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Musée de la Lavande

The art of real lavender, a historical and olfactory discovery of the queen flower of Provence

The Art of True Lavender

In May 1991, fine lavender specialist Georges Lincelé inaugurated the first and only Musée de la Lavande® in the heart of the Luberon at Coustellet, to preserve the Art of True Provence Lavender. In a prestigious location, with its large stone Provencal mansion and beautiful Mediterranean garden of lavender and olive trees, this Museum is recognized as a true conservatory of lavender Made in Provence. The finest collections of lavender essential oil stills from the 16th century to the present day, together with objects from our lavender-growing heritage, make for an experience full of discoveries, with the watchword being the protection and promotion of this exceptional local know-how: lavender from Provence.

Producers’ and distillers’ know-how

This botanical icon, which has been the pride and joy of Provence since the 19th century, is one of the rarest and most precious flowers in the world. Today, the Musée de la Lavande has become a veritable institution committed to the preservation of lavender. It invites visitors to discover the privileged place of fine lavender in haute parfumerie and its major role in aromatherapy. The museum’s museography and the passion of its guides and staff, who work with the Lincelé family, owners of the museum and producers and distillers since 1890 on the Le Château du Bois lavender estate, ensure a visit appreciated by all lovers of this emblematic flower.

A family visit

Children have a special place, with educational tools to help them learn while having fun: quizzes, digital activities and animations to help them grasp this beautiful subject intuitively. Workshops, events, themed and exclusive tours are organized throughout the year to fully immerse visitors in the world of lavender. To this day, Le Musée de la Lavande remains a 100% family-run business on a human scale, in order to maintain a privileged relationship with its visitors. Environmental concerns and a commitment to the preservation of true Provence lavender remain the leitmotiv of this museum of enthusiasts.

Guided tours, workshops, activities and events

Duration of traditional tour: 1h

5 senses workshop in July and August: 1h15

Aromatic flower sachet workshop for children in July and August: 30minutes

From July 3 to August 23: old-fashioned distillation, 7 days a week, book your schedule at the ticket office.

Calendar of events and activities available at

Practical info

Length of visit 1 hour with audio-guides in 11 languages or guided tour.

Air-conditioned rooms.

Shaded picnic area.

Gardens, free asphalt parking.

Quality boutique Le Château du Bois, specializing in PDO lavender essential oil from Haute Provence and natural and organic phytocosmetics, designer perfumes.

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