The Var department and the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur region have a rich and highly dynamic network of cultural sites, from internationally renowned public and private museums and parks and gardens that display its unique flora.
Domaine du Rayol
In the middle of the domaine du Rayol, the landscape gardener and architect Gilles Clément has created a mosaic gardens that reference not only the Mediterranean coast but also other parts of the world, such as California and New Zealand.
Emmanuel Lopez garden
Spanning a hectare at the very heart of the island of Porquerolles, the Emmanuel Lopez garden hosts a large number of Mediterranean species, including olive and bay laurel trees and a wide variety of palms.
Musée de la Culture et du Paysage
In 2021, the former Banque de France d’Hyères will host the Musée de la Culture et du Paysage, where important collections labelled Musée de France will be exhibited.
Villa Noailles, designed by architect Robert Mallet-Stevens, is today an art centre that hosts various exhibitions each year as well as the International Fashion and Photography Festival and Design Parade.
Hôtel des Arts
Since 1999, the Hôtel des Arts has housed the Conseil général’s art centre. Each year, four to five contemporary art exhibitions are presented here.
And don’t forget the Fondation Bernar Venet and domaine du Muy, the MAMAC Nice’s Villa Arson, the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul de Vence, the Fondation Hartung Bergman in Antibes, the MUCEM, the MAC and the FRAC, as well as château La Coste in Puy-Sainte-Réparade, and the numerous Monaco Museums… and so much more!