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Domaine du Rayol

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Address: Avenue des Belges, 83820 Le Rayol-Canadel, France
Phone Number: 33498044400
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Conceived by Gilles Clément, and property of the Conservatoire du littoral...

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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Very interessting botanical garden

The guide is very good. The garden is very interresting to visit. If you are interrested in botanics, visit it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Yves134
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Brumath, France
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Warwickshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting presentation of plants from around the world that survive in hot climates like the south of France. But you need to go in Spring, when it is in full bloom; in summer there is no colour whatsoever. There is very little signage of the plants, so even if you have the audio guide it is actually difficult to... More 

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Brumath, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guide is very good. The garden is very interresting to visit. If you are interrested in botanics, visit it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This botanical park profiles the micro-climates of around 12 different countries. The main reception and gift shop has an elevated view over the very blue water, then you go downwards past a restaurant to a private beach where there are chairs to sit in and enjoy the blue view. On the way you will pass gardens from New Zealand, South... More 

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Dover
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Visited here with some French friends. What a beautiful place overlooking the Med. Even though it was raining and we had our big umbrellas up to keep us dry the flowers were amazing. This park covers 7hectares and take you through Mediterranean landscapes across the world . I particularly enjoyed looking at the plants from California. You can also look... More 

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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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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 

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Budapest, Hungary
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

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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