When Gustave Thuret arrived in Cap d'Antibes, he fell in love with the wild nature of the place and bought five hectares on which to build his stunning villa and cultivate a beautiful park and gardens.
The botanical gardens at Villa Thuret were built in 1856 and are free for visitors to walk around. The gardens cover an area of over 3.5 hectares and house over 1,600 different species of exotic trees and shrubs.
Thuret's collection offers the chance to view and study a diverse range of cultivated ornamental species on the Mediterranean coast. The estate was passed on to the INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research) by Thuret's heirs and is now managed by the INRA and open to the public.
Guided tours of the garden are available by expert botanists, these are also free.
- Tours / Excursions
- 90 chemin Gustave Raymond