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Address: 276 Route de Gordes, 84220 Coustellet, France
Phone Number: 04 90 76 91 23
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Description: The Lavender Museum is in Coustellet, France, in the heart of the Luberon...
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…
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We missed the Lavender Blooms

We were there the 1st week of August and Lavender had already bloomed and been harvested. We had a delightful tour of the museum accompanied with a short film and then we went... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Sandy S
Rocky Point, New York

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Rocky Point, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were there the 1st week of August and Lavender had already bloomed and been harvested. We had a delightful tour of the museum accompanied with a short film and then we went directly into the store and shopped. Fabulous lotions and shower gels along with my favorite. Honey with Lavender!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you are visiting France, Provence Haute Alpe, in late spring,early summer you can not miss the lavender fields floriching on the hill sides. The oil extract of this nice flowers are used in in famous French perfumes, soaps an many other healthy products. If you want to learn more how geese flowers are planted, harvest and the different techniques... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

To be honest we actually decided not to take the paid your and instead went to their boutique store. Great items but prices not great nor was the service. Washrooms were clean but you needed a code to access which you can get from the cashier.

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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Lavender is one of the main symbols of Provence. Therefore, it is necessary to visit lavender museum. Here you will learn what is a real lavender and what is lavandin. And the history of the production of lavender essence with all the details - watch the film, visit the exhibition hall with machines, and other elements of production and trading... More 

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Sao Paulo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

very interesting presentation of the history and the technique of Lavender making. Various historical machines, some of them portable, demonstrate make the production process easy to understand. In the shop one can buy the factory' s products at a discount (English spoken). Behind the building there is a small café (self service machines) in front of a small lavender field... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

The museum consists of a theater, an exhibition space and souvenir shop. First of all, we had to see a movie to explain the difference between lavender and lavendie. Then we had to pass through equipment to distill it in exhibition area. Last was the souvenir shop selling lavender goods. This is rather than souvenir shop than museum.

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Durham, North Carolina
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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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