Garden of the Five Senses and Primal Forms - Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde (13) - Bouches-du-Rhône - Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur - France

Garden of the Five Senses and Primal Forms

Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde - Bouches-du-Rhône (13) - Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur - France

Garden of the Five Senses and Primal Forms : A contemporary garden of 2,5 hectares near Aix en Provence revisits the baroque aesthetics that have so strongly influenced the gardens in Provence. In an original garrigue, with its preserved and valorised vegetation, the creator of this park has fashioned some more elaborate spaces that appeal to all of the visitor’s five senses. The primal forms are associating culture – nature, and are an invitation to meditation, just like all of the works of art that line the course. Every year, an artist in residence offers one or more creations that have been inspired by this exceptional place. Created in : 2008
Surface : 2,5 ha

  • Opening 2019 :
    From July 1st through September 30th:
    - Monday to Saturday : 2 to 7 pm
    - Sunday : 11 am to 7 pm
    - Wednesday and Thursday only guided tours by appointment (minimum 10 persons).
  • Visits :
    Unguided visits.
    Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 1h15, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 10 .
    Access partially adapted for disabled persons.
    Visitors receive a guide brochure at the entrance.
  • Charges :
    Entry fee: 6 euros
    Special price of 4 euros for students, teachers, unemployed and over 65
    Groups of 10 persons: 3 euros for members of SNHF
    Free for children under 12.
  • Services :
    Public lavatory, Drinking water fountain, Dog admitted if kept on a lead, Carpark arranged, Exhibition visitation, Collections.
  • Access :
    20 minutes by car from Aix en Provence centre, road D10. Road to Vauvenargues. Turn at Plan de Lorgue, road of Plan de Lorgue, at the roundabout turn left, then at the end of the Chemin du Plan de Lorgue. Number 21 bus stop right opposite to the entrance of the park.
    GPS (Lat x Long) : 43.536634000, 5.473527100