That's sauge [sohzh] in French. Ours is very pretty this year. Here's the evidence.
If you are reading this on Sunday, know that I am out driving around in the area called Le Perche, which is sort of extreme southern Normandy, about three hours by car north of Saint-Aignan.
The bigger Perche towns we are seeing are Nogent-le-Rotrou, Bellême, Mortagne-au-Perche, and Alençon. A lot of small villages are along the roads in between. I was last up there in 2011 and wrote these blog posts.