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Musee de la Lavande

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Address: 276 Route de Gordes, 84220 Coustellet, France
Phone Number:
+33 4 90 76 91 23
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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We loved our visit. Our children were given a quiz to complete as they went around then a certificate at the end which gthey thought was awesome. We learned a lot about Lavender... read more

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Rose-Anna F
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was indeed a great experience. It would have been greater had the lavender fields been in full bloom. So do make sure that you visit this place in June to early August when the field is painted with the lavender flowers. The quaint little museum showcases soaps, perfumes and all things lavender. Quite interesting and good place to pick... More 

Thank Malika S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our visit. Our children were given a quiz to complete as they went around then a certificate at the end which gthey thought was awesome. We learned a lot about Lavender. Heavy sales push at the end but it was bearable.

Thank Rose-Anna F
Cincinnati, Ohio
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207 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This museum covers the history of lavender and lavendine from early folk remedies up through perfumery and modern industrial uses. Harvesting and oil collection techniques are highlighted but the benefits and cultural impacts are also explored. The store offers a variety of great, high quality products from beauty to fragrance to health items, etc.

Thank CVGJetGuy
The Cotswolds
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The film in the museum, with an English verbal hand guide, was most interesting. The collection of ancient stills was very good, and although there was a certain amount of pressure to buy in the shop, once the staff knew that you just wanted what you wanted to purchase, all was fine. We even returned another day to buy more... More 

Thank TheCotswoldsWhizzy
Green Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Coming back after a year this is still a nice place to visit and learn about lavender production as well as pick up myriad products at very reasonable prices. The gift shop is a little high pressure, but play along and try everything. You'll be sure to find something of interest to take home. Cheers!

Thank WineEng
Surrey, Canada
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310 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

This little museum in Coustellet is worth a stop. Admission is 6.80€ and includes an audio guide. The museum provides great information on the history and evolution of the growing, harvesting and distillation of lavender. There is a small gift shop after the tour. It took about an hour to tour the museum.

Thank lightningboy
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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215 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit in 8 years. The museum was upgraded into a modern information centre with a very nice shop. Ample parking, excellent information and well worth a visit.

Thank Nico558
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

There were some interesting things here but not really 20 euros worth. I learned a little but no more than I could have got through a Wikipedia search. The staff are nice at least but next time I would save the money and just buy some lavender oil in a shop or a stand.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Expensive (there are free museums of lavender in the area and you can visit actual lavender fields for free). The stills are interesting but the hard sell of products at the end is not appreciated. It's just a tourist trap. I learned about different types of lavender but that's all I learned. You can walk into any larger supermarket and... More 

2 Thank debsmooth
Egg, Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

The museum consists of a short audio/visual presentation then a self-guided wander around various exhibits from the history of lavender farming. There is a huge and arguably over-priced gift shop at the end, but the products are locally-produced, beautifully packaged and of good quality, so you might forgive the steep prices. Allow 30 - 60 mins for a visit.

Thank Heather M

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