The Rayol Manor's Gardens : In 1989, the Conservatoire du Littoral bought the Domaine du Rayol, an estate abandoned for twenty years.
The rehabilitation and restucturing of the garden began immediately after purchase.
The landscapist Gilles Clément has created gardens using the flora and plants of various Mediterranean type climates of the world:
- Mediterranean area, South-East California, central Chile, Capetown area of South-Africa, Southern Australia.
Thus, from the old garden of the Domaine several gardens display the vegetal landscape of these Mediterranean climates.
”Jardins du Domaine du Rayol” have obtained the special label of ”Remarquable Garden” awarded by the French ministry of Culture (2005).
Created in : 1989
Surface : 20 ha
- Opening 2020 :
The property of the Rayol, place of the Conservatory of the coast is open every day, all the year.
The aperture times change based on the seasons :
- from January to March and November-December : 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
- from April to June and September-October : 9.30 am. to 6.30 pm.
- July and August: 9.30 am. to 7.30 pm.
- Visits :
Guided visits , Duration of a guided visit : 1h30 à 2h00 .
Access partially adapted for disabled persons.
- Charges :
Adult : 12 euros. Child, Student : 9 euros.
Family (2 adults and children) : 29 euros.
Under 6 years old: free.
Groups (on reservation) : inquire..
For further information, consult the website above.
- Services :
Shop, Public lavatory, Tree nursery, Tearoom, Restaurant, Saloons to let, Seminars, Receptions, Lectures, Cocktails, Concerts, Theatre perfomances, Marriage photos, Shooting of films, Children's workshops, Workshops garden, Practical training courses , Pedagogical presentations, Documentation center, Dog not admitted, Carpark arranged, Exhibition visitation, audioguide.
- Access :
Between the Lavandou and Cavalaire, to 20 kilometers in the west of Saint-Tropez.
GPS (Lat x Long) : 43.155878196, 6.480865180