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The Lavender Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Lavender Museum is in Coustellet, France, in the heart of the Luberon Regional Natural Park, 20 km from Avignon. Our museum is entirely dedicated to true lavender. Since 1991, it has been hosting visitors from the all other the world. 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…
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Activities for young children
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We visited this museum expecting to learn lots however it felt like a complete rip-off. Expensive entry fee to watch a 5 min film before being herded into the shop. I have just moved to the area and was really excited to visit in order to take future friends who stay - I wouldn't visit again and wouldn't recommend it.

Thank LeTravellerGeneva
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SOPHIE L, Responsable commercial at The Lavender Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2013

dear Visitor,

thanks for your message on trip advisor.

I'm sorry you have the feeling to have paid your entrance fee to make a '5 minute tour' .

I'm sorry to tell you that we have an audio guided tour in english version (and another 8 different languages) that lasts for one hour.

our lavender museum is listed in the top 10 touristic sites in the Vaucluse.
our Museum is classified 'Qualité Tourisme' by the governmental authorities.

You can enter the shop directly for free (without visiting the museum first)!

Please fell free to contact me directly : sophie.lincele@museedelalavande.com

best regards from Provence

Sophie Lincelé
sales manager

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"high quality"
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"nice gift shop"
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"southern france"
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"don t miss"
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"interesting visit"
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"distillation process"
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"last stop"
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"essential oils"
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"entire process"
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"picnic area"
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"huge variety"
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"full bloom"
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Love this place ... there has been a 10 year break since I was there last time. Tend to spend most of my time in the actual shop, buying presents for family and friends (and myself), what is more Provencal than lavender ...

Thank Yvonne B
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

If you love lavender and he south of France this is the place for you! Very informative tour of the museum and nice gift shop at the end. Perfect for a rainy day or to escape the sunshine.

Thank PiersKW
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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 the difference between lavender and lavendine. We were fascinated by the fact that the straw that is left once the distilling process has taken place is burnt and not used for any other purpose. The shop at the end of the museum is an assault on the senses, if you don't love the smell of lavender you wouldn't want to be there too long. The picnic facilities were exceptional.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

While I didn't go to the Museum, I cycled the fragrant lavender filled region and dropped by the Musee gift store after seeing a range of lavender products on my travels. The first store has something for everyone. High quality items, attractively packaged and presented, well trained bilingual store associates and air conditioning made it a pleasant and worthwhile visit for lavender lovers.

Thank Colleen A
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