A botanical garden founded in 1857 by Gustave Thuret (1817-1875) and specialising in plants which are rare and tender not often seen in Europe (eg from the Canary Islands, South Africa and New Zealand). George Sand wrote, in 1868, that 'Placed on a spit of land between two gulfs, it offers an undulating grouping of trees of all forms and of all nuances, which are enough high to hide the foregrounds of the surrounding landscape [... ] One is in an Eden which seems to swim in the vastness'.
Villa Thuret, 90, chemin Raymond, Antibes, France, 06160
All year. Monday to Friday. Closed public holidays. Open 8am to 6pm (8:30am to 5:30pm in winter).