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Remarkable trees : Cinnamomum Camphora - Camphrier

Natural wonder in Menton
  • Beautiful and aromatic evergreen tree of the Lauraceae family
    of the Lauraceae family, Cinnamomum camphora is native to
    China, Japan and Taiwan. It can reach 15 meters in height.

  • Its cream-colored panicle flowers are almost invisible in spring and its fruits, pea-sized drupes, are dark blue-black.
    In Menton, as in many cities in warm countries, it is used as a tree in line. But the camphor tree is best known for the essence that is extracted from its foliage and wood: camphor, used since the eleventh century by the Arabs for its tonic and antiseptic properties.
  • Environment
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Bus stop < 500 m
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • All year 2023
    Open Everyday