Jardin de Serre de la Madone
Labelled a Jardin Remarquable and listed as a historical monument, the Serre de la Madone garden is considered to be one of the ten most beautiful gardens in Europe. Nestled on the heights of the town of Menton, only a few kilometres from the coast, in the Quartier de la Madone, the terraced garden is home to a multitude of rare plants from all over the world. You’ll be able to see a Quercus Semecarpifolia, two Washingtonia Filifera (desert fan palm), a big Magnolia straight from the Yunnan province in China, and even the surprising Nolina Nelsonii from Mexico. In the middle of this tree-filled environment, a labyrinth of little paths and stone staircases takes you on a wander through a cool haven where a wealth of plants and garden structures intermingle harmoniously (terraces, fountains, pools and statues), to the magnificent ochre-coloured bastide overlooking the garden. The Serre de la Madone garden is open to visitors every day except Monday all year round, except in November.