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Address: Tourrettes Sur Loup, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France
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10:00 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:45 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
1:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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We visited in order to purchase a few violet specialty products at the gift shop. We found just what we wanted. However we also enjoyed the photographs, the history and our short... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2015
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Heswall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016

The centre is based in the village of Tourettes sur Loup, although small, it gives you a fascinating insight into the production of Violets.

Thank kevinrwilson
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016

We were not planning to visit La Bastide aux violettes but were attracted to the place by a free "welcome & tasting" event. The visit was a nice suprise. This little museum is very well done; it is modern while presenting local archives and explaininf the history of the cultivation of the violette in the town and region. The staff... More 

Thank SorayaBE
Grande Prairie, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Great if your fluent in French a bit boring otherwise ! We enjoyed the helpful lady and the array of wares in the shop!

Thank gjy_12
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2015

We visited in order to purchase a few violet specialty products at the gift shop. We found just what we wanted. However we also enjoyed the photographs, the history and our short visit to the greenhouse. Nice.

Thank E-Broockman
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2015

This place is an interesting "gap-filler" for those touring the region. Probably not worth a visit by itself but certainly a good addition to a visit of Tourettes-sur-Loup village. See my review of the village itself for more info.

Thank Karl M
Nice, France
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2015

Historically Tourrettes was known as the 'ville des violettes', because it was an important centre of violet growing for the perfume industry in Grasse. This has now been much superseded by artificial substitutes, with very few natural growers remaining, so the Bastide serves as a permanent museum of old violet growing industry, including the tools and shows actual plants being... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Reviewed June 29, 2015

We visited La Bastide while staying in the village. Tourrettes- Sur- Loup is famous for its violets, and influences can be seen throughout in the shops and some restaurants. The violet ice cream is a must. Therefore, it was fascinating to see how the violets are grown, on vertical gardens, and to see the process by which they are dried... More 

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