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La Bastide aux Violettes

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Interesting visit

It's an interesting visit for people who would like to know more about these flowers. There are... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2017
Antares2312
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Island of Malta, Malta
Worth a visit

We visited in order to purchase a few violet specialty products at the gift shop. We found just... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2015
E-Broockman
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Los Gatos, California
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Aug 21, 2017
“Interesting visit”
Jun 26, 2017
“A must for flower lovers!”
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Chemin de la Ferrage, 06140 Tourrettes-sur-Loup, France
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

It's an interesting visit for people who would like to know more about these flowers. There are also items which can be purchased. A lovely visit if you happen to visit Tourrettes sur Loup. It's a free visit and the Bastide has it's own free...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017

We learned so much about the violet industry and how these beautiful little flowers grow. Wonderful violet products can be purchased here as well as in the walled village across the way.

Thank 484annette
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.

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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...More

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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!

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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
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
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...More

2  Thank francophonedb
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...More

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