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

Electra, Posidoniae, Aurelie Trabaud
Electra, Posidoniae, Aurelie Trabaud
Ver plat de la posidonie, Aurelie Trabaud
Ver plat de la posidonie, Aurelie Trabaud
Superposition corb et posidonie, Aurelie Trabaud
Superposition corb et posidonie, Aurelie Trabaud

Posidonia, Aurélie Trabaud

This exhibition invites us to look below the horizon, to discover an artist's sensitive approach to a key element of the Mediterranean basin: posidonia. Often labelled as a seaweed, posidonia is in fact an underwater flowering plant. Using a variety of media (paint, cartography, watercolour, cyanotype, etc.), the artist explores the Posidonia meadows of the Mediterranean.

Through her work, Aurélie Trabaud underlines the vital importance of the natural habitats that these plants create, highlighting their indispensable role in the evolution of a very large number of animal and plant species that depend on them (source of food, nursery for fish, breeding grounds, etc.). This is a hybrid exhibition, where art and education come together to present a viewpoint that is both poetic and ecological.

Access

Domaine du Rayol, Le Jardin des Méditerranées
Avenue Jacques-Chirac
83820 Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer
33 (0)4 98 04 44 00
domainedurayol.org

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

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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)