The Garden Maria Serena - Menton (06) - Alpes-Maritimes - Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur - France

The Garden Maria Serena Menton - Alpes-Maritimes (06) - Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur

The Garden Maria Serena : At the very end of the sea-front, last house before the Italian border, stands the villa Maria Serena. It is said to be by Charles Garnier, and has been built in 1880 for the family of Foucher de Careil, related to Ferdinand de Lesseps.
Today the Mentone town council holds its receptions here. The villa is surrounded by a garden where thrive, on 1,5 hectares, tropical and subtropical plants, important palm tree and cyca collections and a remarkable Dracaena. Reputed to be the most temperate garden in France (the temperature never drops below 5° C), it has a wonderful outlook over the sea and Mentone' old town. Surface : 1,450 ha

  • Opening 2017 :
    Open all year, only guided tours, every Tuesday except bank holidays.
    Guided tours only, every Tuesday except on bank holidays, at 10 p.m. Tours start on site.
  • Visits :
    Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 1h30 .
    Access partially adapted for disabled persons.
    Reservation groups
  • Charges :
    Guided visit : 6 euros per person, free for children under 12 years.
  • Access :
    Menton Garavan, direction Italy, pass Quai de Montleone, Quai Bonaparte, Porte de France. Continue on Promenade Saint Astrid : the villa is at 100 meters to the left before the frontier post Saint Ludovic.
    GPS (Lat x Long) : 43.785146900, 7.526555700