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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Still a nice place to visit and learn about Lavender

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 September 2016
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Green Valley, California
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The Cotswolds
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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2 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 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 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 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.

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