Botanical greenhouses

Inside the Botanic Garden you can discover three exotic greenhouses, each with a different climate. The visit starts at the tropical greenhouse where plants are presented along with their traditional usages such as food, raw material, medicine or ceremonial items; not forgetting their aesthetics. The floristic community you will find there includes carnivorous plants, orchids, bromeliads, passionflowers and scented plants.

Then you will enter the arid greenhouse with cactus (from North and Central America) and succulent plants (from Africa or Madagascar).

Then, following the temporary exhibition gallery you will arrive in the subtropical greenhouse reconstituting a mini forest, with tall herbaceous members of the Zingiberales order, and all around different plant habitats such as the terrestrial, aquatic, wet area and aerial biomes.

Leaving the greenhouses, the visit continues outside with a small collection of cold resistant cactus, insectivorous North American plants, honey plants, a bugs’ house, and a yearly temporary exhibition.

The central part to the greenhouses has been totally rebuilt in 2003, its architect being inspired by the first generation greenhouses built around 1845.

If the main mission of the greenhouses is the conservation of rare species, communicating biodiversity knowledge to the public, more specifically to schoolchildren but also at the occasion of public exhibitions, remains for us a priority.

Access and timetables

Booking methods :

You can book at the Museum reception by phone on 04 76 44 95 41 or by email at

Free admission

Opening hours: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 365 days a year.