The House of Biodiversity

Domaine de la Thomassine in Manosque, visit the conservatory orchard and gardens. Educational walk in the diversity of cultivated plants, witnesses of living heritage

mis à jour le 11/05/2022 par Velo Loisir Provence

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3.5 km from the city center, it is an original and educational walk in the heart of the extraordinary diversity of cultivated and domesticated plants offered by the Luberon Regional Natural Park.

Its gardeners invite you to discover the diversity of fruits in a conservatory orchard of more than 400 varieties.

A permanent exhibition on the domestication of fruits and 8 terraced gardens at the foot of a beautiful Provencal country house will make you understand the millennium work of man to select and multiply the fruits adapted to the terroirs.

You will be guided along the water: from the garden of olive trees to the dry garden through the garden of roses, palmettes, wickers, fig trees and the vegetable garden forgotten vegetables.

You can enjoy an original water collection network (water mine), the temporary exhibition and all the amenities (picnic area...).

Possibility of shuttle bus in season (deposit 2km from the entrance).

From 02/05 to 31/05/2024, every Wednesday between 9 am and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.

From 01/07 to 30/08/2024, every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9.30 am and 2 pm.
Closed exceptionally on July 14th and August 15th.

From 02/09 to 30/09/2024, every Wednesday between 9 am and 6 pm.

From 01/10/2024 to 30/04/2025, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.

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La bastide provençale
Exposition permanente
Journée des fruits et saveurs d'autrefois

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The House of Biodiversity
2298, chemin de la Thomassine
Parc naturel régional du Luberon
04100 Manosque

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