In  June 2010 Avignon unveiled its Epicurium – designed to educate and amuse visitors about the world of fruits and vegetables, telling the story from the seed through to finished products.

Now a permanent museum – the first in Europe devoted to fruits & vegetables, Epicurium’s permanent exhibition invites you to immerse your senses in the world of fruit and vegetables – their colours, smells, sounds… So keep your senses alert!

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Exhibitions change with the changing seasons, and take you along a discovery trail in the vegetabke garden and the orchard. The visitor is immersed in the living universe of fruit and vegetables, with 7 different areas on over 8000m2. All five senses are stimulated by the images and information from five continents. Learn about just what is a fruit, what is a vegetable … ? About fruits and vegetables in our food cycle, about culinary practices and industrial processes, the many varieties of past and present day, crops in the open field and under greenhouses.
Seasonal varieties and varieties from Provence naturally are in the fore, in gardens which show hundreds of varieties of fruit and vegetable species. Throughout the visit, put all five senses to work with the interactive things to do, which make it fun to learn. Hands-on learning makes the world of fruit and vegetables a very tangible experience. The Epicurium also proposes a yearly programme of workshops and activities for all ages :
– Epicurious workshops in the kitchen, by the chef’s side; Epicurious workshops in the garden, working with the gardener; – Meetings and discussions with growers; Art and the art of being gourmand…

Open daily,, with the fruit and vegetables changing with the season. Provence is an area so rich in great foods – olives, grapes (and wine), herbs, lavender, melons, salads – to name but a few.

Epicurium,  – Cité de l’alimentation, Rue Pierre Bayle, BP 11548, 84916 Avignon cedex 9

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