Opening times / Entrance fees

The Domaine du Rayol is open every day, all year round (except for 25th December).

OPENING TIMES

  • January, February, March, November and December: 9.30 am – 5.30 pm
    Guided tour at 2.30 pm (length: 1h30)
  • April, May, June, September: 9.30 am – 6.30 pm
    Guided tours at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm (length: 1h30)
  • October: 9.30 am – 6.30 pm
    Guided tour at 2.30 pm (length: 1h30)
  • July, August : 9.30 am – 7.30 pm
    Guided tours at 10.30 am (length: 1h30), 2.30 pm, 3.30 pm and 4.30 pm (length: 1h)

The Gardeners’ Café-Restaurant is open every day (except December 25th), from midday to 2.30 pm for lunch, or for a gourmet break during the day (from 10.30 am up to one hour before the Gardens close). Exceptionally, the Gardeners’ Café-Restaurant will be closed on Friday September 30th, due to the preparation of Gondwana, the Mediterranean Plants Festival. Thank you for your understanding.
The Gardeners’ Bookshop is open every day from 9.30 am until the closure of the Gardens.
The Plant nursery is open every Friday afternoon from 2.30 pm until 15 minutes before the Gardens close. Gardening factsheets are available at reception.

The Gardeners’ Bookshop and the Plant nursery are free to access, regardless of entry to the Garden.
The Gardeners’ Café-Restaurant is reserved for visitors to the Garden.

In case of Meteo France warning     Strong winds / Rain-Flood / Thunderstorm
– Orange warning: The garden and the restaurant are closed. The reception, the bookshop and the plant nursery remain open.
– Red warning: The Domaine du Rayol is closed.

To make the most of your visit to the Domaine du Rayol, we advise you to avoid busy days:
– Easter long weekend: Saturday 16th, Sunday 17th and Monday 18th of April 2022
– Ascension Day long weekend: Thursday 26th, Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of May 2022
– Pentecost long weekend: Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th, Monday 6th of June 2022

Please note: Pets are not allowed (even on the lead).


ENTRANCE FEES

Entrance to the Gardens, with or without a guided tour:

– Adults: €14
– Concessions* (children aged 6-17, students, unemployed, disabled person): €10
– Children under 6: free

Family ticket (2 adults + 1 or more children aged 6-17) : €35
Free booklet provided on request on your arrival at reception, for children aged 4-6 or 7-12 years old.

 

 

Annual subscription to the Gardens (1 year’s unlimited access to the Domaine du Rayol):
– Adults: €35
– Children aged 6-17: €13

Audio guide (French / English / German):
– €2.50 per audio guide


PRICES FOR ACTIVITIES

Guided tours with a theme:

In French only. Booking required. Access to the Gardens included.
– Adults: €16
– Concessions* (children aged 6-17, students, unemployed, disabled person): €10
– Children under 6: free

Activities for children:

In French only. Booking required. Access to the Gardens included. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
– Hands in soil
A flat rate of €14 from 6 years old.
– Feet in water
A flat rate of €17 from 4 years old.

Snorkeling:

Equipment provided. Booking required. Access to the Gardens included.
– Adults: €35
– Children aged 8-17: €26
New: reduced rate for all online bookings of marine garden activities!

BOOKING YOUR TICKETS ONLINE


WORKSHOPS & TRAINING COURSES

The Domaine du Rayol has been listed as a Training Organisation since 2006 (registered under N°93830372183 at the DIRECCTE, the Regional Directorate of Business, Employment, Competition, Consumption and Professional Training).

– Adult : €80 / day
– Concessions* (children aged 6-17, students, unemployed, disabled person): €60 / day


ROMANTIC SUMMER EVENING EVENTS

Classical concerts and music from the Mediterranean:
– Adult : €42
– Concessions* (children aged 6-17, students, unemployed, disabled person): €32

The Café des Jardiniers restaurant is open for bookings on concert evenings (set menu €35).

Payment accepted in cash, by cheque, bank card.
* A reduction is available on production of proof of entitlement.


GROUP ACCESS (booking required)

Visite-guidee-au-Domaine-du-RayolFor organised groups, several options are available:
– Guided tours, full or half-day.
– Lunch and tea at the Café des Jardiniers.
– Educational activities for schoolchildren, students and holiday clubs.
– Facilities for hire and business seminars.