Botanical Collection

In the botanical collection, you will find an original and remarkable collection of plant-related documents, including all of the documents in the Villa Thuret library, as well as numerous works on fruit cultivation from the INRAE collection.

The Villa Thuret library, managed today by INRAE, was created by Gustave Thuret, an eminent botanist, when he settled in Cap d'Antibes in 1857. It contains an original and remarkable documentary legacy on plants including flora, botanical monographs, plant biology, horticulture and arboriculture, exotic plant species and acclimatization.

You will find some of these documents in the botanical collection: old, recent or rare books, journal collections.

The botanical collection also includes treatises and illustrated works on fruit cultivation from the INRAE collections.

 

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