Aromatherapy and Sainte Victoire Laboratory at Simiane


Distilling and Aromatherapy

The first floor of the castle is dedicated to the intriguing and secret world of aromatic and medicinal plants. Here, the specialized team of the Sainte-Victoire Laboratory is pleased to welcome you and introduce you to the uses and therapeutic benefits of essential oils.
« From Plant to Essential Oil » Uses and benefits : information about distillation, properties and uses of essential oils. You can also get advice on natural plant products, essential oils, beauty products, cosmetics, diffusers, reference books and naturopathy. You may also purchase products or simply ask to smell different oils.

The Laboratory is open (and part of the tour of the Castle) :

From March 1st to 31st             weekends only from 2pm to 6pm
From April 1st to 30th               every day except Tuesdays from 2pm to 6pm
From May 1st to August 31st      every day from 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 7pm
From September 1st to 30th      every day except Tuesdays from 2pm to 6pm
From Oct. 1st to Nov. 11th        weekends only from 2pm to 6pm

The Sainte Victoire Laboratory

Two rooms of the castle are occupied by the Sainte-Victoire Laboratory, founded by Jean-Noël Landel and now run by Young Living Europe. His team familiarizes visitors with the benefits of the centuries-old medicinal technique of aromatherapy, rediscovered in the 1930s. The method of use (the oil can be diffused in the air, rubbed on the skin or taken internally) and the properties of the various essential oils on sale are explained.


Further information:
04 92 75 98 90 –



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