Lavender museum

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Lavender

In other times lavender was harvested with a sickle every summer in places called “baïassières” which designate the places where the “baïasses*” would naturally grow.

Selling lavender would give you cash and so was more interesting than traditional cultivations such as wheat or potatoes. Hence goes the saying : “good baïassière is better than a wheat field”.

The sickle harvest was at first a woman’s job. They collected lavender in their aprons and they were paid by flower by the distiller or the “apron broker”.

This was the “lost time harvest”

*baïasses = local name for one piece of lavender plant

Musée de la Lavande

Route de Gordes - D2 - 84220 Coustellet
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