The Harmas (”Fallow Ground” in Provencal) of Jean Henri Fabre.
On 18 May 2006 the famous naturalist and entomologist Jean Henri Fabre's (1823 1915) garden and part of the house, restored by the National Museum of Natural History, have been reopened to the public.
The visitors will be able to discover the garden, which contains more than 500 different species of plants where the naturalist made many of his observations about plants and insects. His working cabinet contains his collections of fossils, his manuscripts, his herbarium and the small table on which thousands of pages were written, specially the ”Souvenirs Entomologiques”.
Surface : 1 ha
- Opening 2020 :
Open all year.
April 1st to August 31: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 am-6pm. Saturday and Sunday: 14.30-18.00.
September 1st to October 31: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 :00 to 17:00. Saturday and Sunday: 14.30-18.00.
1 November 1st to March 31: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10 :00 to 17:00. Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Closed : every Wednesday of the year, May 1st and Christmas holidays.
Free or guided tours by appointment for groups and schools.
- Visits :
Guided visits with previous booking , Duration of a guided visit : 0h45mn, Minimal number of persons for a guided visit : 10 .
Access partially adapted for disabled persons.
- Charges :
Full price : 6,50 €. Special price : 4,50 €. School children: 3 €.
Groups (10 person ): 7,00€/pers. (with guided tour).
- Services :
Shop, Picnic area, Public lavatory, Refreshment stall and sweet shop, Drinking water fountain, Lectures, Practical training courses , Pedagogical presentations, Dog admitted if kept on a lead, Carpark arranged, Museum visit, Exhibition visitation, Collections.
- Access :
GPS (Lat x Long) : 44.188911700, 4.843462000