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The Gold Rush of Provence

During your stay at ho36 Avignon, take the opportunity to discover lavender, this aromatic flower with many virtues! Calming, disinfecting, healing, it is also anti-pain, antiseptic, anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, well… anti many things!

Our top 3 to discover the secrets of lavender

Distilleries

To better understand what is behind this medicinal flower, head to the Lavender Museum in Coustellet. Located in the heart of the Regional Natural Park of Luberon, discover this exceptional place exclusively dedicated to fine lavender. Techniques of planting and distillation, perfumes, unusual objects … the visit promises to be fun and informative!

How to get there ? Take the LER22 bus from Avignon bus station (4,10 € one way by bus / 6,60 € round trip).

Admission fee to the Museum: Adult: 8.00 € / Child 10-16 years: 4.00 € / Child -10 years: Free

If you can afford to go to Sault, you can also visit the Aroma’Plantes distillery. In addition to giving you the secrets of lavender, they offer workshops to make yourself your essential oil, your soap or your cosmetics. Pretty nice, right?

The lavender fields

Want to take a ride on the road of lavender? Provence Panorama and Echo de Provence propose to take you for a day or half day to discover the lavender fields of Gordes in Sault, in the heart of the Luberon. If you are interested in this type of excursion, the Avignon Tourism website offers a whole lot of other routes that you can consult by clicking below.

Visit of the Luberon Massif and lavender route (half day): 55 € adult / 27,50 € child

Lavender ocean and Provencal village (day): Adult 100 € / Child 50 €

Le Château du Bois

If you run out of time to discover all these wonderful places, know that you can find the shop Le Château du Bois in the historic center of Avignon.

Château du Bois is a natural, organic and local brand, whose products are made from lavender harvested on one of the largest fields of fine lavender fields located in the heart of Haute Provence at Lagarde d’Apt in 1100 meters of altitude.

So if you do not see lavender with your own eyes, you will be able to discover how it is transformed and used: oils, soaps, cosmetics, incense, perfumes, etc.

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