GAUJACQ, A PLACE OF EXPLORATION.
By establishing an open-sky laboratory in Gaujacq, a town in Southwest France, CHANEL has created a unique botanical experimentation site dedicated to the camellia, which invites science and nature to "reunite." The climate in this region is very particular: it experiences the same average temperatures as Japan or the South of China, the red camellia's native land.
IN THE FIELD IN THE FIELD
The open-sky laboratory in Gaujacq is spread out over 40 hectares of land devoted mainly to camellias. It is managed based on the principles of agroecology and agroforestry in order to preserve local biodiversity.
A PIONEERING EXPERIMENT  IN BOTANY A PIONEERING EXPERIMENT IN BOTANY
The researchers work with the camellias in a balanced, healthy ecosystem that provides unique conditions for observation, study, and innovation. Gaujacq is a center for research in experimental farming, offering new possibilities in the field of beauty.
A NEW AVENUE  OF RESEARCH A NEW AVENUE OF RESEARCH
Gaujacq, a true incubator of innovation, is where CHANEL Research studies the camellia and has developed several derivatives from it, such as oil and wax. The camellia is distinctive in that it blooms during winter, and researchers have discovered the exceptional role it plays in targeting senescence, the mechanism behind skin ageing.