Nestled in the hollow of a hill well protected from the Mistral winds, the Essentiel de Lavande opens its doors and makes you rediscover the most emblematic plant of the Drôme Provençale.

Your Visit

Your visit begins with a sensory test around lavender and Lavendin.

Approaching the lavender fields, you will discover the cultural history of these plants and the reasons why they are planted next to truffle oaks.

Last, you will discover how the plants are harvested and distilled. Looking through a transparent glass still, you will follow the essential oil extraction process.

Visite du Domaine

Practical informations

- July and August : visits every day upon the hour, every hour, from 11.00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Workshop open from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Distilling process demonstration every day during the 11.00 a.m. visit.

- September to June : visits and distillation demonstration by reservation only.

Distillation demonstration : €3.90 per person. Visit duration: 45 minutes.

Accepted methods of Payment: Cash, check or Bank card

Handicap accessible

Informations pratiques

Directions to the domain

L'Essentiel de lavande,
270 allée de Fontchaude
26160 La-Bégude-de-Mazenc

GPS INFORMATIONS : 44°54’86’’N-4°95’29’’E

Driving directions: Highway A7, exit #17, then follow directions to Dieulefit. At the Bégude de Mazenc exit, take a left onto Route du Levant, and another left, follow the lavender fields, you have arrived!

Place worth visiting near us... special family owned businesses

 Delices au Miel in Roussas: meet a passionate beekeeping family. You will be surprised with the variety of honeys they carry, the incredible cookies, gingerbreads and honey ice creams all home made in their special lab/kitchen.

Chocolaterie Morin in Donzere : from the chocolate bean to the bar of chocolate, the whole process is expertly handled and manufactured right there. The almonds, hazelnuts and morellos are coming straight from their fields. Don't hesitate to go and visit and indulge in the best chocolate you ever dreamed of !

La Ferme les Eybrachas in Reauville : stop by in winter and experience a unique "truffle hunting" expedition followed by a nice snack at the farm. A very special time to share with friends. Early reservations needed.

Wineries:  AOC Grignan les Adhemar, a lot of small wineries throughout the area with very talented wine producers. The nearest ones are : 

- Domaine des Alyssas in Clansayes -

- Domaine Bonetto Fabrol (organic production) in la Garde Adhémar -

- Domaine de Grangeneuve in Roussas -

- Domaine de Montine in Grignan -

- Domaine Rozel in Valaurie -

- Domaine des Gravennes (organic production) in Suze la Rousse -