"The " Colombières " garden" Menton Things to Do Tip by Polly74

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  View from the garden
by Polly74

This garden was created by the painter and writer Ferdinand Bac between 1918 and 1927 for the Ladan-Bockairy family. It is a combination of little gardens, separated with mostly Latin species, rather than exotic ones, such as Cyprusses, Olives trees, Echium fastuosum or Caroubiers. It is important to go there and see the eldest French Caroubier with its funny shapes and cuts.
Each one of these small gardens generally highlights one different tyheme, generally taken from the greek and Latin mythology episodes. ( e.g. Ulysse's garden, Nausicaa's fountain etc.) A dozen " fabriques " (i.e. small picturesques buildings) guide the visitors through a mediterranean journey.
This garden is particularly famous for its views on the old city of Menton and its bay.

Address: Route des Colombières. Menton
Directions: between old town and italian border

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  • Written Jun 28, 2005
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