perfume workshop Jul-Aug: Mon 2pm-4pm, Thu 4pm-6pm (€45, visitors aged under 15 € 25) - herbal medicine workshop Jul-Aug: Wed 3pm-5pm (€35, visitors aged under 15 €20) - Art of Aperitif workshop telephone for timetable
Founded in the 13C, this monastery was badly damaged during the Wars of Religion and the Revolution. Sold as national properties and converted into a farm, the medieval buildings have been restored. Today they house the European University of Scents and Flavours and workshops exploring perfume and plants, such as the Artemisia Museum, dedicated to the Lure mountain's plants and industrial and craft know-how. Events are held in the cloisters.