Lavender, a guardian of ancient know-how
Push open the door to a distillery
A soothing cloud of fragrance wafts through the air… the Distillerie Aroma’Plantes offers free tours during the distillation season. What’s more, you can enjoy a voyage back to the origins of lavender with the Lavandoscope, where you’ll learn all about distillation, harvesting and production – you’ll even go home with your own bottle of elixir! The Distillerie les Agnels was founded in Apt in 1895 and the Agnel family’s passion for lavender has never ceased to burn for 5 generations. Enjoy a tour of their fields and breathe in the heady scents of cut flowers… Wind up your tour in Sault, where Thierry and Sylvie welcome you at the Distillerie du Vallon for a fascinating foray into ancient distillation techniques. If you’re visiting in summer, you’ll be just in time for the extraction period – a precious Provencal tradition you won’t want to miss.