This tour showcases the art of true lavender in Provence and its traditions with the combination of a workshop to create your own lavender sachet and a tour for the whole family.
- Adults Over 18 years old
- Students Must have valid student card
- Teenagers 11 - 16 years old
- Children 0-10 years old
- OAP Seniors
- Disabled Cards Must have valid card
A Great Source of Inspiration for Chefs and Food Lovers!
This themed tour connects the art of fine lavender of Provence and the tasting of sweet specialties. Fine lavender delights your taste buds as it blooms in our plates. It’s a great source of inspiration for big chefs and every food lover.
- When you get your informational leaflet at the reception, discover the botanical difference between wild lavenders and endemic ones from Provence, and the hybrid ones, the lavandines, through the explanations of our specialized guides.
- Which lavender is used in cooking? According to the season, this first botanical part can happen in the gardens of the museum. It can also be presented around the still during the distillation period, from July 1st to August 25th.
- In the projection room, enjoy a beautiful documentary that was shot on our lavender-growing estate, Le Château du Bois, following the lavender summer harvest, from cutting to distilling in order to obtain the most precious of essential oils.
- In the exhibition room that showcases the most exquisite collector’s items, the guide tells you about the history of fine lavender, from the 16th century to now. Thanks to the museography, you discover the ancient ways of cutting and distilling and the evolution of the needs and uses of the fine lavender of Provence. During the entirety of the tour, you can ask questions and interact with the guide in a friendly way during the three stops in front of the collector’s items.
- The tasting is centered around specialties* with lavender and cheese shortbreads, lavender honey, macarons, and meringues. They are served with either lavender syrup or lavender iced tea, according to the season. The guide shares sweet or salty recipe sheets with you.
- At the end of the tour, you can smell and try the Haute Provence PDO Lavender essential oil, the niche perfumes, and organic cosmetics. The explanations of our advisors on fabrication and usage unveil the virtues of fine lavender and of Provençal and medicinal plants. Next, enjoy a tasting of lavender herbal tea in the shop. Children correct their quizzes with the Lavender Team, who give them their young lavender growers diplomas.
*Sampling propositions may vary according to the season and our partner baker, La Vie en Rose, who cook all the treats.