Facing Hyères’ islands, the Domaine du Rayol is a natural protected area, property of the Conservatoire du littoral. Its garden is an invitation to travel through Mediterranean-style, arid and subtropical landscapes. Several exhibition rooms, one café-restaurant, a specialised bookshop, a plant nursery, thematic tours and snorkeling activity (online reservation).

Facing Hyères’ islands, the Domaine du Rayol is a natural protected area, property of the Conservatoire du littoral. Its garden is an invitation to travel through Mediterranean-style, arid and subtropical landscapes. Several exhibition rooms, one café-restaurant, a specialised bookshop, a plant nursery, thematic tours and snorkeling activity (online reservation).

Programme

Domaine du Rayol, Villa Rayolet © Pascal Tournaire
Domaine du Rayol, Villa Rayolet © Pascal Tournaire
Fenêtre donnant sur le jardin, Villa Rayolet © Pascal Tournaire
Fenêtre donnant sur le jardin, Villa Rayolet © Pascal Tournaire
Lustre Salle Gilles Clément, Villa Rayolet, Domaine du Rayol ©  Goscha Coutellier
Lustre Salle Gilles Clément, Villa Rayolet, Domaine du Rayol © Goscha Coutellier

From the resort to the Mediterranean Garden by Gilles Clément

**Permanent exhibition at the Villa Rayolet

In this villa, representative of the bourgeois and seaside resorts of the 1940s, whose restoration was completed in 2021, three reception rooms host a new permanent exhibition in three parts:
• The history and evolution of the Mediterranean Garden, placed in the long line of landscape gardens that preceded it
• The life of the Domaine du Rayol through that of its owners throughout the 20th century;
• The life and work of landscape gardener Gilles Clément, designer of the Jardin des Méditerranées.

Open weekends, holidays and every day during school vacations (all zones), from 10:30 am until one hour before the Garden closes.

Access

Open every day, all year round (except December 25):
January, February, March, November, December: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
April, May, June, September, October: 9:30am - 6:30pm
July, August: 9:30am - 7:30pm

Free or guided tour included in the admission charge.

Avenue Jacques-Chirac
83820 Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer

  • 33 (0)4 98 04 44 00

domainedurayol.org

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PLACES TO DISCOVER

Domaine de la Sanglière : to discover AOP Côtes de Provence wines. (Bormes-les-Mimosas)
• The Route des Crêtes from Bormes-les-Mimosas to the Col du Canadel, a confidential itinerary offering wonderful panoramic views between sea and mountain.
• The Sentier Littoral des 3 Caps (Lardier, Taillat, Camarat), starting from L’Escalet, on the Ramatuelle village.

PLACES TO STAY

Hôtel Le Bailli de Suffren**** : 55 bedrooms open to the sea, out of sight. A small paradise in a preserved inlet facing the Îles d’Or, your feet in the water. (Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer)

Hôtel Les Terrasses du Bailli*** : an elegant building just a step from the Jardin through the Voie Verte. (Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer)

PLACES TO EAT

Le Café des Jardiniers : a terrace in the heart of the Jardin des Méditerranées. Seasonal cuisine, fresh and local products. (Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer)

Le Maurin des Maures : an iconic restaurant in the village where the bouillabaisse is legendary. Panoramic view. (Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer)

Le Café l’Envol (Hôtel La Villa Douce) : for a fancy dinner or a cocktail immersed in the Mediterranean. A small hidden paradise with a breathtaking 180° view. (Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer)