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Le Las district garden certified "remarkable"

A real harbor of greenery and peace accommodating the Natural History Museum, Le Las district garden received the label "A remarkable garden" at the beginning of the year.

Belonging to the General Council of the Var Department, just like the Museum, the park is well known by Toulon City's residents as well as the thousands of visitors who come to visit it. Before even getting the  famous label, everybody had been able to notice the quality of its environment, the bewitching peace which reigns there and the rarity of some of the species which develop there. Among them, a thousand-year-old cedar and a number of Mediterranean and subtropical plants of a rare beauty and great diversity, since they come from the East, Africa, America, Oceania and the Far East.

A national ackowledgement

The people in charge had certainly not waited for such a consecration to bring the place the care and the attention it deserves. A proof is the various information notices placed on the domain to make the public aware and informed. But the label, a real national acknowledgement, confirms a reputation and crowns the efforts carried out for the development of this both exceptional and different site.

A "new look" Museum

It's worth remembering that this site has accommodated the Natural History Museum for three years. The latter was formerly located in Toulon city center. The transfer offered it a second youth, a total reorganization with the implementation of interactive display tools totally adapted to current practices. Finally, it's an amazing Museum in the heart of a remarkable garden, that necessarily rhymes with a compact and captivated public!

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The "remarkable Garden" certification was set up thanks to the proposals of the National Council for Parks and Gardens, a new institution which has been a part of the Ministry of Culture and Communication since May, 2003. It indicates the general public the gardens among which the design, the plants and the maintenance are of a remarkable level, whether they are private or public, protected or not in conformance with monuments or sites. This national label is awarded for a duration of 5 years on proposal of the regional committees formed under the aegis of the Regional Cultural Affairs Directorates (D.R.A.C).

On display at the Museum:

  • A permanent exhibition: a playful and didactic circuit full of images punctuated with interactive terminals and projections, giving a new look to the heritage from the Var department regarding zoology, paleontology, prehistory, mineralogy and botany.

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