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Domaine du Rayol

Domaine du Rayol 7 avenue des Belges, 83820 Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 98 04 44 00
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Weeds weeds weeds: flowering, but weeds several interesting plants but mostly unkempt. coffee at... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
Inge T
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Nieuwleusen, The Netherlands
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wild Cote D'Azur coastal park

Domaine Du Rayol in Cote D'Azur French Riviera Provence Alpes France is a naturalized park, I have... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2018
chickandbeast
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Durham, Canada
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Domaine du Rayol 7 avenue des Belges, 83820 Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Weeds weeds weeds: flowering, but weeds several interesting plants but mostly unkempt. coffee at 10:00 only if you set up your own table because the rest is already reserved for lunch! Definitely not recommended!

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Domaine Du Rayol in Cote D'Azur French Riviera Provence Alpes France is a naturalized park, I have noticed a trend in European parks in general let nature be. We stress over every little weedin North America fighting a battle we can no longer win. Clover...More

Thank chickandbeast
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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

What a dreadful place. Weeds everywhere and very neglected. Signposting is poor. If it was good in the past ,it was a very long time ago. Lots of dead plants. If anyone was thinking of going I would think twice if I were you. I...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Amazing park displaying plants from around the world. Follows the coast and protected bays. Definitely worth a visit. Go early when it's not busy.

1  Thank Nicolas G
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Reviewed July 5, 2017

Nice place to visit but they gave no warning that their cafe was closed to paying visitors, but was open to a private group who had wonderful food and drink. We had to leave at lunchtime to walk 10 minutes to the village to get...More

Thank Clive F
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Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

The setting is unique, one of the most beautiful stretches of coasts at the Cote Azur, the idea behind the garden with plants from all continents is great. Unfortunately, the villa and also the park are owned by a state organization and my impression was...More

1  Thank Manfred H
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Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

We thought €11 each was a bit steep just for gardens but it is worth it. It can be hot walking round and it is quite a long way, sensible shoes needed. There is a route for wheelchairs but access to some of the interesting...More

1  Thank Mary B
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Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Large botanical garden, facing the sea. Mediterranean plants from moat continents. Two regret, we could not access the beach, and we missed labels on plants.

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Reviewed April 27, 2017 via mobile

An invitation to travel through Mediterranean landscapes across the world. Parc is divided into sections with different flora coming from 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...More

1  Thank rosalialat
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Reviewed October 28, 2016

We got the Information about this place from our friends. The Journey was a bit long driving from the highway to Domaine du Rayol in a small road and in some cases was a bit dangerous, some local drive very fast in some curves. But...More

1  Thank Didawi
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