Totally unique in Europe - just outside Avignon. Embark upon an extraordinary sensory, scientific and cultural journey, exploring the world of fruit and vegetables, in the middle of a vast garden. It's a place entirely entirely devoted to vegetables and their journey from seed to dinner plate. Did you know that Vaucluse is the 2nd biggest fruit-producing department in France, and the 4th biggest producer of vegetables?!
Epicurium is a fun, educational space entirely devoted to fruit and vegetables, tracing their journey from a seed to our dinner table.
The exhibition is arranged thematically, leading visitors on a sensory, interactive journey, exploring different areas: seasonal fruit and vegetables, geographical origins, botanical characteristics and nutritional value. Videos and interactive devices for children are dotted throughout this section.
The exhibition then looks at vegetable gardens and orchards, exploring a variety of old and new fruit and vegetables, and some original, little known, edible plants.
A number of free events, such as a visit to a transparent bee-hive or a gourmet introduction to the vegetable garden are available, depending on the season. There’s also a short children’s quiz, distributed at entrance, to help your little ones explore the museum.
New in 2016:
-Bare foot trail through vegetable and mineral mulch;
-Temporary exhibition:“Take grain seriously! Dry vegetables from the garden to the plate.”
Epicurium has devised a programme of activities for adults and children alike, that changes according to the season:
-"Epicurieux" workshops for children during school holidays (cooking, gardening, artistic workshops etc.)
-Cookery classes for adults led by renowned regional chefs
-Conferences and opportunities to meet farmers and growers
-Festive, seasonal events
Opening hours: from 1st April to 1st November (open to groups and for workshops outside of these dates)
Every day: 2-6.30 pm
July-August: 10 am-6.30 pm (except weekends: 2-6.30 pm)
Free for under 6’s.
Guided tours available for groups throughout the year. Booking required.