SINCE 1991 in Coustellet
The art of fine lavender, a scented discovery of the most iconic flower of Provence.
The Art of fine lavender
In May 1991, Georges Lincelé, fine lavender expert, inaugurated the first and only lavender museum in the heart of Luberon, in Coustellet, to preserve the Art of Fine lavender. In a prestigious place with its large Provençal stone building and its Mediterranean garden planted with lavandine and olive trees, this Museum is known as a true conservatory of Made in Provence Lavender. The most beautiful lavender essential oil still collections and of lavender linked objects from the XVIth century to today, are an experience full of discoveries, of which the guiding principle is the protection and valorization of this exceptional local know-how: Provence’s lavender.
Producers’ & distillers’ know-how
This botanical icon which has made the fame and pride of Provence since the XIXth century is one of the rarest and most precious flowers in the world. Today, the Lavender museum has become an institution committed to the preservation of lavender. The Museum allows the visitors to discover the privileged status of fine lavender in high-end perfumery, and its major role in aromatherapy. The museography, the guides’ passion and the partners gathered around the Lincelé Family, owner of the Museum and producer and distiller on the lavender Estate Le Château du Bois since 1890, make it a valuable tour appreciated by all lavender experts and lovers.
Ideal for Family visits
Young visitors have a special place with adapted tools to learn while having fun. Quiz, treasure hunt, workshops, their visit is organized to enjoy this beautiful subject intuitively. To this day, the Lavender Museum is still a 100 % family owned business at human scale, to perpetuate privileged relationships with its visitors. Environmental issues and the commitment to preserve the true fine lavender of Provence still are the goals of this Museum.
Guided tours, Workshops, activities and events
Lengh of the tradition tour : 1h
Lengh of a themed tour : 1h15
5 senses workshop : 1h15
Kids aroma workshop: 30minutes
Bee hotel workshop : 45 minutes
From May 15th to September 15th, « 1 theme, 1 day » : Eco-friendly Monday, perfumed Tuesday, Aromatic Wednesday, tasty Thursday, Romantic Friday, Happy Saturday and tradition Sunday
From July 1st to August 25th : Live distillation in a still from 1900, 6 days a week, except on Saturdays.
Event and activities calender available on www.museedelalavande.com.
“Qualité Tourisme” and Tourism & Handicap Label – Open 7 days a week.
1 hour visit with audio-guides available in 11 languages or guided visits.
Calendar of events and animations available on www.museedelalavande.com –
Le Château du Bois boutique, specialized in PDO fine lavender essential oil and natural and organic cosmetics, body and face care, high-end perfumes.
Air-condition. Shaded area for relaxation and picnic. Free parking.