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    Reply Prime Beauty Blog (@PrimeBeauty50) July 2, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Those lavender fields are truly stunning. It was would so much fun to have picnic among all that luscious purple. I can only imagine the incredible smells coming from each plant.

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    Reply Holly July 3, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Wow you are so lucky to get to travel to such a beautiful place. Back before I was married and had children, I dreamed of traveling all over the world. Now I am not able to travel to such places so i must live through your pictures.

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    Reply Angela Bethea July 3, 2017 at 1:35 am

    Thank you so much for sharing these amazing tips on what to do on Moldova. I absolutely love your gorgeous photos! The views are so stunning.

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    Reply Blonde Seeking Ambition July 3, 2017 at 2:43 am

    What absolutely STUNNING photos! It’s like something out of a storybook. I’ve visited a lavender farm before and was just in love with the scent.

    Caitlin • Blonde Seeking Ambition

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    Reply Misty Nelson July 3, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Oh my gosh, your photos are simply surreal! Absolutely gorgeous. Now I need to visit a lavender field this summer. So beautiful.

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    Reply gokulr27 July 3, 2017 at 5:06 am

    That is a nice photoshoot. This place looks like a fairyland. Looks like a perfect spot for a picnic.

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    Reply Ana Ro July 3, 2017 at 5:32 am

    Sooo beatiful! I am from Eastern Europe myself, but I have also skipped Moldova. Now should definitely plan a trip.

    And the dress is fantastic!

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    Reply Rhian Westbury July 3, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Wow those lavender fields look absolutely stunning, I’ve never been to Moldova but it’s been on my radar before x

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    Reply The Lavish Nomad July 3, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Gorgeous place! Love the golden hour photography. A picnic at this place with wine and bread is what you see in fancy movie scenes haha

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    Reply Roxanne July 3, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    This looks like an amazing experience! Such a beautiful way to soak up beauty in life!

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    Reply Kristin July 3, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    I cannot get over how insanely gorgeous those fields are! Clearly I need to add another must visit place to my travel lust list!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 5, 2017 at 8:52 am

      Seeing the fields is definitely worth traveling to a destination like this.

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    Reply Brittany Muddamalle July 3, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    I would love to go here and take a ton of pictures with ny kids. I love fun places like this to take the family. Even just to go with my hubby would be nice.

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    Reply bitsandbiteswithava July 3, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Wow. Talk about absolutely gorgeous. I have never seen anything like this before. I would for sure love to explore and take tons of photos in a Lavender field! Stunning.

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    Reply Marlo July 3, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    there pictures are GORGEOUS! Never know they had lavender fields in Moldova though!

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    Reply Daphne July 3, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Wow your photos look amazing!! I never knew that Moldova had such beautiful lavender and sunflower fields. Will definitely keep it in mind by organizing my next European trip!

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    Reply Jojo July 4, 2017 at 12:30 am

    I’ve always wanted to visit a lavender field. This one is stunning! I have looked up lavender fields near me and they are nowhere as big. Did you just happen to find a empty patch to lay out a blanket or did they have designated places for people to take pictures like that? I would imagine they would have places you can enter and not enter to preserve the growth of the flowers.

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 5, 2017 at 8:35 am

      There were some empty places. The owner of the field sold lavender bouquets so I think this is how the empty spots appeared 🙂

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    Reply Chelsea Damon July 4, 2017 at 1:48 am

    I love lavender! It was the flower at our wedding and I love to ask for it in my coffee!

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    Reply Reshma July 4, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Wow! This is so gorgeous! Didn’t know about these lavender fields in Moldova. I think it’s is a great place for photography!. Loved it. Hope to visit this place someday!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 5, 2017 at 8:31 am

      It is a very beautiful place!

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    Reply rovingjo July 4, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I have always wanted to visit the lavender fields but the large amounts of people going to see them in France has kept me away. This however is more my speed and I was happy to come across it. I will really have to research when and how to go so I can see this beautiful place in person. Great find and thanks for sharing it.

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 5, 2017 at 8:28 am

      You are welcome! This could easily be a part of a tour around Eastern Europe 🙂

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    Reply Paige July 4, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Those fields made for some stunning photos! I don’t think I’d be able to eat with all that fragrance around me! Also, I’m allergic to lavender, so that wouldn’t bode well for me! I’ll have to let all my non-allergy afflicted friends to stop here when in Moldova!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 5, 2017 at 8:24 am

      I am so sorry to hear about your allergy!

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    Reply AllGudThings July 6, 2017 at 7:47 am

    Wow! I am already taken away by these Lavender fields and your pictures. These are perfects and you gals look beautiful. Moldova is a good find and I have never seen something like this. So surely need to add this to my travel bucket list.

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    Reply Sandy N Vyjay July 6, 2017 at 7:50 am

    I am also fascinated by Lavender fields and thought France would be the place to head to for getting a glimpse of this amazing colours of Lavender fields. But Moldova seems to be a great option too. The lavender fields look stunning and they come alive in your pictures. Now need to include Moldova in our eastern Europe itinerary that we have been chalking out for some time now 🙂

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    Reply Natasha July 6, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    Thanks for all the tips on how to get here. As always WOW, WOW, I love your photos 🙂 So inspiring. You look both gorgeous among the fields.

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    Reply Shannon Gurnee July 6, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Your pictures are so pretty! I would love to visit lavender fields! Allergies definitely made the visit difficult I bet.

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    Reply Candy July 7, 2017 at 3:57 am

    I have never heard of this lavender filed and now I want to go! Not only is it gorgeous, but I bet it smells amazing!!! I love your photos. As always they are stunning!

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    Reply oimeira July 7, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Wow, there are a lot of lavenders! I haven’t been to Europe but I hope someday I have a chance to go there. I love every single of your picture in Cobusca Noua. What photography equipment did you use that time? I only have a cheap DSLR with the unchangeable lens. 🙁

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    Reply Ana Ojha July 7, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Hey Veronica, your pictures look magical and speak for itself how beautiful this destination is! Also, loved your dress and you are nailing it in all your pictures! Those lavenders field looks splendid!

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    Reply Christopher James Mitchell July 8, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Those photos barely look real, unbelievable stuff right there. I’m surprised these photos are on a blog and not in a magazine. Nice work!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 9, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you, Christopher! This is the nicest comment ever! My photos are often printed in the magazine 🙂

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