Les Jardins de l'Harmas Jean-Henri Fabre
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 purchased the entire estate. The collection's 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 6 people) – booking required.