Discover the French Riviera’s most splendid gardens...
The very mild climate is favourable to the growth of many varieties of Mediterranean and exotic plants and flowers.
Gardens around Nice
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PARC NATIONAL DU MERCANTOUR
Just 90km from Nice and the beaches of the Riviera, many hikes and outdoor sports can be practised in the Mercantour National Park, one of ten National Parks in France. Exceptionally rich flora: over 2,000 varieties of flowers identified
Siège Administratif - 23 rue d'Italie - 06000 NICE Tel.: +33(0)4 93 16 78 88
SERRE DE LA MADONE
Historical listed garden created in 1924: exotic plants and birds. This garden with its unique landscaping and architecture is home to many plants from all over the world.
At the top of the perched village of the same name, among the ruins of an ancient castle overlooking the Mediterranean sea, the “Exotic garden of Eze” is a garden to be experienced. In the midst of several hundred species of exotic plants (cacti,...
Rue du Château - Vieux Village - 06360 EZE Tel.: +33(0)4 93 41 10 30
JARDINS DU CHATEAU DE GOURDON
Gardens laid out in the 17th century (classic French garden designed by Le Nôtre plus Italian-style garden). Way above the Loup Valley, they are enhanced by boxwood and yews laid out to form patterns in a real oasis of greenery. From April to...
Château - 06620 GOURDON Tel.: +33(0)4 93 09 68 02
JARDIN FONTANA ROSA
In 1922, Vicente Blasco Ibanez, politician and writer, buys this property where he recreates patiently a place of his native Valencia.
6 av Blasco Ibanez - 06500 MENTON Tel.:
VILLA ET JARDINS EPHRUSSI DE ROTHSCHILD
An exceptional site on narrowest part of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula, overlooking the bays of Villefranche and Beaulieu-sur-Mer. The Villa: the large patio, the richly decorated rooms and the private apartments. The porcelain collection: a...
1 av Ephrussi de Rothschild - 06230 SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT Tel.: +33(0)4 93 01 33 09
JARDIN DE LA VILLA MARIA SERENA
Right on the border between France and Italy, this garden is said to be the most temperate in France. Reputed for its rich collection of palm trees.
This botanical garden (the Mediterranean branch of the Natural History Museum in Paris) includes a large number of tropical and subtropical plants. Located between the sea and the mountains, Val Rahmeh enjoys a subtropical to tropical climate which... Closed : Tuesday all day,
Avenue St Jacques - 06500 MENTON Tel.: +33(0)4 93 35 86 72
Le Mas Flofaro - 69 corniche André Tardieu - 06500 MENTON Tel.: +33(0)4 92 10 33 66
JARDIN EXOTIQUE DE MONACO
Hugging the cliff-side, this garden is home to a thousand different cactus and succulent species, some of which grow to gigantic proportions. This 11,500m2 garden, opened in 1933 by Prince Louis II, is the result of a collection of succulents that...
Thuret Gardens are experimental gardens into which exotic trees and bushes used to Mediterranean climates are introduced and experimented upon. The Villa Thuret is a scientific research centre dedicated to botanical research and acclimatisation since... Closed : Saturday all day, Sunday all day,