This museum was founded in 1991 by the Lincelé family, growers and distillers of fine true lavender. This museum is a wonderful opportunity to discover all the secrets of true lavender. Tours, special events, workshops and fun things to do all year long.
The Art of Fine Lavender
In May 1991, Georges Lincelé, a specialist of fine lavender, inaugurated the first, and only, Lavender Museum in the Luberon range, in Coustellet. With this new museum, George Lincelé sought to preserve the Art of True Lavender in Provence. A prestigious setting, a vast Provençal home made of stone, with beautiful Mediterranean garden with lavandin and olive trees. This Museum is recognised as a veritable conservatory of lavender from Provence, with its 346 collection items. The most beautiful collections of stills, from the 16th century to the present day, to make essential oil of lavender, and many historical and heritage objects related to lavender. All this accompanies you to enjoy an experience in the world of lavender, to protect and valorise the outstanding local expertise in lavender from Provence.
Growers and Distillers Savoir-faire
This botanical icon is the symbol, the pride and the fame of Provence and it has been that way since the 1800s. True lavlender is one of the rarest and most precious flowers in the world. Today, the Lavender Museum has become a veritable institution commited to the preservation of lavender. Visitors discover the very special role fine lavender plays, in haute parfumerie and in aromatherapy. The museum settings and displays, the enthusiasm of the guides, the staff and the Lincelé family, owners of the museum and producers and distillers of lavender since 1890 at their lavender estate, Le Château du Bois, all combine to offer you a marvelous visit discovering this emblematic flower.
A visit for the whole family
Children are most welcome and they enjoy the fun learning experience offered hers, with quiz, digital interaction, and animations to learn about lavender in a very user-friendly way. Workshops, events and exclusive theme visits are held all year long to truly enter the world of lavender. The Lavender has remained a 100% family affair, on a human scale, to establish a direct relation with its visitors. Environmental awareness and a commitment to the protection and preservation of true lavender from Provence are among the drivers of this passionate museum.
Guided tours, workshops, animations and events
The 'Tradition' visit lasts: 1 hour
Theme visits (yummy, eco-friendly, romantic, perfume): 1 hour and 15min
New 5-senses Workshop: 1 hour and 15min
Tradition visit and Aromatic workshop for children: 1 hour and 15min
Tradition visit and workshop on bee hotels: 1 hour 30min
Children up to the age of 10: 5€50 to 7€80
Groups over 20 persons:
Tradition Visit, theme visits, workshops on request
Adults: 6€ to 8€30
Children up to the age of 10: 4€ to 6€30
Le Château du Bois is a high-quality boutique that is specialised in AOP essential oil of true lavender from Haute Provence, and natural and organic phyto-cosmetics, soaps, lavender bouquets and sachets, niche perfumes,...
See our Calendar of events and animations at: www.museedelalavande.com.
Reduced price: 7 € (student, retired)
Adult: 8 €
Child (11-16 years): 4 € (free admission for children accompanied by their parents from 0 to 10 years old)
Disabled: 5.50 €.
Free entry for press, accompanying guides, the drivers.
Group rate available for > 10 people.
The entrance ticket gives access to the exhibition tour, digital tools, activities and seasonal workshops.
Free audio guide (11 languages) - Free quiz for children.
Group : from 10 to 150 people
From 01/04 to 23/12, daily.
From 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
From 1 July to 31 August, non-stop from 10am to 7pm.
The last entrance for the visit is one hour before closing time.