Sérignan-du-Comtat

Le Naturoptère

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If you love little creatures - those who live in the day and those who live at night - and you love plants, this is for you! Calling all budding scientists! The Jean-Henri Fabre Harmas, where the famous entomologist lived, undoubtedly inspired the creation of this vast, light-filled, educational space, dedicated to insects and plants.
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The Naturoptère building blends in perfectly with the surrounding village of Sérignan-du-Comtat. This eco-friendly construction combines wood, concrete and different types of plants to create a warm, welcoming structure.
Inside, you’ll find high-quality science exhibitions as well as fun and educational ways of learning about the naturalist Jean-Henri Fabre, nature, insects and their environment. To ensure the centre is accessible for everyone, you will also find a collection of games, a range of new technologies, living objects, a collection of specimens, and a garden - all governed by a clear and varied narrative.
Outside, you can stroll through the semi-natural garden and observe nature in action .. You’ll see examples of biodiversity in each corner – by the pond, the vegetable garden as well as the insect hotel, enhanced by our pre-selected plants.
Naturoptère holds events, workshops, and talks throughout the year. You can also buy a ticket for a combined visit to the Harmas museum. In summary, Naturoptère is a comprehensive cultural centre, accessible to all.

You will find:
- An area (15m²) dedicated to learning about Jean-Henri Fabre
- An area enabling visitors to learn about the secrets of the building itself
- An area entirely devoted to insects enabling visitors to fully understand what they are
- 4 temporary exhibition spaces primarily devoted to relationships between insects, plants, and their environment
- Three study rooms equipped with magnifying glasses, microscopes and computers to enable children and adults to observe and understand nature
- An Imago space where lectures and documentaries are held throughout the year. This space can also be rented for conferences and meetings.

School groups welcome, with a programme adapted to each age group (by appointment only).

Free for under-7s.
On-site parking and picnic area. Wi-Fi.

Opening times:
-Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9 am to 12.30 am and from 1.30 pm to 5 pm.
-Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, bank holidays from 1.30 pm to 6 pm.
In July and August:
-From Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm.
-Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays from 1.30 am to 6 pm.

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Equipment

  • Meeting room
  • Coach parking
  • Phytosanitary treatment
  • Free car park
  • Car park
  • Public WC
  • Defibrillator
  • Sustainable development
  • Camper van reception area
  • Waste management
  • Picnic area
  • Exhibition space
  • Lift
  • Air conditioning
  • Toilets

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Coach access
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Room hire
  • Shop
  • Set down on-site for groups
  • Permanent entertainments organiser
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Booking of general amenities
  • Guided tours
  • Leisure Center
  • Ticketing in number
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Dates and times

All year round, daily.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, May 1st, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
01/09/23 to 31/03/24 open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:00
01/04/24 to 30/06/24 open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 to 18:30
01/07/24 to 31/08/24 Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 19:00 + some summer evenings.

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French

Prices

Reduced price: 7 € (3-17 years + Pass Provence)
Adult: 10 € (joint ticket with Harmas (one ticket = admission to both sites))
Large family: from 28 € ((2 adults and 2 children): €28 + €5 per additional child)
Group adults: 7 € (from 20 people
For less than 20 people, please contact reception).

Free entry for children < 3 years, accompanying guides, Job-seeker, people with reduced mobility, disabled people, disabled people and accompanying persons.

Methods of payment

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

Contact

Le Naturoptère
Chemin du Grès
84830 Sérignan-du-Comtat

Coordinates

Longitude : 4.841285
Latitude : 44.188046

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Did you know?

This site is included in the Vaucluse Provence Pass.