Sérignan-du-Comtat

Harmas Jean-Henri Fabre

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L'Harmas was owned by 19th-century writer and naturalist Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915), and is now a museum dedicated to his memory. When touring the house you can visit Fabre's study as well as the botanical garden, which boasts a wide range of Mediterranean trees and flora planted over nearly a hectare.
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The famous entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre (1823-1915) moved to this house in Sérignan in 1879. He dedicated his life to the study of insects and flora. He published many textbooks and 10 volumes of his major work, 'les Souvenirs entomologiques'...
From the fallow land around his home (the origin of the word 'Harmas'), Jean-Henri Fabre created a 'field laboratory' where he could observe insects. He worked as a teacher but abandoned his interest in chemistry, maths and physics to devote himself to natural history. In 1922, the National Natural History Museum bought the entire estate. The collections left by the scientist include fossils and minerals, manuscripts, printed material and a few boxes of insects. There are also two exclusive collections - watercolour paintings of mushrooms and an exceptional herbarium.
Self-guided visits or guided tours (minimum of 10 people) – booking required.

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Equipment

  • Picnic area
  • Bar
  • Toilets
  • Camper van reception area
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Free car park

Services

  • Pets welcome
  • Educational visits
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Wi-fi
  • Tour free of charge
  • Guided tours

Opening

All year round, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, May 1st, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.

Methods of payment

  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Travellers Cheque

Prices

Reduced price: 7 €
Adult: 10 €
Child: 7 €.

Free entry for children < 3 years, press, accompanying guides, the drivers, Job-seeker, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Languages spoken

  • French

Location

Longitude: 4.840305

Latitude: 44.188038