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Address: Avenue des Belges, 83820 Le Rayol-Canadel, France
Phone Number: 33498044400
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Conceived by Gilles Clément, and property of the Conservatoire du...

Conceived by Gilles Clément, and property of the Conservatoire du littoral (Coastal Protection Agency), the Mediterranean Garden is an invitation to travel through Mediterranean landscapes across the world (South Africa, Australia, California, Chile, the Mediterranean Basin and the Canary Islands), as well as others with a drier or sub-tropical climate (Mexico, Asia, New Zealand and sub-tropical America.)This small 50 acre fragment of the earth, is a corner of our planet which concentrates and illuminates, with both strength and beauty, those interactions between mankind and nature…Open to visitors every day all year round.Map, Visitors' Guidebook and audioguide available in French, English and German.Gardeners’ Café-restaurant, specialised bookshop, plant nursery. Snorkeling in the marine garden and concerts in summer.

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Autumnal scenes

This was the first visit here in Autumn, the previous times being in Spring and Summer and so I was quite surprised at the number of plants in bloom. There are no tags a=on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 3, 2015
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Saffron Walden
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138 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This was the first visit here in Autumn, the previous times being in Spring and Summer and so I was quite surprised at the number of plants in bloom. There are no tags a=on the plants, but there are numbers and their names can be found in the guidebook. Alternatively, there are guided tours 4 times a day which are... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is a great place to visit if you have a couple of hours to spare and the weather is fine. The paths are a little rugged so take some appropriate footwear., they meander through the large garden which is situated on the side of a hill overlooking the Golfe of St. Tropez. We went on a sunny day at... More 

Budapest, Hungary
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great walk even in a hot day, access to the beach to discover snorkel paths(!) and various species from all continents what fit the Riviera's climate! Definitely a relaxing choice!

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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went there with our 4 months baby on a day when it was very hot. If you have a stroller with you the small alleys are not accessibles but there are many places where we could leave the stroller and continue the walk. The restaurant is just great, both for the view and the food. The beach house is... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Good all round B&B very annoying when a large newspaper tells you that it is a budget B&B then you find out on their website that it is actually fairly expensive, not their fault but the fault of lying Newspapers

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Visited on a stormy day in June. Garden like the various buildings is a bit disheveled but has it's charm. Currently there are a number of land art installations scattered about the garden. Allow 2 hours to cover most of the garden and more if you eat. Lack of labelling is disappointing but it's a pleasant place to while away... More 

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A bit put off by the €10 per person entry fee. This is an adult's venue. The 3 or 4 buildings that are perched on this property are reminiscent of greater days and if I was told that the entry fee was €2 and €8 was for the restoration fund I would probably have felt better. But they are lovely... More 

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64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I visited the Domaine du Rayol in June. The weather was beautiful and we headed to the restaurant to get a table. It was very busy and we were lucky to have a table under the trees. The menu is limited with a number of specials. I had a 'cagette' which was a wonderful collection of dips, crudités, cheese, seeds... More 

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301 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

In a beautiful setting between St Tropez and Le Lavandou these gardens nestle in a hillside on the coastline. There are areas of mediterranean, asian, american, and Australian plants well laid out and marked for information. The walk around the gardens are about 2Km, and include a beach house and farm, where one can get rather overpriced refreshments. The gardens... More 

Thank pmas53
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Wife and I decided to spend a lazy day around here. I'm glad we did. There are 3 components to this place, which make it interesting. Its not just about the gardens. Being English, and used to tame and manicured gardens, the gardens here looked wild and parched in comparison. Perhaps it was the intent, or the fact it was... More 

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