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The Lavender Museum

276 Route de Gordes, 84220 Coustellet, France
04 90 76 91 23
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Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Lavender Museum is in Coustellet, France, in the heart of the Luberon Regional Natural Park. The museum is entirely dedicated to true... more » Owner description: The Lavender Museum is in Coustellet, France, in the heart of the Luberon Regional Natural Park. The museum is entirely dedicated to true lavender. Since 1991, it has been hosting visitors from the world over. The Lavender Museum tells the story of the crop of true lavender, its history, its challenges, and its future. It describes the properties and qualities of true lavender. Georges Lincelé founded the Lavender Museum to shine the light on the significance and beauty of true lavender, the symbol of Provence. The museum started as an extension of the lavender farm, and is housed in a traditional Luberon farmhouse, where no detail is overlooked. Our museum welcomes 50,000 visitors each year from all over the world. The museum continues to evolve and features innovations and improvements each new year.Travel to the heart of the universe of true lavender, and enjoy a lively, instructive and fun journey, with films, unique collections, and interactive events… « less
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Durham, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

There is a very interesting film, explaining how the lavender is harvested and the essence distilled (much like alcohol is done at a moonshine still). Some older distilling appliances are shown, then you enter a gift shop to buy all sorts of lavender products. The staff, as most of the people in this area of France, were friendly and helpful.... More

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We found the museum interesting and informative. We visited after we'd seen the lavender fields, so lots of the questions we had, were answered in the information. Everything was well organised, staff friendly and helpful. Very impressed with the linguistic skills of the staff. There were lots of people there, when we visited, including a couple of coach parties. As... More

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Alicante, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Beautiful place. Lots of coaches and cars parked outside. The museum visit (can't remember the fee, but definetely expensive) reasonably well-organised, takes about an hour and it's basically only a film, so we decided to skip it and go directly to the shop at the back of the building. The marvellous scent of lavender overwhelms you even before you enter... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Forty years ago, travelling through Provence, I purchased two bottles of lavender water. I still have half of the second bottle (having used others over the years). This remaining bottle still has a powerful perfume and I have used it sparingly as I have not come across one similar. The label said Jitey - Lavandes des Alpes. If anyone has... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I often imagine small museums off of well traveled highways in small towns are going to be disappointing touristy places. Not so with this Lavender Museum. First, they are connected with one of the largest Lavender farms and manufacturers in Provence and their collection of copper stills is amazing to see. They have presented everything in a well thought out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Nice little museum, interesting and well made. With a cute little shop where we can buy lot of products made with real lavander.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

The museum is small but jam packed with information. The children weren't entitled to audio guides as their entry was free but they kindly gave us some for them anyway which was great as it kept the kids entertained. We learnt so much about the harvesting and distilling of the lavender to make the oil. Before visiting, we didn't know... More

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Wilton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Note that Musee de la Lavande and The Lavender Museum are the same place .....should not be shown as two different attractions . Very confusing. See my review under Musee.

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Palm Springs, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We went not expecting much, yet learned so much about the process of growing, harvesting and producing lavendar and lavendine products. There is a short movie first (in various languages) and then a tour of the museum and a lovely gift shop.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Today my wife and I spent an hour in the Lavender Museum in Coustellet, France. Since we are seniors we each paid 5.80 euros for admittance. You are given an audio device which provides instructive dialogue as you make your way through the museum after watching a 10 minutes introductory and beautiful movie about lavender growing, distilling and processing. I... More

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