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Maria Serena Garden

Park and garden, Garden, Botanical garden in Menton
  • The garden around the villa is an invitation to exoticism. Reputed to be the most temperate in France, it houses a large collection of palm trees, a Dracaena Drago and a collection of Cycadaceae. At the foot of the cliffs of the Italian border

  • Close to the Italian border, the Villa Maria Serena was built in 1886 on the plans of Charles Garnier, architect of the Paris Opera, for the Foucher de Careil family, related to Ferdinand de Lesseps. Built on the outskirts of the city, in a district called Little Africa, the garden of one and a half hectares is reputed to be the most temperate in France. It offers a large collection of palm trees, cycas and tropical plants, a veritable open-air greenhouse.
    Reservation required, no payment on...
    Close to the Italian border, the Villa Maria Serena was built in 1886 on the plans of Charles Garnier, architect of the Paris Opera, for the Foucher de Careil family, related to Ferdinand de Lesseps. Built on the outskirts of the city, in a district called Little Africa, the garden of one and a half hectares is reputed to be the most temperate in France. It offers a large collection of palm trees, cycas and tropical plants, a veritable open-air greenhouse.
    Reservation required, no payment on site.
  • Environment
    • Town outskirts
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Beach within 300 m
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Site, building partially accessible
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • Equipment
    • Parking
  • Services
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Cash
  • Rates 2022
  • Full price
    10 €
  • Child
    5 €
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2022
    Opened On Tuesday, On Saturday
    * The garden is only accessible with a guided tour.
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