Bastide aux Violettes

Bastide aux Violettes

Tourrettes-sur-Loup is known for the flower ‘The Violet’, a small flower of love. Here you can experience it in all its splendor.

The Pride of the city
So adorable and so fine that every year a competition is held for the most beautiful flower of the Victoria variety, which is also represented as an ingredient in the perfumes at this local perfume museum, La Bastide aux Violettes.

Located in the Ferrage district, just after the Saint-Jean chapel along the old Grasse road, La Bastide aux Violettes opens its doors to you.

The museum allows you to discover the history of Tourrettes, its terroir, all the uses of the violet flower and to observe the cultivation methods and the flowers in high season by visiting their greenhouses.

The harvest of this delicate five-crowned flower takes place during the flowering period from October to March.

The museum also has a nice little shop where you can buy many different exciting violet-related products.

La Bastide aux Violettes welcomes guests all year round for a free visit, to discover the violet “Victoria” from Tourrettes-sur-Loup in a unique location close to the city center.

By Tommy Sverre / 2020

Monday to Friday 10-12 & 13.30-17.00

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