Musee de sciences et nature

Musee de sciences et nature
On May 18, 2020

Come and discover the Museum of Bordeaux – science and nature!


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Come and discover the Museum of Bordeaux – science and nature!

Permanent and temporary exhibitions, a multimedia show, workshops and countless surprises promise to make each visit a unique experience.
Round off your visit with a tour of the Art and Science Square.
Historic architecture and contemporary design create the perfect conditions to explore the collections.


Val Rahmeh-Menton Botanical Garden

Val Rahmeh-Menton Botanical Garden
On April 30, 2020

The Botanical Garden Of the Val Rahmeh : The exotic garden of the Val Rahmeh belongs to the Museum of Natural History, at the very South-East of France, right next to the Italian border.


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The Botanical Garden Of the Val Rahmeh : The exotic garden of the Val Rahmeh belongs to the Museum of Natural History, at the very South-East of France, right next to the Italian border. It presents numerous plants and flowers of the hot countries in an ambiance expressive of the fragile beauty of a far away world.Plants at the service of beauty and supporting scientific research: A place to relax with a unique microclimate, facing the sea and sheltered by the ”Bercea” Mountain. This oasis of peace and silence offers all year its multiple and coloured vistas.


Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein

Arboretum Marcel Kroenlein
On April 30, 2020

In this timeless place, an original approach was initiated: to protect, welcome and preserve for future generations all the rare or endangered species of the world's mountains.


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In this timeless place, an original approach was initiated: to protect, welcome and preserve for future generations all the rare or endangered species of the world's mountains.

Every year, in November and March (according to the cycle of species) the Arboretum introduces new species on its site. Over time, this living tree museum has been enriched with many deciduous and coniferous trees from the mountain level. Some species are rare and/or need to be protected, such as Japanese larch or Himalayan bamboos... Nearly 400 trees have been planted since its creation in 1988, including 137 acclimatised exotic species.

 

Jardin Château de Gourdon

Jardin Château de Gourdon
On April 30, 2020

The Castle Gardens are supported by four colossal arcades, the tiered gardens form a unique belvedere overlooking the Vallée du Loup to the sea. 


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The Castle Gardens are supported by four colossal arcades, the tiered gardens form a unique belvedere overlooking the Vallée du Loup to the sea. The Terrace of Honour is made up of open or closed horseshoe-shaped box trees. This harmonious composition is said to be due to the Versailles landscape gardener, André Le Nôtre. The Italian Terrace, suspended over the void by 15 m high arches shaped by the hand of man, is planted with large boxwoods cut in cones or balls on a grassy background. The Apothecary's Garden, angelica, columbines, balsamines, comfrey, lemon balm, mint, old roses, sage, tansy and other medicinal plants used in the Middle Ages. Le Jardin de Rocaille or Provençal Garden, glacis of Mediterranean plants, rosemary, sage, cistists, santolines, savory, lavender, varieties of rock plants.

Jardin fontana rosa

Jardin fontana rosa
On April 30, 2020

Fontana Rosa is a historic garden situated on the Avenue Blasco Ibáñez in Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, on the French Riviera. 


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Fontana Rosa is a historic garden situated on the Avenue Blasco Ibáñez in Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, on the French Riviera. The Spanish writer Vicente Blasco Ibáñez began to build it from 1922 on, and he set up home here with his second wife, Elena, and died there in 1928.

Behind a heavy portal surmounted by a rectangular moulded pediment on which stand out the ceramic portraits of Balzac and Dickens surrounding that of Cervantes, barred by a long entablature resting on six escutcheons of fruit and roses, lies one of the most original gardens in Menton, perhaps also one of the rarest, a strange and delirious creation of an extravagant character.


Maria Serena Garden

Maria Serena Garden
On April 29, 2020

At the foot of the cliffs along the Italian border, Villa Maria Serena lays out its gardens in a place called "Little Africa".


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At the foot of the cliffs along the Italian border, Villa Maria Serena lays out its gardens in a place called "Little Africa".

A collection of palm trees and cycas decorate these gardens where strelitzia alba, dracena, bohinia are cut out on the sea and invite to travel.

Created in 1886 for the Foucher de Careil family by Charles Garnier, the Villa Maria Serena was acquired in 1922 by a British banker, Henry Konig, who bequeathed it to the town in 1947. Today, this residence is used as a setting for receptions of illustrious guests such as Elisabeth of Bavaria, President René Coty, as well as high-ranking personalities from the arts and literature.


Ephrussi de Rothschild Garden

Ephrussi de Rothschild Garden
On April 29, 2020

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also called villa Île-de-France, is a French seaside villa located at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera.


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Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, also called villa Île-de-France, is a French seaside villa located at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the French Riviera. The villa was designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah, and constructed between 1905 and 1912 by Baroness Béatrice de Rothschild.

This garden comprises a high flowerbed in front of the Villa, lawns decorated with flame-topped urns and large Italian Renaissance urns called “cardinal vases”, a large oval flowerbed with a channel and ornamental ponds, and an exotic touch provided by palm trees and the scent of agaves. 

To add to the fairytale feel, musical fountains spring from the large pond like a grand aquatic ballet. 


Patrick Blanc vertical garden

Patrick Blanc vertical garden
On April 29, 2020

Patrick Blanc is a French botanist who works at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, where he specializes in plants from tropical forests.


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Patrick Blanc is a French botanist who works at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, where he specializes in plants from tropical forests. He is the modern innovator of the green wall, specifically, he invented the modern vertical hydroponics garden, which distinguishes it from its predecessors.


Bibémus

Bibémus
On April 29, 2020

This is where Cubism was born on this 7 hectares rocky plateau: an operative quarry for Aix monuments until the eighteenth century. 


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This is where Cubism was born on this 7 hectares rocky plateau: an operative quarry for Aix monuments until the eighteenth century. Cezanne discovers the place in a state of neglect: the vegetation has reclaimed, but the ocher rock has kept the shape of men’s work. In the striking architecture of this exceptional nature, the artist gives birth between 1895 and 1904 of world-renowned works, such as “The Red Rock”.

Around the Cezanne’s shed, the laid out path in the shade of tall pines will let you discover the motifs painted by Cezanne, its famous red rocks, geology of the plateau and the quarrying producing stones used to build Aix monuments from antiquity to the eighteenth century. Cezanne painted 11 oils and 16 watercolors in this landscape where mineral and vegetal are complementary.


Les Jardins d'Albertas

Les Jardins d'Albertas
On April 29, 2020

The gardens combine the Italian Renaissance style with the spirit of the French-style garden as developed by Le Nôtre in Versailles.


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Between Aix and Marseille, the Albertas gardens are listed as a Historic Monument and they certainly do make up one of the most beautiful parks in Provence. Property of the Albertas family, the gardens have been kept and maintained just as they were in 1640, the year they were created.

The gardens combine the Italian Renaissance style with the spirit of the French-style garden as developed by Le Nôtre in Versailles. They are arranged like a theatre with lateral allées framing a succession of terraces. With the ponds, monumental statues and fountains, the gardens are a stunningly beautiful place for reverie.

 


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