Thyme is a perennial shrub that is grown in several places in the world.
The picture above was taken in the hills overlooking Tourettes-sur-Loup, in the Maritimes-Alpes department in southeastern France. The low grey mounds are thyme plants. From that particular spot, you can look over the Mediterranean. The coast is just 14 km away. It’s a lovely view for the thyme.
The cuisine of the region is Provençal, particularly Niçoise.