This a popular museum to visit for anyone following the Lavender routes around Provence, attracting around 50,000 visitors per year.
The collection includes equipment used to process lavender oil dating back to the 16th century. There is also a museum shop where you can buy all manner of beauty products, oils, soaps and bunches of lavender.
The museum is open 7 days a week from 1st February to 31st December at the following times:
- February to April - 09:00 to 12:15 and 14:00 to 18:00
- May to September - 09:00 - 19:00 non stop
- October to December - 09:00 to 12:15 and 14:00 to 18:00
Entry costs 6.80€ for adults and children under 15 are free.
Audio guides are available in a number of different languages, and guided tours are available too.
There is a 330 hectare, family run lavender farm "Chateau du Bois" next to the museum. Flowering starts in mid June, with peak flowering in mid July and harvesting at the end of July.
- "Wonderful displays and friendly helpful staff make this a great visit. Excellent shop that sells many lavender products" - Trip Advisor
- “Well worth a visit” - Trip Advisor
- "Want to learn something about the use and extraction of essences from lavender? This is the place to visit. The museum is geared to bus loads of tourists, but the gift shop is extensive, staffed with helpful, courteous ladies who speak many languages, and features a wide selection of lavender related products" - Trip Advisor
How to get passes
You can buy tickets on arrival, although it is recommended that groups reserve in advance, and especially for guided visits.
- Route de Gordes