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Musee de la Lavande

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Address: 276 Route de Gordes, 84220 Coustellet, France
Phone Number: 33490769123
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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. 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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Lovely spot to learn about lavender

We enjoyed this well priced and interesting museum on lavender and the history of its production in Provence. There was even a kids treasure hunt game to keep little ones amused... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kristen M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed this well priced and interesting museum on lavender and the history of its production in Provence. There was even a kids treasure hunt game to keep little ones amused and a place for them to colour as well. The artifacts were interesting as were the two videos they showed outlining some of the practices. My only issue was... More 

Thank Kristen M
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Private enterprise put on by one of the lavender perfumeries. Self guided walk through collection of stills, bottles and not much else which ends in a gift shop staffed and stocked to sell. I learned a little bit about lavender and perfume.

Thank Paul M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is about 25-30km from Avignon. It's interesting but quite small, there's one small museum which charges about 5€/person and one small boutique which sells lavender oil.

Thank 134bings
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Actually quite a small setup, mostly copper stills of varying ages and sizes. Some Interesting history but some historic details that you may find vary from site to site. Worth visiting, do it at the start of your trip to help inform the rest of your stay.

Thank Richard P
Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This will hopefully be the only negative review I ever write. This place is awful, it is completely focussed on selling products in the shop, where there is a hard sell of products that we bought down the road at an actual lavender farm at less than a third of the price.

Thank Nick F
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did learn about the different types of lavenders and watched a video on how the oil is made. Very educational. The store is a complete tourist trap that wraps you into buying expensive products. They jump when the tour bus with Asian people arrives. Good place if you like to learn about Fine Lavender.

Thank jags1978
Florianopolis, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are audio guides in many languages, including portuguese. Very rich collection. Some tendentious to the (same owner) farm, Chateau de Bois.

Thank Alexsander P
Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We decided to stop in here on a whim and were pleasantly surprised. While a lot of the lavender projects are quite expensive, the museum was interesting and informational. At the shop, we bought a lavender foot cream with menthol and after walking around France for two weeks, it was heaven. Probably the best purchase we made while we were... More 

Thank Zoe W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This museum combined with shop is really excellent! There is a modest entry fee [of about 7 euros] but this is very easily offset by the 25% discount in the shop. There is a comprehensive explanation of the development of the lavender industry and how lavender differs from the (much cheaper) lavendin. Examples of the equipment used from the earliest... More 

Thank Dalriada-Cardross
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

The lavender fields in Luberon (next to the Museum) are an awe-inspiring sight. Venturing into them even for a photo is 'nervy' ... the sound of hundreds of thousands of bees is overwhelming on the senses. A visit had been in our 'bucket list for a long time and we finally made whilst in Aix-en-Provence.

Thank Leonard_vd_Heyden

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